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Release: Feb. 26, 2002

UI Center on Aging to host seminar series

The University of Iowa Center on Aging will host a five-part seminar series on geriatric assessment, beginning March 6 at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

The series, "Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment: Facilitating Elder Independence," is for care managers, nurses, nursing home administrators, counselors, social workers, other professionals who work with the elderly and the public. Developed by the American Society on Aging, the seminars will be conducted via teleconference by Gregory Paveza, professor of social work at the University of South Florida, Tampa.

All sessions will be held in the Otolaryngology Alumni Conference Room in the Pomerantz Family Pavilion (21271 PFP) at UI Hospitals and Clinics. Continuing education credits are available.

Following is the seminar series schedule:

-- March 6, noon to 1:30 p.m.; "The Basics of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment."

-- March 13, noon to 1:15 p.m.; "Mental Status and Decision-Making Capacity."

-- March 20, noon to 1:15 p.m.; "Assessing Functional Capability in the Older Adult."

-- March 27, noon to 1:15 p.m.; " The Social, Sexual, Spiritual, Environmental, Nutritional and Behavioral Aspects of Assessment."

-- April 10, noon to 1:15 p.m.; " Assessing Functional Capability in the Older Adult."

The seminars are free, although there is an $8 fee per session for professionals interested in continuing education credits (CEUs). For CEU information, contact Kerri Cook at the American Society on Aging at (800) 537-9728, extension 649 or via e-mail at

Pre-registration for the seminar series is required. To pre-register or for more information, contact Allison Hart at (319) 335-7731 or via e-mail at