Dementia Care Conference

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The Chesley Center on Aging presents,

"Validation" with Naomi Feil


Thursday, September 4, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

(Check In 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.) 

Verizon Wireless Center

1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001



Pre-Registration is required - NO WALK-IN SEATS AVAILABLE


Upon successful completion of this conference, particIpants will be able to:

This workshop will support health and human service workers, families and volunteers to learn how to communicate with disoriented “old-old” people.  The workshop will focus upon the goals of restoring dignity to elders, to teach empathy, to support the development of self-awareness of one’s own aging, and to teach the applications of simple Validation Techniques.

The Workshop will achieve the following objectives:

  1. Experience an awareness of yourself and others
  2. Differentiate the phases of resolution in older people
  3. Identify specific Validation helping techniques
  4. Formulate ways of preventing burnout and ways of reaching a wise old age


Anticipated CE Opportunities

RN’s and LPN’s – 7 Continuing Education Contact Hours

Social Workers – 7 Continuing Education Contact Hours

Nursing Home Administrators – 7 Continuing Education Contact Hours

Psychologists – 7 Continuing Education Contact Hours

Chaplains – 7 Continuing Education Contact Hours


Please note:  If your professional organization requires application from the sponsoring agent and is not on the list below, please contact to determine if your organization can be added.


·         Send e-mail to if you are a Student or a Senior (55+) for Discounted Rate

·         Early Bird, $85.00 if received by Wednesday, August 27, 2014

(includes materials, lunch and continuing education certificate)

·         $95.00 After August 27, 2014, call 507-389-1094 for seat availability - No Walkins Accepted

(on a space-available basis)

·         $45 for Hospice volunteers, full-time students and seniors aged 55 and older, not needing CE credits

·         No refunds 48 hours prior to workshop date

·         Assume your registration is complete unless notified.

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Continuing Education & Professional Development


Sponsors of this event include:

*The Chesley Center on Aging at Minnesota State University, Mankato

*Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging

*Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, Hospice

*Southern Minnesota Nurses

*Visiting Angels

Pathstone Living

Keystone Communities

MN-ND Alzheimer’s Association

Elder Care Services, Inc

For MSU events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Disability Services at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.