POTAC Spring Friday Forum 2013 – Enjoying and Engaging with Challenging Older Adults

POTAC Spring Friday Forum

Enjoying and Engaging with Challenging Older Adults

with Jane Dressler, JD, OTR/L and Carolyn Glogoski, Ph.D., OTR/L

Friday, June 7, 2013
12:30 – 4:00 PM


San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue, Rm 7E12, San Francisco, CA 94110

Event Description

This three-hour presentation will begin with a discussion of how aging affects select areas of occupational performance, performance skills, performance patterns and client factors, and explores how unique contexts influence older adults’ occupational performance. We will explore emotional states frequently experienced by older adults and the universal structures that can help us better understand clients’ distress and challenging behaviors. Specific techniques to manage difficult situations will be provided. Concepts from the existential humanistic frame of reference will be introduced to further participants’ understanding of older adults’ occupational performance and to remind all participants of the joys of client-centeredness. Continue reading

Steering Committee Meeting – 2/7/2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013
5 to 7:00 PM (Note: New time!)


The Winter POTAC Steering Committee meeting will be held on Thursday evening, February 7, 2013 from 5 to 7:00 PM at the Occupational Therapy Treatment Program (OTTP) at 425 Divisadero Street (between Oak and Fell), Suite 301, San Francisco, 94117. There is a parking lot next to the building. Colleen Divine is hosting and there will be light refreshments.

Hosts: Colleen Devine and Eileen Auerbach
Please e-mail Colleen and Eileen if you will be coming.