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Dobish receives grant for Aging Well Workshop

ISSUED: 13 September 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University received a $2,500 grant from the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services for its annual Aging Well Workshop, which is scheduled for May 8, 2018.

This is the 10th year Shepherd is hosting the workshop, which offers continuing education credits for social workers and is open to members of the community, including elders and their families.

“The Aging Well Workshop’s primary mission is to promote graceful aging and to focus on the well-being of elders,” said Dr. Heidi Dobish, associate professor of psychology and chair of the workshop committee. “Through this workshop, we strive to enrich the lives of elders and their families while promoting intergenerational connections and offering useful knowledge and creative practice interventions for professionals.”

Dobish said one of the workshop’s major missions is to offer continuing education to those who work with the older adult population. The Aging Well Workshop generally attracts about 75 participants each year.

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