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The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. offers continuing education seminars on a wide variety of topics of interest to the aging network. Typically held from 9:00-12:15 p.m., the seminars are both informative as well as approved for continuing education units (CEUs) for Social Workers and Counselors (Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board), Nurses (Ohio Nurses Association) and Nursing Home Administrators (Ohio Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators).

Registration for training seminars may be mailed, faxed or emailed. Registration confirmations may be mailed, faxed or emailed to you.

Trainings are held at the Area Agency Training Center, 2131 Park Ave. West, Suite 300 in Ontario.

Checks payable to:

Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
2131 Park Avenue West
Ontario, OH 44906


Those in the helping professions often have high rates of stress which can become chronic and affect both the quality of their work with clients and their personal lives. Several recent research studies have focused on this phenomenon; describing, comparing and contrasting the concepts of burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma symptoms for those in the helping professions. This workshop illustrates these research findings and then focuses on the risk factors for developing one of these conditions. It then provides an interactive format for participants to discuss both prevention and or treatment strategies for burnout and compassion fatigue in their own situations in working with clients and their families.


  • To describe & differentiate the signs of burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary trauma for professional caregivers
  • To identify common characteristics of those who maintain a positive or balanced outlook
  • To describe 13 ways of preventing burnout & compassion fatigue and maintaining a balanced outlook


When you hear the words “senior citizen,” does it conjure up images of sweet-tempered silver-haired individuals who are determined not to be a burden to others?  Not all seniors fit this stereotype.  Some are ill-tempered, controlling, irrational, and even violent, and they provoke fear in others who must live in close proximity to them.  This workshop addresses the issue of seniors who bully their peers.  Attendees will learn why senior bullying occurs, who tends to be the target, how to identify both perpetrators and victims, and how to intervene in situations involving senior bullying.


  • Be aware of the common signs and features of senior bullying
  • Gain insight into why senior bullying occurs
  • Know what to look for in terms of victim symptoms that indicate someone is being targeted by a senior bully
  • Obtain tips as to how to prevent and/or intervene situations on senior bullying
  • Discuss how to address the situation when the bully or the target or both have dementia
  • Practice bullying interventions by addressing case studies of real incidents of senior bullying


Students will list the similarities and differences between Medicare and Medicaid in Ohio. Students will identify and describe current Medicare Issues and their impact on patients and those who work in health and social services.

The value of good ethics cannot be underestimated, and no one would dare argue that point. The reality that it is a topic that has no clear and concrete answers keeps us pursuing answers to the question, “What would you do in this situation?” Participants will review the basic principles of Ethics, will engage in case scenarios & apply these principles, and will dialogue about what limitations exist that define the parameters of Ethics.