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UMaine Center on Aging

The mission of the Center On Aging is to promote and facilitate activities on aging
in the areas of education, research and evaluation, and community service.


Professional Excellence in Geriatrics Series (PEGS)

Spring 2006 Continuing Education


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Spring 2006 Continuing Education


The University of Maine Center on Aging is proud to announce the 5th annual interdisciplinary continuing education program during the Spring of 2006. This year the CoA is offering two exciting opportunities in learning: The Professional Excellence in Geriatrics Series (PEGS) and the Geriatric Organizational Leadership Development Seminar (GOLD).


Each seminar is designed with the professional service provider in mind. Recognized leaders in geriatrics present separate sessions in their field of expertise. Sessions utilize a variety of educational methods including lecture, group discussion, panel presentation, and analysis of case studies.

Participants receive a certificate of attendance for each individual session using the University of Maine's Continuing Education Unit.


Directions to Continuing Education Sites

University of Maine at Augusta

Dirigo Pines


Spring 2006 Continuing Education Program

Tuesday, April 25, 2005
UMaine Augusta
Augusta, Maine

GOLDSession 1           Targeting the Boomer Consumer


Presenter: Susan R. Kaye, M.S., M.B.A.

Principal, Packard Judd Kaye Strategic Marketing Group
Instructor, University of Maine Business School


Session 2    ABCD: A Community Development Model 




 Presenters: Anne B. Schink, Program/Training/Disability Officer, Maine Commission for Community Service
Larry Ullian, Director of Program Development, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine
Jane Brissette, Coordinator, Patient Navigator Program,

American Cancer Society                                 

Thursday, April 27, 2006
University of New England (Westbrook College Campus)
Westbrook, Maine



Session 3           Introduction to Handhelds and Epocrates®

Presenter: Rorie Lee, Ph.D., M.P.H., C.H.E.S.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006
University of Maine Augusta (University College Bangor Campus)

Bangor, Maine

PEGSSession 4            Fraud and Identity Theft

Presenters: Michael R. Desrosiers, U.S. Postal Inspector
James L. McCarthy, Assistant U.S. Attorney


Wednesday, May 3, 2006
University of Maine Presque Isle
Presque Isle, Maine

 PEGSSession 5            End of Life Issues—Let’s Talk About Them


Presenter: Kim-Anne Perkins, L.C.S.W., Director, UMPI School of Social Work

Monday, May 15, 2006
Dirigo Pines
Orono, Maine

 PEGSSession 6     Music Therapy and the Elderly

Presenter: Alan Wittenberg, M.A., CMT, NRMT.


Session 7    Thematic Programming for Dementia

                Presenter: Barbara Fister, R.N., M.A.

Friday, May 19, 2006
University of Maine Augusta (University College Bangor Campus)
Bangor, Maine

 PEGSSession 8           Substance Abuse in Seniors

Presenter: Brent Scobie, L.C.S.W., Clinical Supervisor, Acadia Hospital Substance Abuse Services

Monday, May 22, 2006
Hutchinson Center
Belfast, Maine

   GOLDSession 9            Avoiding Staff Burn Out

Presenter: Lesa Andreasen, M.S., M.A., President, BLF Inc.



  PEGSSession 10            Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)


Presenters: Mary Walsh, Manager of Community Programs, Office of Elder Services
Doreen McDaniel, Community Programs Specialist, Office of Elder Services
Anne Smith, Medicare Rights Advocate, Legal Services for the Elderly
Maureen Dea, Medicare Part D Appeals Unit Coordinator, Legal Services for the Elderly


Driving Directions to PEGS Conferences


The Center on Aging would like to thank our generous community sponsers for supporting the spring 2006 continuing education program.

Click here to visit the University of Maine at Augusta website


Click here to go to the University of Maine at Presque Isle website click here to go to the UNE college of osteopathic medicine website
Click here to visit the Dirigo Pines Website Click here to go to the Maine Geriatric Education Center website


Program Planning Provided by:  

 Click here to visit the Arden Training & Consulting website


Spring 2006 Continuing Education Planning Committee Members


Elizabeth Bicknell, M.S., R.N., C.N.A.A.

Associate Professor of Nursing

University of Maine

Lenard W. Kaye, D.S.W., Ph.D.

Professor, UMaine School of Social Work

Director, UMaine Center on Aging

Nancy Kelly, M.S.W.

Field Coordinator

UMaine School of Social Work

Penny Lamhut , M.D.


Sunbury Medical Associates

Medical Director, Dirigo Pines

Jennifer Crittenden, M.S.W.

Senior Research Associate

UMaine Center on Aging


Barbara Steller, R.N., B.S., M.L.A.

Executive Director

Dirigo Pines

Robert A. Strong, Ph.D., CFA

University Foundation Professor of Investment Education

University of Maine

Judith A. Metcalf, A.P.R.N., B.C., M.S.


University of New England Geriatric Education Center

Mary Kellogg

Graduate Student Intern

University of Maine Center on Aging