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September 2016 SPIN Meeting, The Power of Place

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Date: September 26, 2016

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm


Pacific University

711 SE Baseline Avenue

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Topic: The Power of Place – Place has the power to enhance or hinder life quality and wellbeing for older adults. In this presentation, we will discuss the importance of place for older adults with dementia and develop appropriate place-based therapeutic interventions for dementia care. Specific topics will include improving person-centered care through effective design and environmental modification and practicing place-based reminiscence therapy.

Speaker: Amber McIlwain, PhD(c) is an assistant professor and director of the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology program at Pacific University. She also teaches in the Master of Healthcare Administration program. Before coming to Pacific, Amber spent two years as faculty in the School of Health Administration at Texas State University. Amber is a member of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and is actively involved with its educational branch, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE).

Host: Pacific University School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership offers competitive programs for highly motivated individuals seeking to advance their careers as the next generation of healthcare leaders.

  • Bachelor of Health Science in Healthcare Management | BHS

  • Master of Healthcare Administration | MHA

  • Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Compliance

  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Programs in the Pacific University School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership include rigorous coursework. You will study leadership and ethics, finance and operations, epidemiology and health policy, regulation and compliance, gerontology, and project management. Our programs are designed for working professionals. Courses are offered either fully online or in a blended format, with each course partially online and onsite. Online programs use a flipped classroom method, in which students follow lectures and interact with faculty and peers online, then engage in group work, case study analysis and discussion in the classroom or via web conferencing. Our on-site classes are conveniently located at our Hillsboro Campus, right on the MAX light-rail line. Parking in Building 3, see map. Meeting entrance on SE Baseline side of building 3.

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