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March 2022 SPIN - The Golden Years: Unique Risk Factors for Problem Gambling for Older Adults

Date: March 14, 2022

Time: 3:00 pm

Certificate of Attendance March 2022
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Gambling Disorder in Older Adults [Autosaved]
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Topic: The Golden Years: Unique Risk Factors for Problem Gambling for Older Adults

Learning Objectives: Understanding Older Adults and "why now" with respect to Baby Boomers, leisure activities and aging demographics and prevalence. Identify the medications with FDA warning that can cause excessive gambling. Describe the warning signs of problematic gambling in an older adult. Understand the "hook" that causes some older adults to gamble excessively and risk factors. Learn about validated screening tools. Knowledge of Oregon resources.


Nirmala Dhar, MSW, LCSW. Nirmala Dhar is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master's in Social Work from the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri and Bombay University, India. She has 36 years of experience in behavioral health in the public sector in Missouri, New Jersey and Oregon. She is a senior policy analyst and the Older Adult Behavioral Health Coordinator for Oregon Health Authority's Health Systems Division. In this role, she is the Project Director for the Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative. Prior to this position, she worked for Clackamas County Behavioral Health for 18 years. This included 10 years as the geriatric mental health specialist for the County. She has provided trainings on a variety of topics over the past twenty-five years and enjoys coaching and mentoring new clinicians. Her areas of professional interest include positive aging, social justice, workforce development, quality improvement, health metrics and health transformation.

Important information about CEU Credits: Oregon Health Authority no longer pre-approves CEU’s. Go to to determine if this presentation will count towards annual CEU requirement for Nursing and Residential Care administrators.

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