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5/21/24 - SIS Virtual Event - Perspectives in Aging Community of Practice Meeting 
Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

Members - FREE

Non-Members - $20

Virtual Meeting 7:00 pm 

Please note - These sessions are not recorded for future viewing.




Number of Contact Hours: 1.0


Facilitator and Speaker:  

Speaker:  Norene Carlson OTD OTR/L CSOT 

Facilitator: Susanne Giannitti OTR/L


Bio/Background of the Speakers:

ConnOTA community of practice-perspectives in aging members are OT practitioners who work with older adults, have worked with older adults, or who are seeking to work with this population. Areas of practice include but are not limited to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, home care, ALF, ILF, Adult Day Care, Senior Centers, as well as students, retirees, and those who teach older adult OT content. Members bring their expertise and skill set as well as questions and a strong desire to use social learning theory to learn, share, and pool resources and knowledge.

Mastery of group objectives is orally assessed.

Learning Objectives Attendees Should Achieve:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the meaning of legacy and understand the value of assisting a client to create a tangible connection to future generations.
  2. Understand the process of assisting clients to identify their individual legacy project.
  3. Obtain the skills and resources to conduct a legacy book project with a client.


Summary of Event:

Legacy building is the intentional act of taking time to purposefully create something tangible for the people you leave behind when your life is completed. Engaging in a Legacy Project provides the unique opportunity to assist clients to reflect on their life, identify what is important to them and how they wish to be remembered. The use of legacy work is a valuable OT intervention for not only clients with a terminal diagnosis, but also for healthy clients in the latter part of their lives who wish to leave a connection to future generations.

This event is sponsored by Connecticut occupational therapy practitioners. ConnOTA is supporting this event by overseeing the award of CEUs for registered participants.