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Assessing a Senior: The Intricacies of Keeping Seniors in the Community

April 21, 2018


9 a.m. - 12 p m


Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
Room 713 (7th Floor)


The participate will explore the unique aspects of working with the senior population. They will explore the obstacles that are presented in a variety of settings. We will review the comprehensive assessment process, highlighting the distinctive needs of this population and the unique skill set necessary for developing trust in a working relationship.

Participates will create a circle of support system to enable them to gain insight into the resources needed to age in place safely.

  1. will understand the needs of the senior population
  2. will explore the balance of independence and dependency
  3. will examine what it means to ask for help
  4. will learn to create a circle of support from within the community
  5. will gain an awareness of the meaning of dignity and autonomy balanced with the need for safety.


Jolene Boden is a certified social worker. She received a master’s degree in social work from Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work in 1980. She has worked in the field of aging in a Residential setting, Community Center, Home care and has worked for JASA (Jewish Association for Service for the Aged) for the last 19 years. Jolene presently is the district director for Long Island. She is well versed in the concrete and emotional needs of the senior population: and works extensively with seniors and their adult children - helping them to deal with caregiving, the emotional and physical issues around aging parents and available services to help people age in place.

Continuing Education Hours

Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service is a provider of social work continuing education hours, as approved by the New York State Education Department Board for Social Work.

Completion of these classes will result in the receipt of three (3) continuing education hours. CEHs are not awarded for partial completion of the class.

Class Fee

The price is listed below:

  • Fordham GSS Alumni: $95
  • Fordham GSS Students: $55
  • Fordham Current Field Instructors: $55
  • Other Students: $60
  • All others: $105

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Refunds and Cancellations

In the event that the class is cancelled, a full refund will be given.

Contact Us

Keila Zapata-Kelly, MSW, CASAC-T
Administrator of Continuing Education and Social Work Licensure