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Professional & Community Education Programs


NSSC's Education and Diversity committees provide educational events year round for professionals and community members. Presentations include a wide range of topics relevant to aging, including medical, health & wellness, benefits, community resources, legal and financial matters, caregiving, dementia, diversity and ethics. Professionals can acquire continuing education units by submitting a survey following the event. 


Attendance is free. 1.5 CEUs available for LPC/LCPCs and LSW/LCSWs for $10. Registration is required for all events. 


Patience with Parkinson’s

Presented by Katie Fagan, Senior Program Coordinator & Clinical Social Worker Northwestern University Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center 


Participants will learn:

  • The types and stages of Parkinson’s
  • The causes, genetic factors, and environmental risks of Parkinson’s
  • Different challenges people with Parkinson’s face and how to manage them

Thursday, April 18

10 - 11 a.m. at NSSC


Senior Sex: Understanding Physical and Psychological Changes

Presented by Karen Lee Fontaine, M.S., R.N.


Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the changes related to sex in older adults
  • Understand the health benefits of solo and relational sex
  • Utilize adaptive strategies for those who are sexually active

Thursday, May 23

3 - 4 p.m. at NSSC’s Jacobi Room and online