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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. 


The charge to attend each program is $10. This fee includes continuing education credits for professionals. Registration is required for all events. Please click the link(s) below to secure your spot.


Questioning Decisional Capacity

Presented by Brandon Peck

Peck Ritchey, LLC


Wednesday, June 14

9:30 - 11 a.m.

NSSC|161 Northfield Road, Northfield

1.5 continuing education units available to professionals


How do you determine if an individual is capable of making decisions? Learn how to determine mental capacity and review the laws in place to protect people with capacity issues.


Participants will learn:

  • How to evaluate a person's judgment, comprehension, and ability to understand
  • What happens when someone's capacity has diminished
  • How to know when a person lacks decisional capacity, who makes the medical decisions, and how to handle if the person objects
  • What legal options are available to ensure your decisions are safe guarded


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