Best Western Capital Inn
1937 Christy Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101
We have set aside a block of rooms. Please mention that you are attending the MALA training when calling for reserv
Member: $275 per person
Non-Member: $325 per person
8:00am – 5:30pm Each Day
Dr. Novella Perrin, Ph.D, retired Assistant Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Central Missouri in
Warrensburg, was also a professor of sociology and the Director of the UCM Gerontology Institute. She is a consultant and author of
numerous books and articles as well as a frequent presenter at local, state and national meetings on aging related issues. Her most current research focuses on behavioral management of Alzheimer’s Disease, nurse aide retention, rural aging, elder abuse and aging in place. Dr. Perrin also is active in numerous professional and service organizations.
Penny Shaffer R.N., M.A., is Program Director for Health and Human Services at Johnson County Community College. She has 38 years of nursing experience and specializes in geriatric mental health. Penny has developed several hospital based and outpatient services for seniors with dementia and has served as a mental health consultant to nursing homes and assisted living facilities across western Missouri and east central Kansas for many years. She has taught dementia care for the Alzheimer’s Association and sits on numerous panels for elder mental health, abuse and neglect issues. Through a grant funded by the International Longevity Society and MetLife, she developed the Dementia Care Certificate course at Johnson County Community College. This course covers all aspects of dementia care and was awarded Innovation of the Year from the League of Innovation for Community Colleges in 2010. Shaffer is a national speaker and published author of articles on aging, dementia and mental health.
If you have questions about this workshop, please contact MALA at 573/635-8750 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.