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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Book : ‘Geriatric Dentistry of India’ by 77yrs old Dr. P.G.Diwan M.D.S (Mumbai)

At 65th Indian Dental Association conference at Mumbai on 10th Feb 2012 , IDA President released the book 'Geriatric Dentistry In India' by Dr. P.G.Diwan .

The First of its kind book “Geriatric Dentistry of India” which is a compilation of articles published in different issues of Dental Journals, is written with the view of enlightening practicing dental surgeons about the new concepts of dental treatments offered to elders. They have been treating elders in their day-to-day practice, without receiving proper education of geriatric dentistry during their academic years.

Very soon the subject will be included in the syllabus of B.D.S. degree course conducted by the medical universities in India. The book, ’Geriatric Dentistry in India’, being the only book on this subject, written by Indian author, will be very useful book for the students of the dental colleges in India. It is beyond doubt that book will be in great demand.

The book ‘Geriatric Dentistry in India’ has 18 chapters spread over 216 pages out of which about 30 pages have color diagrams. The book ‘Geriatric Dentistry In India’ explains  geriatric approach in different branches of Dental Science. The subject is described in detail with the help of good number of diagrams and a few charts.

Price of Book : (INR) Rs. 450/-

To get the copy of this book contact:
DR P.G.Diwan M.D.S (Mumbai)  , 2,Palm Crest, Main Avenue, Santacruz, Mumbai 400054 Tel: 022 26461966 Mobile: 9820158386 . Email: pdgopinath@gmail.com

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Eden Alternative Training this March 2012 at TISS , Mumbai , India: Ten-Principle Philosophy to improving quality of life for Elders

Silver Inning Foundation(SIF) through Ms.Reis Woollen brings Eden Alternative (EA) Training to India. This is EA 3rd workshop in India and South East Asia.

The Centre for Lifelong Learning, TISS and Silver Inning Foundation are happy to announce a Two day non-resident Workshop on Eden Alternative Training to be held at TISS on the 27th and 28th of March , 2012.

Eden at Home (EAH) applies Ten-Principle Philosophy to improving quality of life for Elders living at home and their care partners.  A community-based approach to person-centered care, EAH focuses on building collaborative care partner teams that include the active participation of the Elder herself.   Working together, empowered care partner teams help to ensure the independence, dignity, and continued growth and development of our Elder care partners and each other. 
What does attending this workshop provide?
After training, you will inspire care partners, both within their organization and out in the community, to:

    * Reframe perceptions of aging and disability
    * Work together to reduce caregiver stress & burnout
    * Build strategies on strengths, rather than limitations
    * Develop meaningful connections with each other
    * Create opportunities for all to give as well as receive in care giving role
    * Communicate effectively & thoughtfully between caregivers and Elders
    * Share joy, hope, wisdom, spontaneity, & respect
    * Prevent loneliness, helplessness, & boredom for all on the care partner team .

Who can Attend:
  • NGO's working with Elderly
  • Old Age Homes Staff / Managements
  • Senior Citizens
  • Senior Citizens Associations
  • Senior Citizens Day Care Center
  • Dementia Homes
  • Hospice / Palliative care
  • Hospitals
  • CSR staff
  • Health Professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologist
  • Gerontologist / Geriatricians
  • Government Departments

Medium of Instruction:

Date :
March 27th to 28th, 2012

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eden Alternative Training

The Centre for Lifelong Learning ,TISS,Mumbai

Eden Educator:
Ms. Reis Woollen with Silver Inning Foundation

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
Deonar, Mumbai - 400 088
Tel: 91-22-2552 5680
Mobile:92-233 00722

Contact Silver Inning Foundation Helpdesk  : 99871-04233 ; silverinnings@gmail.com

Registration Fees: Rs. 1300/- . The fee includes working materials, notes and hospitality.

Payment to be made at: Cash counter at TISS between 10.30 am and 1pm on all working days (inform cashier about Eden @home Training) OR send cheque in name of 'Tata Institute of Social Sciences' by courier to C/o. Sailesh Mishra ,ARENA III, Flat - 801/802, Poonam Garden , Mira Road -East, Mumbai. India – 401107 OR to Prof. Nasreen , Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai . India - 400 088 . Tel: 91-22-2552 5680. . A copy of the receipt or chq zerox will have to be brought along on the 27th March at the time of registering. Note: Those who pay by cheque  or cash at the TISS counter directly need to register with Ms.Bhargavi, Secretary, CLL and show the pink reciept to her as soon as they make the payment.

Kindly send in your confirmation to Prof. Nasreen Rustomfram, nasreen_r@tiss.edu or  Mr. Sailesh Mishra at silverinnings@gmail.com before 20th March,2012.Any queries may be addressed to both on above given email IDs.

About       :             
The Eden Alternative: The Eden Alternative is a small not-for-profit organization making a big difference in the world. Based on the core belief that aging should be a continued stage of development and growth, rather than a period of decline.The Eden Alternative 10 Principles is seeking to remake the experience of aging around the world. The core concept of The Eden Alternative is strikingly simple. Dr. William Thomas, his wife Judy, the Eden home office staff, 50 Eden Educators, 60 mentors and more than 15,000 associates teach that where elders live must be habitats for human beings, not sterile medical institutions. They are dedicated to eliminating the plagues of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom that make life intolerable in most of today’s long-term care facilities.

The Centre for Lifelong Learning : The Centre for Lifelong Learning is an independent centre at Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The mission of this Centre is to work with adult learners who seek to work with the disadvantaged and vulnerable sections of society and also cater to people who would like to continue their education by taking up professional courses. To this end, it offers part-time Diploma Programmes in Gerontology and Counselling. Besides, it conducts a range of outreach and short-term programmes for professionals, Para-professionals and volunteers. The thematic contents of these programmes focus upon work-related needs as also self-growth and individual development.

Silver Inning Foundation: Silver Inning Foundation is registered NGO dedicated for the cause of Senior Citizens. It is part of social enterprise Silver Innings which hosts one of the most comprehensive and dedicated website for elderly &their family www.silverinnigs.com . The vision, mission and goals of SIF are centered on creating and implementing services and programmes that are holistic in nature and address the need to acknowledge the much needed supportive environment that the elderly deserve. It looks at reintegrating the elderly into mainstream society and lives with dignity. Silver Innings is working towards creating Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience.

Reis Woollen: Ms. Reis Woollen (RN-BC, BSN/BSc, CRRN) is a board certified Geriatric Nurse from California and an Eden Alternative Educator. Reis works with Silver Inning Foundation as Director-Eldercare Education. She is currently a Graduate Student at University of California-San Francisco in the field of Advanced-Practice Gerontological Nursing Science.

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