Marywood University and the NEPA Aging Network Alliance (NANA) will co-host a Professional Continuing Education program titled, “Addiction in our Aging Population: Awareness and Treatment Options,” on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the All Seasons Hall, 3729 Birney Avenue, Moosic, Pa. 18507.

To address the addiction crisis in the elderly, this program aims to provide information, community resources, and education to cultivate an awareness of the scope of this emergency and enable participants to be more prepared for assisting those suffering from addiction. The program presenters represent those on the ground working with our elderly population dealing with addiction. By providing vital addiction and treatment data, this program aims to present a clear picture of the current state of the opioid addiction crisis facing our aging population.

Any organization or individual that provides professional services to the senior population in Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) is encouraged to attend, including: addiction counselors, art therapists, certified case managers, counselors, funeral directors, nursing home administrators, prevention specialists, social workers, and professionals seeking information in this field.

The program is Pennsylvania Certification Board approved for six continuing education credits (CEU’s) for addiction counselors, certified case managers, nursing home administrators, and prevention specialists. Social workers are approved for six CEUs for N.J., N.Y., and Pa. LSW licensure renewal. Marywood University’s Professional Continuing Education has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) for six NBCC clock hours for art Therapists and counselors. Funeral directors are approved for six hours by the Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors.

The program fee is $75, which includes CEUs, program, breakfast, and lunch; $30 for program and lunch only. Online registration is available at, or in person with cash or check made out to Professional Continuing Education, located at the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life. To register by mail with check or credit card, mail to Professional Continuing Education, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pa., 18509. Please provide an authorization letter from an agency providing payment, and fax to (570) 961-4798, or register by phone with Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card, at (570) 340-6061.