Geriatric Issues of the Millennium

The 22nd Annual Symposium

Wednesday, May 17th, 2023

Southwest Technical College | 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI 53809

8:30 – 9:30 AM Noelle Hebgen, PMHNP – Managing Challenging Behaviors in LTC
9:30 – 10:30 AM Rachel Andrews, LPC – Let’s look at Hoarding and How to Handle It When People live in a Shared Space
10:30 – 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Nate Cannon, BA, FCA – LGBTQ+ Creating a Positive Culture
12:15 – 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 – 1:30 PM Jen Roling – Sound Bowl Exercise:  Relaxation
1:30 – 3:00 PM Jim Jelinske, MS – Motivational Speaker – Motivating, Educating and Inspiring for Success in Your Organization
3:00 PM Wrap up, Evaluations, Questions, Door Prizes

Sponsored By: SH Horiz 383x80_RGB

Speaker Bios:

Jim Jelinske, MS believes that in order to improve morale, motivate employees, spark creativity, build trust, and improve productivity in the workplace our sense of humor is the most essential human resource we have to do so. Humor is one of the healthiest and most powerful methods to help provide perspective on life’s “grunge” (technical word for stress). Discover the potential for humor in your life and the steps in making your humor successful. Techniques to enhance your humor will be discussed and demonstrated. Jim graduated with his bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in business management. Jim also has his DMA (Doesn’t Mean Anything). Jim has spent over 40 years working in the human service field, teaching, training and working with people to enhance their thinking and impact their lives. Jim currently runs his own business Creative Education Services conducting educational programs for schools, organizations and businesses throughout the country on the topics of Conflict, Communication, Motivation and the “You Can’t Be Serious” humor stress relief presentation.

Noelle Hebgen, MSN, PMHNP, is a Board Certified Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Southwest Health in Platteville, WI.  She provides psychotropic medication management services to individuals across their life span at both Southwest Behavioral Services’ outpatient clinic and inpatient hospital unit. Noelle received her Master of Science in nursing degree with specialization in psychiatric mental health from Walden University in 2019. Prior to that, she was the Director of Inpatient Behavioral Health at Southwest Health/SBS for 4 years. Throughout her nursing career she has gained tremendous experience working with individuals with cognitive disorders in multiple settings including mental health, hospice and home care, and long-term care.

Rachel Andrews, M.S., LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Southwest Health Behavioral Services. Rachel provides psychotherapy to both adults and adolescents at Southwest Health Behavioral Services’ outpatient mental health clinic. Before receiving her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 2016, she worked for 2 years working with adolescents on coping skills and emotional struggles. Prior to this, she worked with individuals with physical limitations, emotional struggles, and developmental disabilities in both a community and residential based settings. Her treatment approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, Dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy. Rachel uses dialectical behavioral therapy to help others better understand, learn to manage and adapt the emotions, as well as actions, they have been struggling with to foster heathier mind and body. Rachel has also found a special interest in hoarding disorder due to witnessing the disorder first hand. This has gravitated her towards attending trainings, speaking and assisting patients with resources to navigate this disorder.

Nate Cannon, BA, MFA, CDP is a nationally recognized speaker, consultant, and author. He trains and educates consumers and professionals through his experiences as a transgender man in recovery from chemical dependency, living well with both mental health diagnoses and an unseen physical disability. He has over ten years of experience working with dementia, law, mental health, and chemical dependency.

Jen Roling is a Certified Singing Bowl Sound Healer through Life Changing Energy, a Complimentary Medical Association registered school. As of recently, Jen is also a 200-hour Yoga Teacher from B-1 Yoga, registered with Yoga Alliance. She also is an In.Form Health Coach through Nature Sunshine since 2017 and is a Reiki Practitioner since 2020. She is the Human Resources Manager at Universal Tank & Fabrication in Dubuque, Iowa. Jen lives in Dubuque with her husband, Chris, and has 2 adult boys, Christian & Jaxon.

Continuing Education Credits

CEU will be provided for professionals that need them.

Social Workers: This program is approved for social work continuing education by the Board of Behavioral Sciences-Wisconsin-Provider Number PCE 2331. Social Workers participating in this course will receive continuing education clock hours 5.25.

Registered Nurses: This program is approved for nursing continuing education by the Board of Registered Nursing-Wisconsin-Provider Number CEP 13474. Nurses participating in this course will receive continuing education clock hours 5.25.

Nursing Home Administrators: This educational offering is being reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (NAB) for clock hours and participant hours 5.25.

Display booths will be Services and Companies that add to Quality of Life for the Elderly, such as Hospice, Durable Medical Equipment and Pharmaceutical Representatives.  Booths can be set up as early as 7:15 AM on the day of the event and taken down at 3:30-3:45 PM