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March 2014


WORKGROUP & OTHER CFE HIGHLIGHTS

Consumer Advisory Council (CAC)
The next Consumer Advisory Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 11:30am-1:00pm at the United Way of Greater Houston. Do you know of an older adult who would be interested in becoming a member of the Consumer Advisory Council? If so please contact Elizabeth DeLozier at 713-685-2816 for more information.

Healthy IDEAS
Care for Elders is excited to report that the Healthy IDEAS webpage is currently being updated on many areas of the webpage. Once the overall webpage updates are finalized, we will share this with you.


DIRECT CARE WORKFORCE


17th Annual Direct Care Workers Conference
Click here to register
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
7:30am - 4:30pm

United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007

Click here to view the conference schedule.

Yourhoustonjobs.com is featuring an Ad for the conference in the Newspaper!
Click here to view the article.
Click here to view the printed ad.

*If you would like to be added to the email distribution list for conference announcements, or if your organization is able to provide a door prize or giveaway item, please contact Josh Reynolds at jreynolds@careforelders.org or call 713-685-2437
.


2014 Direct Care Worker of the Year Nomination Announcement

The Direct Care Worker of the Year Award will be given at the 17th Annual Direct Care Workers conference luncheon on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 to recognize individuals who serve as role models for others, who go "above and beyond the call of duty," and/or who contribute to improving client satisfaction or quality of life for the seniors they serve. Individuals can be nominated for the award by their managers, supervisors, co-workers, or family members of clients.
Click here to read the 2014 Direct Care Worker of the Year Nomination Guidelines.
All nominations must be received by THIS Friday, March 31, 2014 by 5:00pm.

Special thanks to our four sponsors for the Direct Care Worker of the Year Award!
                       
   



COMMUNITY EVENTS/ NEWS


Houston Money Week Race Around the City
Race around the city solving financial riddles, learning about ways to save money, and winning $1,000 for your favorite Houston area charity in this family friendly scavenger hunt! 100% of event proceeds benefit the Houston Money Week initiative, which provides free financial education workshops throughout Houston.

When and Where?
On Saturday, April 5th, the hunt will start from the Federal Reserve Bank (1801 Allen Parkway). Registration and breakfast (provided) open at 7:45, with the first teams launched at 8:30.  Teams of 3- 4 will solve clues, master tasks, and answer financial questions as they visit some great Houston locations!  Teams will upload their proof photos to the Houston Money Week Facebook and/or Twitter pages as they find their stops and solve the challenges.  Each team will need at least one smartphone and are encouraged to travel together in one car for the competition.  The winner will be determined not on speed but on a variety of factors.


Cost?
The cost is $25 for a team of up to 4 people, plus a small Eventbrite processing fee ($30 plus processing fees at the door).

Registration
To register your team or for more information, visit
www.houstonmoneyweek.org and follow the link.  Each team will need 1 team registration/team captain ticket and up to 3 team member tickets. Teams must have a paid ticket to be eligible to compete, and each team can designate only one charity to receive the grand prize.  Grab your friends and be prepared to learn about some of the best free and low cost resources Houston has to offer.


Seeking Individual Abstracts: Recruiting and Retaining Vulnerable Older Adults in Mental Health Research

The Mental Health and Aging Interest Group have created a symposia entitled, Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Vulnerable Older Adults in Mental Health Research. The group is seeking individual abstracts about lessons learned in recruiting and retaining vulnerable older adults into mental health and other health-related research studies.  If you are interested, please email Gaynell Simpson directly at gmsimpson@sw.ua.edu to receive additional instructions.


To learn about events happening in the community, please click here to visit the Care for Elders events calendar.

 
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