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F21-300 Aging in America: the Good, Bad, and the Ugly

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE

300 Aging |  800 Online
Annette Solomon, LICSW, ACSW
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes
Target Audience:
Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists



This course will explore aging in America and some of the various challenges it entails. Some of the major health challenges will also be explored, with an emphasis on barriers to health care access. For example, COVID-19 has profoundly affected older persons and their families. Limited or no visitation in long-term care facilities and dying without the presence of loved ones are two of the adverse effects of COVID-19. In addition to health concerns, older Americans are faced with ageism and its accompanying stereotypes. This workshop will explore some of these stereotypes. What is the role of the social worker in service delivery with older persons? Many older Americans want to remain in their home, but what are some of the alternatives when this is no longer possible? This interactive session will utilize lecture, scenarios, quizzes, music and video to keep the audience engaged. 


Annette Solomon, LICSW, ACSW Related seminars and products

Annette Solomon received her MSW from Howard University School of Social Work. She is a Certified Anger Management Specialist and Level I Certified Investigator: Abuse & Neglect. She has years of experience in clinical supervision, domestic violence, child and adult protective services, and juvenile justice. Ms. Solomon is a Senior Training Associate with Inspired Consulting Group.

Bibliography & References




Administration for Community Living: Profile of African-American, Indians and Alaskan Natives, Asian American, and Hispanic American age 65 and Ove

Aging 2.0 Grand Challenges –

Countries Where People Live the Longest –

Dittrich-McInnis, K. (2009) Social Work with Older Adults

Early, G. (2016) Eighteen Popular Songs About Aging and the Old

4 Global Economic Issues of an Aging Population, (2016)

Eisenberg, R. “The Future of Aging in America (2020)

Maryland Population 2021,

Meola, A (2021) The Aging US Population is Creating Many Problems-Especially Regarding Elderly Healthcare Issues,

NASW Policy & News, Elder Justice Work Continues (2021)

Roser, M.  (2020) Why is Life Expectancy in the US Lower than in Other Rich Countries?

Smith, S. (2016)10 Common Elderly Health Issues,

Understanding Age Stereotypes and Ageism,

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  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
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Agenda & Learning Objectives


01:15 Registration
01:15 - 02:30



  • Introduction - Learning Objectives
  • Quiz
  • Review of Terminology
  • Life Expectancy 
  • Diverse Populations
  • Scenarios
02:30 - 02:45     Break
02:45 - 04:30

Lecture (Continued)


  • Videos
  • Major challenges
  • Music
  • Closing Comments
04:30 Questions & Adjournment



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • List four (4) examples of ageism
  • Define ageism and ageist, and list of four examples
  • Contrast dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • Give four examples of major health challenges
  • Generalize major components of the Older Americans Act
  • Contrast a Living Will and an Advance Directive
  • State areas where life expectancy is the highest
  • Define the "Blue Zone"

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $65 and includes CE credit. Registering after October 8, 2021 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Course Completion & CE Information


Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {3} Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.


ASWB Approved

Course completion requirements: To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete the online course evaluation located in your account. After the online course evaluation is completed, you are then able to download your certificate. Partial Credit will not be given for participants who arrive late or leave early.


Unversity of Maryland School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Professional Education, provider #1611, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UMSSW Office of CPE maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/11/2021 to 02/11/2024. Social workers participating in this course receive {3} continuing education credits.


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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

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