National Guardianship Association to Hold Annual Conference

Ursuline Senior Services is a member of the National Guardianship Association. Our Guardianship Program Director, Ann Mason, has been busy serving as a member of the Planning Committee for the National Guardianship Association Annual Conference. This year's conference being held in Hershey, PA October 2 thru 5 will feature many speakers and workshops to train and develop national standards of practice for guardians.

Among the many featured speakers will be Dr. Bill Thomas, who will conduct a session entitled Eldertopia: the Secret Meaning of Age and Aging. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and author of "What are Old People For?" "How Elders Will Save the World" and "Life Worth Living." He is an international authority on geriatric medicine.

Ann Mason is no stranger to the National Guardianship Association. A National Certified Guardian herself, she has taken the lead in developing a total of five National Certified Guardians in the Ursuline Senior Services Guardianship Program.

"Guardianship is a complex arena involving many subject areas....It is imperative that our department continues to provide the training and development our guardians need to provide the high quality services required for our wards." —Ann Mason, USS Guardianship Program Director

These conferences are important, according to Ann. "Guardianship is a complex arena involving many subject areas. Financial, medical, health, safety, legal, socialization and end of life issues are just some of the decisions guardians are faced with. It is imperative that our department continues to provide the training and development our guardians need to provide the high quality services required for our wards."