Older Adults and the Challenges of Disaster Related Grief

Older Adults and the Challenges of Disaster Related Grief and Mortality

Presenter: Rev James W. Ellor, Ph.D., D. Min., LCSW, LCPC, DCSW, BCD, CSW-G

Time: 12 – 1:30pm CST

Members - $35
Non-Members - $50

When a disaster strikes, it impacts the entire community.  Young and old face a new reality of life, but the challenges of each are somewhat different.  Older adults encounter stress and coping through the lens of all their years of living.  This can be a strength in coping, but also exposes the health and cognitive challenges often faced by seniors. The most profound impact on older adults is reflected in the mortality rate, as older adults are significantly more likely to die as the result of catastrophic events.  

About Your Instructor:

Jim Ellor is professor in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University. Jim has worked as a medical social worker and gerontologist for over 40 years. Dr. Ellor spent his first 8 years practicing social work as a community organizer and then as a medical social worker. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, USA.  Dr. Ellor was one of the founding Directors of the Center for Aging Religion and Spirituality housed at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Jim has taught social work and gerontology for the past 36 years and currently teaches Clinical Theory, Research and Aging and Mental Health at Baylor University. He is the co-chair of Baylor’s Ph.D. program in social work.  Dr. Ellor has offered leadership for the past 35 years to the Religion and Aging communities of the Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging as well as the National Interfaith Coalition on Aging.  Jim is the senior editor of the Journal of Religion Spirituality and Aging and is currently co-senior editor of the Macmillan Encyclopedia on Death and Dying to be published fall of 2018.  He has written or edited 10 books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters.  He serves on the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, National Response Team, Medical Reserve Corp, Fire Corp.


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4/11/2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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