2015 ALF Resident Assessment Trainings

NEWLY SCHEDULED ALF Assessment Training:

When:  May 18-20, 2015   

Where:  Garden Villas Independent and Assisted Living Community   13590 South Outer 40 Road, Town and Country, MO 63017

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Location and Date for Training

July 20-22, 2015

November 9-11, 2015

Best Western Capital Inn

1937 Christy Drive

Jefferson City, MO 65101   

Registration Fees:

Member: $275 per person

Non-Member: $325 per person

 Full 2015 informational brochure CLICK HERE!!

Registration Form CLICK HERE!!


Dr. Novella Perrin, Ph.D, retired Assistant Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, was also a professor of sociology and the Director of the UCM  Gerontology Institute. She is a consultant and author of numerous books and articles as well as a frequent  presenter at local, state and national meetings on aging related issues. Her most current research  focuses on behavioral management of Alzheimer's Disease, nurse aide retention, rural aging, elder abuse and aging in place. Dr. Perrin also is active in  numerous professional and service organizations.

Penny Shaffer R.N., M.A., is Program Director for Health and Human Services at Johnson County Community College. She has 38 years of nursing experience and specializes in geriatric mental health. Penny has developed several hospital based and outpatient services for seniors with dementia and has served as a mental health consultant to nursing homes and assisted living facilities across western Missouri and east central Kansas for many years. She has taught dementia care for the Alzheimer's Association and sits on numerous panels for elder mental health, abuse and neglect issues. Through a grant funded by the International Longevity Society and MetLife, she developed Dementia Care Certificate course at Johnson County Community College. This course covers all aspects of dementia care and was awarded Innovation of the Year from the Legue of Innovatioin for Community Colleges in 2010. Shaffer is a national speaker and published author of articles on aging, dementia and mental health.

If you have questions about this workshop, please
contact MALA at 573/635-8750 or via email at