Supporting Resiliency in Older Adults: A Focus on Life’s Purpose
Resilience (the ability to bounce back from difficult experiences) and purpose in life (PIL) (having goals, a sense of direction and a feeling that there is meaning to present and past life) can be associated with positive health outcomes among older adults. These outcomes include increased longevity, improved mood and mental health and maintenance of physical independence and mobility. This activity will provide an overview of the role of resilience and PIL, examine characteristics associated with resilience and PIL and describe intervention strategies to promote resilience and successful aging in older adults.
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education and Healthcare Transformation UnitedHealth Group Alliances.
No commercial support was received for this activity.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, nursing home administrators, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, PAs, physicians, psychologists, social workers, therapists and other health care professionals who provide care to older adults.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the value of having PIL and how this contributes to resilience.
- Describe factors contributing to resilience and intervention strategies to promote resilience and PIL for successful aging in older adults.
- Identify characteristics associated with resilience.
Victor J. Strecher, PhD
Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education
Director, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
About the presenter
Dr. Strecher is a renowned innovator, researcher, author and speaker in the fields of behavior change, digital communication and well-being. His 2009 TedMed presentation on tailored behavior change using digital technologies has been cited by MPH Online as one of the “Top 10 Ted Talks on Public Health.” In 2010, Dr. Strecher won the University of Michigan’s Distinguished Innovator Award. In late 2017, he was the Donald A. Dunstan Foundation’s “Thinker in Residence”. His online course “Finding Purpose and Meaning in Life” was named the fourth best online course in 2020 in the world by Inc Magazine. He has also authored the book Life On Purpose and the graphic novel On Purpose.
His recent focus has been on interventions targeting the root causes of health and well-being, including life’s purpose, factors of well-being and social determinants of health. Dr. Strecher has also been focused on his behavioral, neuroscience and epidemiologic research along with the Purposeful and Resourceful applications his business, Kumanu, offers.
Sarah Chart, RN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
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The activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and Healthcare Transformation UnitedHealth Group Alliances. OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit designation statements
This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Nursing home administrators
This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.00 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—approval 20231115-1-A88372-DL.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-9999-21-235-H04-P
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hours for Certified Case Managers (CCM).
OptumHealth Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this program. 1.00 CE hour.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, OptumHealth Education 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 under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 enduring continuing education credits.
Counselors and/or marriage and family therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 APA - Psychologists
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers
- 1.00 NAB - Nursing Home Administers
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