Virtual Full Lives Training Series - Culture Matters: Integration and Honoring Culture When Working with Older Adults

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Contact Person
AKTC Support
Support Phone
(907) 264-6244
Support Email
Support Website
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

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Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Jordan Lewis


Contact Hours: 2.00

Training Overview Description

The State of Alaska is facing a rapidly growing population over the age of 65, in both rural and urban areas; with this increase comes a need for support, in the way of long term care and respite services. An important segment of this growing elderly population is Alaska Native Elders who are aging in place, living longer with more chronic illnesses, and facing a variety of health care needs. The high cost of living and the lack of available health care and support services in rural Alaska has required Alaska Native Elders to relocate to urban centers, either to live with family or move to a facility. For some of these Elders, this move can be extremely stressful, resulting in declining physical and mental health.

Working collaboratively with the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Denali Center, we have developed a training manual with the hope of easing the transition of Alaska Native Elders, as well as persons with disabilities, to facility-based living by learning how to celebrate and recognize cultural values and traditions. The goal of this manual is to expose care providers to different cultural practices and activities that can be used to reduce the stress for caregivers, providers, and care recipients.

This manual will serve as the foundation of this presentation and can be used to start discussions in your facility that may help to develop cultural humility among staff and others. It is the hope to create more awareness and increase the number of conversations on how long term care and skilled nursing facilities can incorporate cultural activities for the Elders and persons with disabilities that will improve their quality of life and honor their cultural identity, language, values, and customs.

Event-specific Details

Training Event Specific field

This training is being offered through Zoom software only. There is no in-person site available.

Need help? Please contact AKTC Support, 907-264-6244, if you need assistance.

Care Coordinators. SDS will accept the certificate of Attendance for individual classes, either live webinar session or recorded session, for care coordinator Continuing Education Hours. (including the ones the CC will use for recertification training – see below)

For SDS care coordinator re-certification training, the recertifying care coordinator must:

  • Complete 8 different sessions (either in webinar or recording – complete sessions by June 30)
  • Answer all three questions on the survey after each session.
  • Receive a certificate of attendance for each session completed.
  • Gather all 8 certificates of attendance,
  • And, attach them to one email to
  • Deadline for submission - July 31 2020.

SDS Training will email the recertifying care coordinator a SDS certificate of training completion for care coordinator recertification.

Web-Conference Information. This training will be delivered as a live, interactive web-conference using Zoom. You must prepare for the webinar prior to the day of the training. The Zoom link is available in the AKTC e-Learning Portal after your registration and payment are processed. You must be logged into Zoom and prepared with a camera and microphone (or a headset) prior to the start of training.

AKTC E-Learning Portal. Training Materials, Zoom Link, Training Evaluation, and Certificate of Completion. All participants are encouraged to access the AKTC e-Learning Portal,, in order to review training materials, access the Zoom link prior to the training, access the training evaluation and Certificate of Completion. The e-Learning Portal is only available after completing your registration and payment. Please allow 15 minutes for the system to update payment information before accessing the e-Learning Portal.

After the training, use the e-Learning Portal to complete the training evaluation and retrieve a completion certificate.

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Registration Information

Using Zoom. Zoom can be used on a PC or Mac, laptop, IPad, tablet or smart phone and requires an Internet connection, a microphone and a camera (most devices have a built-in mic and camera). For more information about Zoom or to download the software, go to

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