Barbara Green, MSW has broad experience developing continuing education programs for professionals in the aging and disability fields. She has taught courses in advanced practice for social workers & has developed curricula on normal aging changes, ethical dilemmas in geriatric care & family caregiving for Bachelor’s level social work, nursing students and home care workers. She has been in clinical practice in care for older adults, both in community and residential settings for more than 20 years.
She was Director of Connections, a care management program at the Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Washington State Chapter and has an expertise in caregiving for families managing the changes brought on by dementia. Her recent clinical work involves leading support groups for individuals living with chronic illness & discussion groups for elders that explore the changes & life transitions experienced by older adults.
Her work has been enhanced during these last several years as her own mother, now 94 years old, shares her insights and experiences of living in an independent living situation with older adults ranging in age 62 – 106 years old.