In 2001, Albany Guardian Society began producing educational programs for nursing assistants in partnership with the Foundation for Long Term Care, the educational arm of LeadingAge New York. Over a period of ten years, thousands of direct care workers attended these programs and established Albany Guardian Society as one of the foremost providers of aging services related education.
Since then, Albany Guardian Society has developed educational programs on a variety of topics including caregiving, housing, and aging in place. Our work in aging in place led us to develop a mobile display that we have used to demonstrate easy-to-implement strategies to help older adults age in place.
While we continued to expand our community forums offerings, we recognized a need for more focused, smaller-scale educational programs. This led to the development of the Albany Guardian Society Institute and forty-five Institute programs were offered in 2013. Institute programs have covered a variety of aging-related topics of interest to older adults, family caregivers, and professionals in the field of aging services. To learn more about the Institute, click on the banner below.