College of Health

School of Social Work

Working With Homeless Older Adults: A Care Manager's Perspective

An MSW Area of Emphasis in Aging (AEA) Scholars Event

Date & Time:

Friday, November 20, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM



Free! But registration required for planning purposes.


Summit Classroom Building 324
University of St. Thomas Campus, St. Paul

The MSW Area of Emphasis in Aging (AEA) Scholars will host a talk on working with homelessness presented by Marilyn Cooper.  With the growing lack of affordable housing, persons living at or near the poverty level are at increased risk for becoming homeless.  Devastating at any age, for older adults becoming homeless is even more dangerous because of aging-related concerns across the biopsychosocial spectrum.  Social workers play a critical role in serving this at-risk population in addressing challenges and helping them access the services they need.

Please join the AEA Program and Marilyn Cooper, a St. Kate's - St. Thomas MSW alumna and Care Manager at Catholic Charities, talk about her work with homeless older adults at the Dororthy Day Center in downtown Saint Paul. 

If you are able, please bring a non-perishable food or winter-wear item to donate.  Hope to see you there!

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.