Home / Education & Events Education | Advocacy | Continuing Education | Health Wealth | Medicare Education | Speaker's Bureau Education Direction Home Akron Canton offers a wide variety of choices for information and education. Educational Offerings Advocacy Advocacy plays an important role in long-term care and Direction Home Akron Canton is proud to be at the forefront of those advocacy efforts. We maintain ongoing dialogue with elected officials about the needs of Ohio's long-term care system, specifically as it related to older adults and individuals with disabilities. Part of our advocacy role includes accounting for bills of interest to the aging and disability network as they progress through the legislative process and taking appropriate advocacy actions for those pieces of legislation. Health Wealth Health Wealth is is a series of health promotion/disease prevention programs specially designed to keep older adults healthier longer and assist in managing chronic diseases and the symptoms often accompanied by those diseases. Health Wealth offers innovative, evidence-based programs that were developed by a team of teachers, physicians and researchers and tested to ensure effectiveness. Health Wealth programs include: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) Diabetes Education Empowerment Program (DEEP) A Matter of Balance (MOB) Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Continuing Education Direction Home Akron Canton offers a robust continuing education program for social workers (LSW, LISW, SWA), counselors (PC/PCC) and nursing home administrators. We are an approved provider of social work and counselor CEUs through the Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CSWMFTB) and an approved provider of nursing home administrator CEUs through the Board of Examiners of Long-Term Services and Supports (BELTSS). Email Lori Smith or call her at 330-899.5255 for more information Expert and Speaker's Bureau Are you part of a group that has questions about Direction Home Akron Canton and our programs ans services? We are happy to come to your group to provide educational presentations regarding programs and services. contact us for more information Email Laura Villwock or call her at 330-899-5337 for more information.