The American Society on Aging recently honored long-time Notre Dame de Namur instructor Dr. Patrick Arbore, making him the recipient of their Mental Health on Aging award at their recent Chicago conference. Dr. Arbore traveled to Chicago to receive the award, which is presented “to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of aging” (from their announcement letter).
The following photo and text are from the announcement on their web site:
2013 Mental Health and Aging Award Winner
Dr. Patrick Arbore
Dr. Arbore began his career in the field of aging in 1973. He is the founder and the Director of the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and Grief Related Services (CESP), a program of Institute on Aging in San Francisco. Patrick conducts workshops and presents lectures locally and nationally on aging related subjects including elderly suicide prevention, hoarding, substance abuse, compassion fatigue, communication, depression, traumatic loss, and many others. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of topic, including a chapter he co-authored entitled “Suffering and the Caring Professional” in When Professionals Weep: Emotional and Countertransference Responses in End-of-Life Care (2006). He is also a Senior Lecturer in the Human Services Division at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA. Patrick has also been a part-time Lecturer in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2002, Patrick was the co-recipient of the Gloria A. Cavanaugh Award for excellence in training and education in aging presented by the American Society on Aging.