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october, 2021

01oct11:00 am12:00 pmVirtual EventLackawanna County Problem Gambling Webinar - Older Adults


(Friday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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A FREE webinar offered by Lackawanna / Susquehanna Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs

Lackawanna County Problem Gambling Webinar – Older Adults

Today, more people have access to, and are participating in, gambling activities than ever before. Older adults are no exception. While the majority of the population is able to gamble without developing any issues, there is a small percentage of people who are unable to maintain responsible levels of play.  Unfortunately for these individuals, this often progresses to a point where several areas of their lives are impacted in a negative way.

Research indicates this is a common co-occurring disorder among individuals who are experiencing mental health issues and/or experiencing substance use issues. This is often the case with the aging population. During this program, participants will learn about the problem, how it often develops, warning signs that are often displayed, and most importantly, what help is available. With a focus on older adults, discussion will also include ways to maintain responsible levels of participation, in an effort to avoid problems from developing, or becoming worse.



  • Josh Ercole, Executive Director, CCGP


Learning Objectives 

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • Become familiar with gambling and factors included in the development of problematic gambling, specifically among older adults
  • Identify prevalence rates and risk factors of disordered gambling
  • Discuss warning signs and how to address the issue with older adults
  • Identify ways to maintain responsible levels of participation
  • Have awareness of available local resources


Continuing Education

This live program has been approved by the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board – attendees who complete the live webinar will be eligible to receive 1.0 hours of credit

Cost for IGCCB CEs – No Cost


This live program has been approved by the PA Certification Board for 1.0 hours of continuing education credit

Cost for PA Cert Board CEs – No Cost



For more information, or to register for this webinar, please click HERE 

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