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Alzheimer's Association Greater PA Chapter presents Siberski with Community Outreach Volunteer Award
05-8-13

Jim Siberski received the award April 18.
Jim Siberski received the award April 18.
James Siberski, M.S., C.M.C., CRmT, assistant professor and coordinator of the Gerontology Education Center for Professional Development at Misericordia University, recently was presented with the Community Outreach Volunteer Award from the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter at the Volunteer Recognition Event in Pittsburgh, Pa.

“We are excited to take the time to celebrate our volunteers and community supports,’’ Gail Roddie-Hamlin, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, said at the event that honored six individuals and/or community organizations. “It is inspiring to see so many dedicated people working together for a world without Alzheimer’s. We know time is valuable, and our Association is honored that these individuals choose to share a lot of time with us to help fight this daunting disease.’’

Siberski was noted for volunteering with the chapter in a variety of roles over the past 10 years and for his service on the regional advisory council and on the State Board of Directors. “Jim regularly checks in with our staff to update us on what he has gleaned from professional publications and conferences and to find out the most recent information we have to share with him,’’ the Alzheimer’s Association noted during the presentation. “He has been involved with a number of Alzheimer’s disease research projects and has published and lectured widely about the disease. He never fails to direct his audience to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter and frequently distributes our chapter brochures and literature.’’

Siberski received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Wilkes University and his master’s degree in human service administration from Misericordia University. He is an affiliate member of the American Geriatric Psychiatry Association and is certified in remotivation therapy, gerontology, and by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Siberski is also an editorial advisory board member of Aging Well Magazine, a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, the Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Elder Abuse Task Force Committee and a prior member of the board of directors of the Greater Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Association. He has been published in multiple publications, and has presented numerous lectures and has consulted on issues in geriatric, psychiatric and intellectual disability populations. For more information about the Misericordia University Geriatric Care Management program, please log on to www.misericordia.edu or call (570) 674-6400. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 36 degree programs in three colleges in full- and part-time formats.

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James Siberski, M.S., C.M.C., CRmT, assistant professor and coordinator of the Gerontology Education Center for Professional Development at Misericordia University, recently was presented with the Community Outreach Volunteer Award from the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter (AAGPA). Gail Roddie-Hamlin, left, president and CEO of AAGPA, presents the award to Siberski.