Speaker: Laurin Mack, PhD, E4 Center Curriculum Director
Panelists: James McNulty, Executive Director of Oasis Wellness & Recovery Centers of RI (COSP) and Robert Walker, Office of Recovery and Empowerment, MA Department of Mental Health
Date: April 5, 2023, 12pm- 1:30pm CT
Peer Supporters are needed to support the overall health, wellness, and quality of life needs of the growing number of older adults who may experience mental health and substance use concerns. This webinar will discuss key issues impacting this group, and provide guidance for Peer Supporters to provide person-centered care for older adults. Panel discussion will include a peer supporter and peer support recipient.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Recognize ageism in self, health care, and society
- Describe key changes associated with normal aging
- Identify three ways common mental health issues may differ in older adults