May 6 is Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day and registration is open for the 4th annual symposium on older adult mental health. Registration is free and includes a full day of sessions on how to best meet the mental health needs of older adults. The National Council on Aging, U.S. Administration for Community Living, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsor the day-long symposium.
Issues around mental health are especially relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic and particularly for older adults who may already face isolation and loneliness.
Public health practitioners, professionals in the aging network, mental health providers, health care professionals, and anyone interested in ensuring the mental health of older adults should attend this free, virtual event which will empower professionals with the latest tools to improve the lives of older adults in their communities, both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tom Coderre, acting Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, will provide opening remarks at 10 a.m. in support of all who provided services to older adults and their families during this very difficult year.
Learn more and register at: connect.ncoa.org/oamhad