Category Archives: Mental Illness and Addiction

Past Free Webinar – June 21, 2016

Addiction in Older Adults

By: Steven Crane, Nan Vest – The Retreat in Wayzata

Handout – Recovery Resources for Older Adults in the Twin Cities Metro Area

Handouts – Addiction in Older Adults Webinar – 1 per page
Handouts – Addiction in Older Adults Webinar – 3 per page

Alcohol and drug addiction is a serious and growing issue for people over 55. In fact, there are currently 2.5 million older adults in the US struggling with some sort of alcohol or drug problem and these numbers are expected to increase as Boomers age. This presentation covers the key issues surrounding older adults and addiction. Participants will learn about the disease model, some of the myths and misperceptions about older adults and chemical misuse, how addiction affects the family and complicates access to care, and some helpful resources.

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Past Free Webinar – February 18, 2016

Depression in Seniors
by Betsy Kane Ellis, MS, Life Enrichment Specialist, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul

Handouts -Depression in Seniors – 1 per page        Handouts – Depression in Seniors – 3 per page

This webinar will provide an overview of the issues surrounding depression in seniors, including dealing with stigma, increased issues of loss and grief, the difference between depression and grief, caregiver issues, and the use of evidence-based programs as a treatment model.

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