Coalition of Ministries For Older Adults


Join with other leaders who share a passion for working with older adults in congregational and agency settings. Monthly lunch meetings provide an opportunity for networking, support, advocacy, and learning for clergy, lay leaders, and aging service providers. Meetings are generally held on the first Thursday of each month (except July, August, and December), 11:45-1:00, at various locations throughout the community.
Sign up by calling 336-748-0217.

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the Coalition of Ministries for Older Adults
Sponsored by The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem

will meet next on

THURSDAY, June 1, 2017

2945 Reynolda Road

(Complimentary lunch available, courtesy of Forsyth Court, with reservation - Maximum 32. If you choose to bring your own lunch, we still need a reservation for seating purposes)

Space is limited, so respond early!

Please respond by Noon on Friday, May 26
by calling 336-748-0217


Geriatric Adult Specialty Team: A State Resource Serving Older Adults in NC

Debbie McCauley, MS, CP-GAST Team Leader

Come learn about a valuable resource that you may not have heard about. The Geriatric Adult Mental Health Specialty Team (GAST) Program began in 2003 as a result of the closing of the Geriatric Units at the state psychiatric hospitals. Many older adults are living in the community in Long-term Care facilities and private homes. The teams provide training in mental health and substance use issues and support to people working with older adults living in the community. The GAST goal is to increase the community’s knowledge and understanding of the issues of mental health and substance use on older adults. Training has been provided in locations such as Long Term Care facilities, Senior Centers, Home Care Agencies, faith-based organizations and Departments of Social Services.

The mission of the Coalition of Ministries for Older Adults is to provide opportunities for networking, fellowship, and mutual support for those who work with older adults within congregations or community agencies; to offer a variety of educational programs that will enable those who serve older adults to expand their knowledge of information, tools, and resources; to serve in an advocacy role in the community when issues arise that affect the well-being of older adults.


Planning ahead in 2017...

NO MEETINGS JULY AND AUGUST                     

September 7                           OLD VINEYARD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
                                                3637 Old Vineyard Road, Winston-Salem 27104
                                                Depression and Older Adults

                                                Terri Sheard, Old Vineyard Behavioral Health

 October 5                              HERITAGE WOODS
                                                3812 Forrestgate Drive, Winston-Salem 27103
                                               Welcome to Medicare

                                                Sam Matthews, Executive Director, The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem

November 2                           TBA

December                              NO MEETING

                                                Sponsored by The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem. For information, call  336-748-0217