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