CMHA celebrates Seniors Month
CMHA, Muskoka-Parry Sound Branch joins individuals and organizations across the province to celebrate Seniors Month in June.
Seniors’ Month is an important time to celebrate the valuable contributions older adults make in communities across Ontario and reflect on the way they are supported. CMHA, Muskoka-Parry Sound is dedicated to supporting the well-being of all people throughout their lives, including an important focus on older people. One in four Canadian seniors currently live with a mental health issue. In addition, seniors are often undertreated for mental health problems, due to symptoms of mental health issues being mistaken for other conditions, discrimination and stigma, service availability, and physical and financial challenges.
CMHA, Muskoka-Parry Sound’s Seniors’ Mental Health Program, in partnership with North Bay Regional Centre, provides community-based mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment recommendations for people with age-related mental health issues in the District of Parry Sound. This program works in collaboration with clients, families/care givers, family doctors and community partners. It also provides education and consultation to community partners and other professionals. This program is supported by an interdisciplinary team that includes members from psychiatry, nursing and social work. For more information or to make a referral call (705) 789-8891.
To find Seniors Month events in your community, follow the hashtag #SeniorsMonth on Twitter.