Pre-Conference Workshop - Monday, September 24, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Our Community Gathers to Address Housing & Support Needs for Older Adults with Mental Health Issues
Raynell McDonough, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW - Issue Strategist with Calgary Neighbourhoods at The City of Calgary
Kim Savard, BA - Program Manager of The Way In at Carya
Lee Tunstall, BA, MA, PhD - Consultant
Older adults with mental health issues can face challenges in finding the housing and community supports they need in order to survive and thrive. The Older Adult Council of Calgary will present highlights and recommendations from their ongoing work on the housing and support needs of older adults with mental health issues, including a recently released series of position papers.
Through facilitated exercises, participants will explore the challenges and opportunities of providing seamless, integrated housing and support services for older adults with mental health issues, and explore ways of increasing knowledge and collaboration between the mental health, housing, homeless, and older adult sectors.
This session is open to all participants, and is particularly intended for people throughout Alberta who have experience or an interest in the areas of mental health, addictions, housing, homelessness, and community supports.