Online Program

Mental Health among Older Adults

Monday, November 2, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Mental health among older adults is an important public health issue that needs increased attention. This session will address the relationship of social support and stress to mental health outcomes, aspects of mental health among transgender adults, and mental health help-seeking and intervention approaches.
Session Objectives: Identify factors that predict positive aging resilience among males and females. Identify the frequency of adverse physical and mental health factors affecting aging transgender adults. Define the social stressors impacting aging transgender adults. Analyze the barriers and facilitators to mental health help-seeking among older adults living in a planned retirement community. Describe a peer-led intervention model for older adults with mental and physical health co-morbidities. Assess the bi-directional benefits of Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist services.
Shibani Ray-Mazumder, Sc.D, Ph.D

Barriers and facilitators to mental health help-seeking among older adults in The Villages, Florida: A Qualitative Study   
Sarah Fishleder, M.A., M.P.H., C.P.H., Susan Tyler, BA, Jaime Corvin, PhD, MSPH and Carla L. VandeWeerd, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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