Senior Life Solutions to host resource events

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Luncheon, screenings celebrate Mental Health Awareness

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Mercy's Senior Life Solutions is offering numerous activities in May for seniors.

On Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the second Silver Discovery Luncheon will be held at the Lawrence County Board of Developmentally Disabled, located at 403 E. Elm Street in Aurora.

Silver Discovery, a new networking group implemented by Senior Life Solutions, provides an opportunity to meet as advocates and resources for seniors. The first meeting was held in April, and leaders share was met with great success. Regular luncheon meetings will be held the first Thursday of each month.

Pizza and salad will be provided, with water available, or guests may bring their drink of choice. This month's featured presentation will be, Adaptive Devices for Seniors with Disabilities. Discussion will also be held about future goals for the group, including a senior health forum.

During the event, new attendees will have an opportunity to briefly introduce themselves and share a few words about their program and services. All attendees are encouraged to bring pertinent information and business cards to share.

Guests are asked to RSVP to silverdiscovery2017@gmail.com. For more information, people may call 417-847-6042.

On Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mental Health First Aid, a program that assists persons who are having an emotional or mental crisis, will be held. The program is available to Mercy employees at a reimbursable cost of $15, and CEUís may be earned. People may register by emailing susan.poehling@mercy.net.

On May 11, from 7:30-10 a.m., depression screenings will be offered at the Know Your Numbers Health Fair, which will be held at Cassville Hospital in Conference Room C.

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