Date: Monday, May 12, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, ME
Continuing Education Information: Applications have been submitted for social work, nursing and medical continuing education credits. Please see Page 6 of the conference program for more information.
Deadline for receipt of mail registrations: Friday, May 2nd.
Exhibitor space available! Click here to view a PDF of the Exhibitor Application Form
Approximately 25% of adults 65 and older experience frequent mental distress, 12% reporting that they “rarely” or “never” receive the social and emotional support they want. The challenges faced in serving these and other older adults in crisis include: 1) developing programs and services that meet the immediate needs of these individuals; and 2) insuring that those in distress and requiring immediate aid receive it when it will be most helpful.
This conference offers a unique opportunity to learn from experts in the legal, health, mental health, and law enforcement fields who employ crisis and emergency assessment, intervention, and management techniques in their work with older adults who are confronted with threats to their well-being. In addition to enhancing current helping techniques, attendees will leave better informed of the challenges encountered by older adults experiencing crises in home, community, and institutional settings, as well as the specialized resources available to them in the state of Maine.
There will be a lunch performance by the Orono-based band VELMA!