Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County today announced the 7th Annual Co-Occurring Disorders Conference for professionals – focusing on “Healthy Aging: Exploring the Continuum of Care” – will be held on Friday, November 4th from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Hofstra University’s Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, on the North Campus.
County Executive Mangano stated, “I invite local professionals to attend the conference and take advantage of this opportunity to increase awareness of challenging and major issues residents face with integrating mental health, physical health and chemical dependency treatment.”
Keynote speakers will address: How the Arts Help Us Live Longer Healthier Lives, and Enhancing Care and Social Engagement with Music and Memory. Workshops will focus on topics such as: The Aging Diabetic Mind; Resources in the Community; Best Practices in Working with a Diverse Aging Population; Prescription Pill Overdose Prevention; Comprehensive Case Management and Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Issues amongst Seniors.
The conference offers six continuing education credits for licensed social workers, and for CASAC’s. The Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities Services and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.
To register for the conference, please call (516) 463-5750 or visit https://ebill.hofstra.edu/C20848_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1550&SINGLESTORE=true.