As the population of older adults grows, increasing numbers of older adults in three distinct categories might require the services of mental health, substance abuse, and aging systems in the future: (1) older adults with mental health conditions; (2) individuals who develop late-life mental health conditions; and (3) persons living with dementia and co-occurring treatable mental health conditions or substance abuse disorders.
Affordable Housing for Older Adults and People with Disabilities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the issue of social isolation into stark relief. State and community agencies across the country have responded to increased social isolation among older adults and people with certain health conditions though a variety of initiatives. Providing telephone reassurance and check-in calls is one key strategy that is being widely used across the country.
Join the Virginia Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (VAIRS) for an opportunity to hear from Information & Referral programs and systems serving Virginia’s communities. I&R services have been challenged during these unprecedented times, yet continue to innovate and collaborate to serve individuals, families, and communities across the state. This webinar will feature diverse I&R sectors that comprise VAIRS membership and offer a chance to share input with VAIRS for the year ahead.
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 2:00-3:30p.m. Eastern Time
The National I&R Support Center at ADvancing States is hosting a webinar on benefits access and enrollment during COVID-19. This webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.
The National Information and Referral Support Center invites aging and disability professionals to join us for a webinar-based training for Information and Referral/Assistance (I&R/A) specialists in aging and disabilities. This training will provide an overview of key competencies needed for aging and disability I&R/A professionals and will provide preparation for the AIRS Certification exam for Community Resource Specialists in Aging/Disabilities (CRS-A/D).
NOTE: Registration for this webinar is now full. The event recording will be posted after the fact here: http://www.advancingstates.org/initiatives/national-information-referral-support-center/ira-webinars