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Adult Mental Health Series at the Library with Vaya Health

Want to learn more about managing depression and nervous energy? Got questions about medications or  emotional implications of chronic illness? Join Vaya Health's Geriatric and Adult Mental Health Specialty team for a series of classes at the Enka-Candler and Leicester Libraries

Classes are free to attend, but registration is required. Please visit the Vaya Health calendar to register. Everyone is welcome.

Communication 101
April 30 at 10 a.m. at the Enka-Candler Library

Communication is the string that ties us all together. If that string isn’t strong enough or is broken, relationships tend to unravel. Effective communication cultivates strong relationships and supports one’s voice being heard. This curriculum is designed to look at ways to neutralize barriers and methods to enhance clear, concise, and deliberate exchanges.

Navigating Depression
May 14 at 1 p.m. at the Enka-Candler Library
May 30 at 1 p.m. at the Leicester Library

Depression is common in older adults and often overlooked or misdiagnosed. This course explores risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options. Care providers receive tips on how to support others experiencing depression.

Anxiety: Managing Nervous Energy
May 16 at 1 p.m. at the Leicester Library

A growing number of individuals report experiencing anxiety symptoms in recent years. This course examines anxiety as it disproportionately affects the aging population. Tradition and alternative treatments will be the focus of symptom management.

Facing the Emotional Challenges of Chronic Illness
Tuesday, June 11 at 1 p.m. at the Enka-Candler Library
Thursday, June 13 at 1 p.m. at the Leicester Library

Receiving a chronic illness diagnosis can produce a range of emotional responses. In this training, we will explore the physical and mental impact of these conditions. Understanding can help us remain proactive, be resilient and promote better outcomes.

Not as Prescribed: Effects of Medication Misuse
Thursday, June 27 at 1 p.m. at the Leicester Library

Did you know misuse of medications is a growing problem in older adults? This course will review how the aging process can lead to unintentional misuse and adverse changes to the brain. Here we will discuss interventions and methods available to support the reduction of this evolving concern.

Opportunities to Help in a Crisis Time
Tuesday, July 23 at 1 p.m. at the Enka-Candler Library
Thursday, July 11 at 1 p.m. at the Leicester Library

An individual can experience a crisis suddenly and without warning, especially when symptoms of a mental illness are involved. As a caregiver or responder, possessing skills that support de-escalation is imperative. Did you know that you can help? This course provides information about crises in older adults, barriers to de-escalation, and specific methods of stabilizing support.

Neurocognitive Support and the Basics of Dementia
Thursday, July 25 at 1 p.m. at the Leicester Library

A course designed to increase the understanding of neurocognitive disorders and dementia. The curricula will examine the four most diagnosed types of neurocognitive disorders (NCDs) in older adults, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options. Also included are intervention strategies to support adaptive care delivery.

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