4th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

May 6, 2021 | Registration is Free

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is proud to host the 4th annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium. This event is co-sponsored with the U.S. Administration for Community Living and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Registration is free and includes a full day of sessions on how to best meet the mental health needs of older adults.

Join the NCOA for the Welcome and Opening Plenary

The Welcome and Opening Plenary will focus on Ageism, Resilience and Older Adult Mental Health. Ageism creates additional barriers for older adults seeking behavioral health care. It imposes a high individual and societal burden of worsened health outcomes and higher costs of care. Ashton Applewhite will speak about resilience and ageism as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a discussant panel.

Who should attend?

Public health practitioners, professionals in the aging network, mental health providers, health care professionals, and anyone interested in ensuring the mental health of older adults should attend this free, virtual event on May 6, 2021.