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A "Conversations with GIA" webinar 

Older adults face many stressors that can contribute to mental health concerns, yet these conditions often go underdetected or undertreated due to a variety of factors, including ageism and the complex overlay of physical and mental health. In addition, there is a well-documented shortage of trained mental health professionals to meet the current and growing demand for serving older adults. In this webinar, presenters Robyn Golden, Robyn Golden, MA, LCSW, Director of Health and Aging, Rush University Medical Center; and Kate Krajci, MA, LCSW, Coordinator, Mental Health Services of Health and Aging, presented unique aspects of mental health in older adulthood, including common myths, select screening and treatment options and future trends. Presenter Mary O’Donnell, Senior Program Officer at The Retirement Research Foundation, provided grantmaker’s perspective and specific examples for how funders can help their communities effectively address mental health and aging. Co-sponsors: The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Retirement Research Foundation. Webinar date November 10, 2014. View it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN-WVk3-Xus&feature=youtu.be