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Mental Health & Aging Project

The Mental Health & Aging Project (MHAP), funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health, is a program unit at Lansing Community College.

Since 1985, the project has offered education, training, and consultation for clinicians in Michigan's community mental health (CMH) system who provide services for older adults. The project also assists individuals in the aging network and other service systems who work with older adults with mental illness, dementia, and/or developmental disabilities in a wide variety of settings.


September 16, 2014 - Grand Rapids, MI

The Mental Health & Aging Project will present a day long workshop at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids on September 16, 2014: "Clinical Interventions for Hoarding Disorder".

Participants will learn how to identify and assess individuals with hoarding disorder and how to develop specific interventions for the person. The presenter will also identify strategies that are not effective for working with people who hoard. Time will be allotted for discussion of cases encountered by participants. The presentation is designed for a multidisciplinary audience.

Continuing education hours are available for nurses and social workers. The registration fee is $90. Click here to see the brochure. Click here to register on-line or you may fax or mail the registration form. Registration deadline is September 11th.

Note: Community Mental Health Staff responsible for PASRR evaluations are eligible for reimbursement (to their agency) for the costs of attending this workshop, using the regular PASRR billing process through the MDCH Office of Nursing Homes/OBRA Programs.

October 3, 2014 - Lansing, MI

The Mental Health & Aging Project will present GERO 191 Special Topics in Gerontology: Preventing and Responding to Challenging Behaviors in Non-Alzheimer's Dementias, taught by Shelly Weaverdyck, PhD., from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM at Lansing Community College. Contact hours are available for nursing home administrators, nurses, and social workers. The registration fee is $100. Click here to see the brochure and registration form.

October 24, 2014 - Lansing, MI

The Mental Health & Aging Project will present GERO 191 Special Topics in Gerontology: Accommodating Hearing and Vision Loss in Older Adults, taught by Joyce D. Fluegge, OTR/L, from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Lansing Community College. Contact hours are available for nursing home administrators, nurses, and social workers. The registration fee is $60. Click here to see the brochure and registration form.

November 7, 2014 - Lansing, MI

The Mental Health & Aging Project will present GERO 191 Special Topics in Gerontology: Elder Abuse, taught by Susan Steinke, BA, from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Lansing Community College. Contact hours are available for nursing home administrators, nurses, and social workers. The registration fee is $60. Click here to see the brochure and registration form.

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Last updated 8/26/14; contact beham@lcc.edu  with any questions.

Mental Health and Aging Project at Lansing Community College

Mental Health & Aging Project
Phone: (517) 483-1529
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