WEBINAR: Developing Empathy in Affordable Housing Communities for Residents Living with Mental Health Conditions

WEBINAR: Developing Empathy in Affordable Housing Communities for Residents Living with Mental Health Conditions

October 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Older adults, those aged 60 or above, make important contributions to society as family members, volunteers, and as active participants in the workforce. While most have good mental health, many older adults are at risk of developing mental disorders, neurological disorders or substance use problems, as well as other health conditions such as diabetes, hearing loss, and osteoarthritis. Over 20% of adults aged 60 and over suffer from a mental or neurological disorder Furthermore, as people age, they are more likely to experience several conditions at the same time. As baby-boomers, the largest aging population in U.S. history, enter the affordable housing arena, housing providers will need to be prepared to address and advocate on behalf of their residents living with mental health condition. This interactive presentation will provide general guidelines for creating empathy in independent and affordable living communities to ensure that all residents can live in a safe environment.

  • Increase awareness of Mental Health Statistics in the U.S.
  • Understand the psycho-social impacts of stigma associated with living with a mental health condition
  • Enhanced understanding regarding the barriers to access and treatment
  • Identify strategies for creating empathy among residents living in independent and affordable housing communities

About the Speaker: Ruben Rivera-Jackman, MNPL, speaker, trainer and nonprofit leadership consultant, has an accomplished 25+ year career as a nonprofit leader with practical experience in, and solid understanding of, a diverse range of management, program development, and service delivery applications. Mr. Rivera-Jackman has a passion for working with, and advocating on behalf of, older adults, and has a natural ability for providing instruction and training for adult learners. After nearly 12 years of service as a Senior Resident Services Manager at the King County Housing Authority (KCHA), Mr. Rivera-Jackman has accepted the opportunity to serve as the Director of Resident Supports and Services for the Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG), one of the largest and leading affordable senior housing providers in Western Washington. Mr. Rivera-Jackman was the recipient of the 2011 American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) President’s Award of Excellence. This award is given to a member who, in the opinion of the AASC President, is deserving of recognition for his/her work in the service coordination profession.

Please note: You agree to pay any fees associated with this registration and will be charged the full amount of registration for any “No-Shows” that do not cancel within three days of the event. AHMA-NCH reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the webinar. In the event of a cancellation, AHMA-NCH will issue a full refund of the registration fee, but will not be responsible for any other charges incurred by the registrant due to the cancellation of the session.

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