Mondays, September 11, September 18, October 2, October 9, and October 23
The Barbara Lee Senior Center and the Milpitas Senior Advisory Commission are hosting a series of Mental Health & Aging workshops. The series is comprised of six workshops geared towards older adults (50+ years) within the Milpitas community. The main goal of the workshops is to raise awareness of mental health issues that impact older adults, and the topics include: Issues of Stigma Associated with Depression, Bipolar, and Anxiety Disorders (Part 1 & Part 2); Exploring and Understanding the Issues Related to Dementia; and Bringing Awareness about Elder Abuse and Neglect.
The workshops are conducted by Irem Choksy, Licensed Mental Health Psychotherapist. Through community engagement, Ms. Choksy brings awareness about issues that are often stigmatized and difficult to discuss. She believes community engagement is an essential safe haven for communities to learn and gain resources pertaining to mental wellbeing.
Senior Center Members: $3 per session or $12 for all 6 sessions
General Cost: $5 per session or $18 for all 6 sessions
A paid participant may be accompanied by a caregiver or family member for free