Mental health and aging focus for ICS forum at CAI

Interfaith Community Services will present a lunch and learn forum on “Mental Health and Aging,” on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from noon to 2 p.m. at Congregation Anshei Israel.

Some 20 percent of adults ages 55 and over experience mental health concerns. For example, what’s the difference between signs of aging and the onset of mental illness? Can moments of forgetfulness be synonymous with dementia? What behavioral changes in aging may be worrisome?

Terri Waldman, L.M.S.W., Tucson Medical Center director of geropsych services, will be the featured speaker. She has more than 20 years’ experience providing services, advocacy and leadership in the field of aging in Pima County.

Rev. Cliff Blinman of St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church will share his personal story and offer a faith perspective. Pima Council on Aging CEO Mark Clark will discuss community behavioral health resources for older adults.

Cost is $10, which includes a kosher lunch. Contact Veda at 297-6049, ext. 218, or register at www.ics tucson.org.