CMHA Elgin joins individuals and organizations across the country to celebrate National Seniors Day today.
National Seniors Day is an important time to celebrate the valuable contributions older adults make in communities across Ontario and reflect on the way they are supported. CMHA Elgin is dedicated to supporting the well-being of all people throughout their lives, including an important focus on older people. Seniors are often undertreated for mental health problems, due to symptoms of mental health issues being mistaken for other conditions, discrimination and stigma, service availability, and physical and financial challenges.
CMHA Elgin offers offers a variety of mental health programs including crisis services, housing support, social rehabilitation and more. Additionally, older adults, 55+ in Elgin and Middlesex counties can sign up for the Friendly Callers Senior Support program which matches participants of the program with a volunteer who will provide weekly check-ins, supportive listening and assist with access to community and social supports.
Members of the public are encouraged to share their stories and use the #NationalSeniorsDay hashtag on social media.
If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, call Reach Out 24/7 at 519-433-2023 or 1-866-933-2023.