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June 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Maintaining Healthy Emotional Lives During Our Senior Years
Guest Speaker: Connie Boston
As we age, we may find that we are “going it alone” more than we want to and too much isolation can lead to increased problems with our physical and emotional well-being. Connie Boston leads a program designed to bring older adults together in ways that maintain and improve their well-being by helping them create social connections with their peers linking people with common concerns and interests. Fostering relationships among seniors can help prevent significant mental health problems such as major depression and debilitating anxiety.
Connie Boston has been the Manager of the Senior Peer Program at West Yavapai Guidance Clinic since 2016. She holds both a BA and MSW degrees and has worked in a variety of settings as a clinical social worker, program manager and department director providing treatment and prevention services. After practicing in Connecticut as a licenses social worker for over 40 years, Connie retired and moved from Connecticut to Prescott in 2015. She is enthusiastic about the opportunity to fulfill the mission of the program, believing she is in the right place at exactly the right time in her life.
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – The Mental Health Coalition presents a FREE program the last Monday of the month. The program is open to the public and we have a speaker or panel who discuss a specific area of mental illness.