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Mental Health & Aging Project

The Mental Health & Aging Project (MHAP), funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health, is a program unit at Lansing Community College.

Since 1985, the project has offered education, training, and consultation for clinicians in Michigan's community mental health (CMH) system who provide services for older adults. The project also assists individuals in the aging network and other service systems who work with older adults with mental illness, dementia, and/or developmental disabilities in a wide variety of settings.


May 5-6, 2015 - East Lansing, MI

The Mental Health and Aging Project will present the annual Michigan Mental Health & Aging Conference at the Kellogg Center on the campus of Michigan State University.

Workshop topics include: late life suicide, self-determination, co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness, dementia assessment, spirituality, adults with autism, pain management, multiple sclerosis, healthcare decisions, anxiety disorders, psychotropic medications, ethical issues, mental status examination, trauma-informed care, intimacy and sexuality, and Parkinson's disease.

The conference brochure is available here.

Continuing education credits are available for social workers and nurses.

CMH staff responsible for PASRR evaluations may obtain reimbursement for all conference-related costs through the regular PASRR billing process.

If you have questions, email Matt Beha at beham@lcc.edu.

June 16, 2015 - Escanaba, MI

The Mental Health & Aging Project will present a regional training Approaches to Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia presented by Linda J. Keilman, DNP, GNP-BC from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in Escanaba, MI.

CE's are available for social workers and nurses. The registration fee is $90 and includes lunch. Click here to see the brochure. Check here to register on-line.

Note: Community Mental Health Staff responsible for PASRR evaluations are eligible for reimbursement (to their agency) for the costs of attending this workshop, using the regular PASRR billing process through the MDCH Office of Nursing Homes/OBRA Programs.

If you have questions, email Matt Beha at beham@lcc.edu.

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Last updated 4/30/2015; contact beham@lcc.edu  with any questions.

Mental Health and Aging Project at Lansing Community College

Mental Health & Aging Project
Phone: (517) 483-1529
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