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April 2017 SPIN Meeing Exploring Senior Mental Health Issues and Resources

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Date: April 24, 2017

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm


Providence Willamette Falls

Community Center

519 15th St. Oregon City, OR 97045

TOPIC: Exploring Senior Mental Health Issues and Resources starts with a review of life events that typically cause depression and common cognitive disorders in the elderly. Presenters will help attendees identify when symptoms of depression or cognitive disorders could trigger requests for help from a mental health professional. A review of current community resources for mental health care rounds out this presentation.


Diane Roberts BSN, PMHRN practices as a psychiatric nurse since 1968. For the past 15 years her practice has focused on geriatric population in the home health field. Currently she is the clinical supervisor for the Providence Home Health Mental health Teams.

Maria Shindler has been a Nurse since 1991. She practiced in variety of levels of care in roles of provider and consumer. Currently, she works in the Providence Mental Health - Senior Psychiatry Unit as a day shift charge nurse. Maria previously worked for Providence Mental Health, taught nursing at PCC and was a staff nurse at Tuality Center for Geriatric Psychiatry.

HOST: Providence Home Services provides Home Health, Hospice, Specialty Pharmacy Services and Home Medical Equipment services in Oregon and southwest Washington. All services are state-licensed and/or accredited by The Joint Commission.Providence Home Services offers centralized access for convenient, immediate and multi-service referrals. Providence Home Services access teams are capable of managing all referrals from health care providers, resulting in uninterrupted, continuing care for patients.

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