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Raising Awareness: Mental Health, Addictions and the Older Adult

Toronto Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 308

The Older Persons' Mental Health and Addictions Network of Ontario invites you to participate in our 4-part interactive series:

* Forum 1: Supportive Housing-can it Fill a Gap?, Thursday, February 5, 2004, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

(Topics and speakers include Supportive Housing: A Model In Practice, Jim McMinn, LOFT; Legal Nuts & Bolts of Supportive Housing, Judith Wahl, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly; The Benefits of Partnering in Supportive Housing, Marilyn White-Campbell, COPA; and A Resident Consumer Speaks)

* Forum 2: Seniors and Gambling-What's the Problem?, March 4, 2004

* Forum 3: Depression Is a Normal Part of Aging -Right? . WRONG!, April 15, 2004

* Forum 4: Accessing The System of Care: What Works, What Doesn't and How Do We Bring About Change?, May 6, 2004

There is no cost to participants. For further information visit our website at or contact Randi Fine, OPMHAN Coordinator, at (416) 782-1601 or

The Older Persons' Mental Health and Addictions Network is a collaborative of more than 50 provincial and regional organizations committed to improving the system of care for older adults living in the community who are at risk of, or coping with mental illness and /or addictions...and for those who care for and about them.