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Week of May 24, 2015
May is Mental Health Month (Mental Health America)


An estimated 1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year, and 50% of Americans will have such a condition in their lifetime. This year’s theme for Mental Health Month is B4Stage4, focusing on how people can address their mental health early, rather than at "Stage 4,”when symptoms are more severe, and recovery a longer process. Mental Health America (MHA), a national community-based non-profit dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives, has developed a variety of resources to assist individuals and organizations. Information on MHA’s website includes an outline of the four stages of mental health, identification and intervention. Resources are available in English and Spanish, including sample fact sheets, social media posts, images and toolkits. Click Here>> to access MHA’s Mental Health Month website.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Top Headlines

Quote of the Day

"If we want public pensions to continue to use their unique clout to improve the economy for all of us, we need to do our part to reverse these trends. And pension funds help buttress public support by getting out of high-priced, inefficient investments in private equity and hedge funds and instead put their resources into investments like infrastructure that benefit all of us."

Robert Hiltonsmith -See "Why Public Pensions Matter to Us All" (Huffington Post, May 21, 2015)

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Aging Network News

Quote of the Day

"True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going."

Robert Reich

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Upcoming Events
Action Items

PCA Requests Proposals for 2016 Community Outreach Grants for the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 - Application deadline: June 4, 5 pm. Contact Bethea Eichwald, PCA planner, at beichwald@pcaphl.org or 215-765-9000, ext. 5073. More>>

PCA: Call for Volunteers: n4a Conference, July 11 to 15 in Philadelphia - For more information or to volunteer, contact Lynda Pickett, PCA’s 2015 N4A Conference Volunteer Chair, at 215-765-9000, ext. 3109 or lpickett@pcaphl.org. Volunteers will receive a special link to receive the discounted conference rate and should not register for the conference on the general website. More>>

NCLC Webinar: U.S. Dept. of Justice and Fraud Schemes Targeting Older Americans - May 27, 2 - 3:30 pm EDT. Register>>

NCOA Webinar: Integrating Aging Services and Behavioral Health: Key Resources You Should Know About - May 28, 1 - 2 pm EDT. Register>>

FCC Webinar: Older Americans Month Webinar: Get In the Act…Online! - May 28, 1 -2:30 pm EDT. Register>>

Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association: ABC's of Managed Care - June 9, 1 - 3 pm - Temple University, Harrisburg Campus. More>>

"SIQ" in Philadelphia: Public Health Implications of Social Distancing, Isolation, and Quarantine for Immigrant and Faith-Based Communities - June 12, 9 - 11 am, Philadelphia Public Health Dept., 500 S. Broad St., 1st floor auditorium, Philadelphia, 19146. Registration required; For more information, email or call Chad Thomas at chad.thomas@phila.gov or 215-685-6459. Register>>

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