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Free talks on mental health and the elderly

BEND, Ore. - Mental health and the elderly:  What does mental health look like as a person ages?   What is normal for the aging process?  What can families do to support their loved ones should depression set in? 

The age group with the highest number of completed suicides is in the senior population. Seniors have improved healthcare available for physical ailments, but what of their mental and emotional  health? 

These questions  will be addressed by Tim Malone, LCSW & Geri-Psychiatric Specialist with Deschutes County Behavioral Health.           

Please join us; attending helps you connect with others promoting better mental health. You may learn about resources not connected with the evening's topic.

Light refreshments will be provided.

NAMI-CO Support Groups around Central Oregon:

Bend Family Support Group:

When:  3rd Tues of every month, 5:30 PM-7PM

Where: SCMC-Bend, 2nd floor- Physicians' Dining Rm. Contact:

Bend: Connections –Support group for folks living with mental illness

When: every Monday Eve, 7-9 PM, at Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond: Marcia Miller 541-480-8269

Wed.  2-4:30, 1700 Wall DeArmond Rm. & Friday 5-8PM 1128 NW Hill St. contact Janet 541-382-3218

Redmond:  Family Support Group

Meets  5:45PM, 1st Thursday of every month, Meeting Rm, Redmond Library, 827 West Deschutes Rd, Redmond)  contact Roger Olson (

Madras: contact- Linda McCoy 541-475-1873,

Connections: contact Linda McCoy

Family Support Group – 3rd Tues, 11:30-1PM, Best Care Prevention Office, 242 SW 4th, "F", Madras

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