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Housing Roundtable: Mental Health Awareness Month

May 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

LeadingAge NJ & DE  Housing Managers & Service Coordinators’ Round Table Meeting

May 16, 2023 (Tuesday) @ 10:30AM

Siena Village: 1000 Siena Village, Wayne, NJ 07470

Onsite Parking:   When you turn onto Runnymede Drive you will want to make an immediate left after the first median and continue ahead and to the right where visitor parking is located, continue ahead and there is additional parking in spaces by Home Care Options in spaces 88-96, 125-139 or 177-183. Our host may have signs up that day to direct anyone who is unfamiliar with our community.  If you have any questions, please call the main number at 201-897-5400 and press #4 at the prompt.

At this Roundtable, we will have a speaker (possibly few) join us in honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month.

The NJ Mental Health Players (NJMHP) is a highly successful, interactive community education program. Their primary goal and challenge is always to increase awareness, decrease stigma, and break silence on various topics affecting mental health. We are pleased to have Lynette Sheard and her team return (in-person) to explore various mental health issues affecting our older adults.

Lynette Sheard (lsheard@mhanj.org) is the Director of the Mental Health Players which is a highly successful, interactive community education program. It is the longest-running program of its type in the state. Volunteers are trained to depict realistic scenarios involving mental health and addiction issues. These presentations provide audiences with a dynamic way to receive basic education about mental illness, addiction and other relevant challenges. The mission is to increase awareness, decrease stigma and break the silence. She has worked with the Mental Health Association for over 13 years as a senior employment specialist, job coach and a Career Connections Employment Research Institute trainer. She was awarded APSE’s Employment Professional of the year for her work with individuals with disabilities and staff development trainings. She is certified by Mental Health America as a trainer of Mental Health First Aid for adults, older adults and youth. She also trains community service providers in Wellness Recovery Action Planning, and Hearing Distressing Voices.


May 16, 2023
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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