West Side Inter-Agency Council for the Aging

Nov. 19: Professional Toolkits for the New Normal-Part Two: Accessing Resources for Mental/Psychosocial and Spiritual Health

This session covered health resources as well as spiritual support during this pandemic. Presenters included Matt Kudish, NAMI NYC, Alexandra Webb, PROS, Barbara Doshin Ende, Contemplative Care Training, and Rev. Lynn Casteel Harper, Riverside Church.

Matt shared updates on mental health resources through NAMI. Allie spoke about how SPOP has pivoted into providing virtual mental health services, and share some highlights from the PROS program’s transition in particular. Lynn and Barbara addressed some of the spiritual challenges, opportunities, and resources for staying connected to greater purpose and community, especially for older adults during this pandemic.