Join The Mental Health Association of Westchester for our annual benefit celebration, An Evening at Metropolis! The festivities begin at 6:30 pm at the Metroplis Country Club in White Plains and include cocktails, dinner, silent auction, and award presentations to outstanding individuals and companies who have made a difference to MHA and the field of mental health. For more information, contact Constance Moustakas at 914-345-5900 ext. 7511 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mhawestchester.org
2. The Mental Health Association of Westchester received a grant of $5000 from THE TD Charitable Foundation in support of community outreach for MHA’s new initiative OnTrackNY My Health, My Choices, My Future, which is an innovative treatmentprogram for adolescents and young adults between the ages of 16-30 who have had unusual thoughts and behaviors or who have started hearing or seeing things that others don’t. An important goal is to help individuals remain in their lives or quickly return to their lives. As a brand new program, TD Bank’s contribution will help MHA ensure that the message is received by those who need it most
3. New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program at MHA Westchester is seeking volunteers. The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, which serves residents in licensed long term care facilities in Westchester County, is recruiting volunteers who are interested in training to become Ombudsmen. An Ombudsman helps to resolve complaints, monitors quality of life and helps to preserve the dignity of residents in long term care facilities.
A volunteer must be at least 21 years of age and complete a mandatory certification training program to become a New York State Certified ombudsman. A commitment of 4 hours weekly for one year is required after the training.
LTCOP staff and a faculty of experts cover a wide range of subjects, such as the aging process, regulations, levels of care, and how-to skills of working and negotiating with staff for the protection of residents’ rights as prescribed by law. The training is free.
Please call for an application to be eligible for the FALL training starting on Thursday, October 3, 2013.