Description: In 2006, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services required Memorandum’s of Understanding to encourage counties to collaborate their resources and better serve older individuals across the counties and state systems. The 2016 Aging and Behavioral Health Forums in keeping with the voice of the Memorandums of Understanding, will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to providing services to older adults and the need for cross system collaboration. Counties offering Mental Health and Aging Best Practice programs will be highlighted. Information on a variety of services and evidenced-based practices for older adults will be discussed.
Target Audience: The County Mental Health, Behavioral Health and Aging systems who had previously assisted in developing their county’s Memorandums of Understandings and those who actively work across systems to serve older adults, including social workers, housing coordinators, personal care and assisted living staff, nursing home and home health care providers.