St. Joseph's Care Group- Addiction Services, Sister Margaret Smith Center (www.mha.sjcg.net/aboutus/program_details.asp) offers programming to meet the needs of the older adult and to address the financial, leisure, family, social, mental health and legal issues that have occurred as a result of gambling. It has a range of gambling programs including educational sessions, assessment, individual counselling and group treatment is provided. These sessions provide encouragement and support to assist the older person (55+) having concerns or problems with gambling, to work towards negotiated goals.
Topics covered in individual, group and couple treatment include:
beliefs and values,
balanced living and leisure relationships,
grief and loss and enhanced family communication.
Consultation and educational presentations and workshops are available for professionals working with older adults. Topics include: identifying warning signs of problem gambling,understanding gambling issues, early intervention strategies and how to make a referral. Presentations are designed based on the needs and requirements of the group. We feature specialized topics on the impact on youth, adults, older adults and families.
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Last Updated: Tuesday January 25, 2005
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