Hickory – Please join us for two Microsoft Team virtual sessions provided by VayaHealth in partnership with Hickory Public Library on June 17th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. VayaHealth’s Geriatric and Adult Mental Health Specialty Team will present two sessions: “Anxiety: Calming the Anxious Mind” and “Coping with Anxiety: Medications and More.”

The first virtual session begins at 10:00 a.m., and is “Anxiety: Calming the Anxious Mind.” Anxiety can be a debilitating force in life. At times, anxiety may be interfering with the ability to manage one’s own activities of daily living. When this happens, it’s important to know that there are supports available to treat and assist in the management of symptoms. This curriculum focuses on different types of anxiety disorders and specifically details ones more commonly seen in older adults and interventions available to assist in calming the anxious mind.

The second virtual session begins at 11:00 a.m and is “Coping with Anxiety: Medications and More.” Everyone experiences some anxiety at times. Life experiences, perceptions of the world around us and personal coping skills help determine if medication is needed to help an individual manage anxiety in everyday circumstances. This course provides information on best practices, side effects and additional ways to reduce and manage stress. Participants also learn about specific medications and particular concerns for the older adult.

Contact hours will be available after the sessions.

This is a free event but space is limited so registration is required. Sign up online at www.hickorync.gov/content/library or call 828-304-0500. A reminder email with login information for the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent by VayaHealth on the day of the event.