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CMHA celebrates Seniors Month

June is Seniors Month in Ontario and this year’s theme is Working for Seniors. CMHA Hamilton is recognizing and celebrating the hard work seniors have done all their lives to make Ontario a wonderful place to live.

Unfortunately, many seniors experience significant depression. It is estimated that in Ontario, 289,000 to 680,000 of adults over the age of 65 (17 to 30 per cent) are affected by mental health problems, depending on which diagnoses are included in the analysis.

For information on navigating these challenges, the Ontario government website offers several resources to support seniors. Additionally, other notable resources include: Mental health counselling and treatment for older adults, Active living, health and wellness supports, and A Friendly Voice which is a free, confidential phone line for Ontarians 55+ who want to chat with a friendly person. Call toll-free 1-855-892-9992 between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

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