Bi-County Senior Connection: Older Adults & Substance Abuse

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Location: Green Oaks Township Hall, 8965 Fieldcrest Dr, Brighton
Phone: (810) 231-9626
Cost: FREE
Registration REQUIRED: Allison Ranusch, 734.712.7775, [email protected]
MCBAP approved


Substance Use Disorder Risk Factors
Know the limit
Signs and Symptoms
Protective Factors
Communication Tips (Doctor/Pharmacies)
Safe Medication Disposal
Community Resources


“Issues of Pain and Medication Management”
U of M College of Pharmacy

“Identifying Signs of Dementia”
Nina Abney- LMSW, U of M Geriatrics Social Work


St. Joseph Mercy, Chelsea Hospital, Older Adult Recovery Center
Martin Hoekstra, LMSW, Peer Counselor
TOPIC: Treating Older Adult Addiction

Home of New Vision
Chris O’Droski, MA, Louis Franklin, Peer Recovery Coach
TOPIC: Multiple Pathways to Recovery from Substance Use Disorder

University of Michigan, Turner Senior Wellness Program
Barbara Zaret, LMSW
TOPIC: Community Resources

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department
Mike Murphy, Under Sheriff
TOPIC: Role of Law Enforcement


“Substance abuse among older adults (60 and older) is one of the fastest growing health problems in the United States.”*

“People 65 and older consume more prescribed and over-the-counter medications than any other age group in the United States.” SAMHSA, TIP 26, 2012 revised.

Community Partners
St. Joseph Chelsea Hospital- Older Adult Recovery Center, Home of New Vision, Dawn Farm
Funding provided by: Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan (CMHPSM)

Brown Bag Lunch

Click on the flyer below for a downloadable version.

Bi-County Senior Connection Flyer