Community Conversation on Behavioral Health and Older Adults

COA staff with an interest in behavioral health have a terrific opportunity to tune into a livestream event: Sage Stage of Life: Empowering Older Adults through Supportive Conversations, hosted by the Western Mass Department of Mental Health, Pioneer Valley Coalition for Suicide Prevention, and the Hadley Council on Aging. It takes place on Wednesday, March 6th from 1 – 3pm through Channel 191 and online at

Please consider inviting your community to watch at your Senior Center!

This event will provide an opportunity for supportive conversations and skill-building for older adults, local organizations, and community members. Four topics will include: isolation and connection, sex and love in the later years, grief and loss, and stigma and emotional wellness.

Panelists: (BIOS)

■ Dr. Jane Mildred, Amherst Neighbors, on Isolation and Connection

■ Tammy Nothe-Hebert, Center for Human Development, on Sex and Love

Maureen Callahan Smith, author, on Grief and Loss

■ Colleen Sondrini, The Brien Center, on Stigma and Emotional Wellness

For any questions, please reach out to Celest Clerk: