Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist Training

Next Training: December 2, 3, & 5, 2019 in Beverly, MA - Applications Due November 1, 2019

This training will prepare Certified Peer Specialists and Recovery Coaches, age 50+, to use their existing experience, skills and training to work with older adults living with behavioral health challenges. Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist Services are now covered by certain MassHealth Waiver.s for Older Adults. Training will include an understanding of behavioral health and co-occurring physical issues as they relate to aging. Topics covered include: the aging process, suicide, wellness, substance use, dementia, physical illness, mental health challenges, aging in place, and community resources. Participants will increase their level of expertise while gaining specialized techniques that support older adults. Over 100 individuals have been trained in MA.