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'Healthy U' lecture addresses mental health, aging

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Mental Health & Aging for Smartys: Reducing the Stigma is the topic for the August Healthy U lecture on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes.

“Mental Health & Aging for Smarty’s: Reducing the Stigma” is the topic for the August “Healthy U” lecture on Monday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, a faith-based, not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community located at 2510 Lake Michigan Drive N.W., Grand Rapids.

Clinical therapist LuAnn Arnson, LMSW, will discuss the prevalence of mental health issues among older adults and how untreated illnesses can impact a family’s social, physical and spiritual well-being. She will also share how to identify common mental health concerns and explain some of the more common and effective treatments available, including those that focus on a team approach. 

Arnson is a licensed clinical social worker at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids. Her areas of practice include anxiety, dementia, depression and bereavement.

“Healthy U” programming is free and open to the public; reservations are not required. Refreshments are at 9 a.m., followed by the presentation at 10 a.m. For more information, please visit or call 877-812-8745.

About Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, is located at 2510 Lake Michigan Drive N.W., Grand Rapids, MI. It is administered by Covenant Retirement Communities (CRC), the nation’s sixth largest, not-for-profit senior services provider. CRC serves 5,000 residents at 15 retirement communities nationwide and is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church. For more information on Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, visit or call 877-812-8745.

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