While senior citizens (65+) constitute 12.5% of the country’s population, they account for 14.5% of all suicides in the country (with those over 85 years old accounting for 17.6%). Working through the offices of Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, the Crisis Center regularly presents a workshop on “later life issues” at the Town’s senior centers.
The workshop focuses on areas that are unique to this age group (such as medical issues, grieving the loss of a loved one, isolation, depression, etc.), offer coping methods and let them know that they are not alone and that it’s okay to talk about their problems.
The Senior Connection Helpline — in partnership with the Town of Hempstead — is a 24/7 helpline that will assist Senior Citizens through short-term counseling, support, and resources. Call us 24/7 at (516) 679-0000