The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) of Middlesex County, Inc. is offering presentations for older adults in the county on a first-come first-serve basis. All presentations are interactive and informative and last approximately an hour and can be made to a group of up to 30 individuals. Older adults are guaranteed to enjoy them! The following presentation topics are available:
Just like the game show! This presentation increases knowledge while having fun at the same time! Categories include questions regarding nutrition, substance abuse, healthy aging, depression, and stress management. For this presentation, audience members can form teams to increase the competition and the excitement!
Substance Abuse Among Older Adults
This presentation is designed to provide its audience with up-to-date statistics and information related to substance abuse and older adults. The presentation discusses signs and symptoms of substance abuse among older adults and features resources available to this important group.
Older Adults and Depression
Did you know that about 58% of people aged 65 and older believe that it is "normal" for people to get depressed as they grow older? Well, it is NOT normal! This presentation addresses the signs, symptoms, and myths about depression among older adults. Attendees learn how to get treatment for depression, and how to distinguish depression from grief and the occasional blues.
This presentation is designed to teaches how conflicts can be resolved more effectively by practicing the steps of the "Win-Win" method. Attendees learn ways to alleviate defensiveness, increase understanding, and reduce tension. A sample conflict will be analyzed to demonstrate conflict resolution skills that can be applied in personal situations.
Grief and Loss
This presentation covers the many ways people may experience grief either through the loss of a loved one, loss of health status, and/or loss of independence. The difference between depression and grief will be explored. Community resources will be discussed after the presentation.
To schedule a presentation, please call NCADD at 732-254-3344 or email us at