The South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging is engaged as a non-profit organization to provide mental health resources and support for aging to the residents of South Hillsborough County, including Sun City Center, Ruskin, Wimauma, Apollo Beach and Riverview.
We challenge everyone with the means to live a healthy lifestyle in their aging years, and help residents who need extra assistance by providing them with options that can assist them to deal effectively with their personal conflicts and relationships. Our outreach includes a quarterly seminar, Community Resource Guide, Community based Memory Screenings and the Coalition Office at Sun Towers Retirement Community in Sun City Center, Florida.
We have screening services for depression and memory loss, and a referral system to help those looking for a mental health counselor in Sun City Center, Ruskin or Riverview. We have expanded our support groups to focus on specific needs such as grief, care giving, memory loss, and have two groups that deal with the stresses of retirement living.
Whether it’s a weekly small group gathering or a larger session meeting once a month, we are here to help! Please consider one of our active mental health support groups, with several locations throughout the South Shore area for residents of all ages.
The South Shore community has a variety of mental health resources, including providers who can assist individuals with individual, couples and family counseling services. Please consider the following South Shore mental health services
Developed through a generous grant from the Sun City Center Fund, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Sun Towers Retirement and Rehabilitation Community, this pilot program educates adults in awareness of brain health and memory improvement..
Volunteers are needed to assist the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. If you possess clerical skills and want to contribute to a great organization, please contact Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990
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Position Title: Educational Forum Co-Chair
Purpose: The purpose of the monthly educational forum is to educate the public on mental health and aging resources available in our community. The purpose of the Co-Chair is to make the monthly forums happen.
Work Location: With the exception of attending the monthly meetings, work can be done from the home. In addition, there are two monthly meetings, the monthly forum itself and a board meeting.
Planning and organizing
• Establish monthly meeting dates, times, and location
• Establish a theme of topics for the year
• Secure qualified presenters
• Arrange for media blitz & flyers
Monthly Forum Meeting
• Make sure room is set up prior to meeting including copies of the Guide and other current information about the Coalition
• Have sign in sheet and greet all attendees
• Introduce speaker
• Conclude presentation and announce topic of next meeting
• Clean room
Monthly Board Meeting
• Attend and report summary of month's forum at board meeting
• A propensity to take charge
• People skills
• A calling to help and make a difference
• Organizational and time management skills
• Computer and phone skills
• A background check will be made
Average 5-7 hours a week. This includes planning meetings, making flyers, sending correspondence and phone calls. Securing room, picking up light refreshments. Planning is done over the summer months. Educational forums are generally held Sept – May
Training: On Job Training is provided as needed.
If you would like to consider applying for this volunteer position, complete the form below and submit it. Somone will respond, but it may take a couple of days or so.