Keeping Mentally Strong in Retirement

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Retirement can be a stressful time as expectations, schedules, relationships and plans change.  This Point Forward is presenting a workshop on May 18th on the mental health challenges facing retirees in their next phase of life and the opportunities to address them.

A panel of experts will discuss with the audience common issues retirees often encounter and discuss successful ways to deal with them.

Dr. Deepan Chatterjee is an award-winning clinical psychologist, speaker and writer based in Maryland. Dr. Chatterjee is often asked for and has provided his expert analysis on various topics related to mental health and wellness for various news media outlets as well, including the Washingtonian,, The Baltimore Sun, among others. Dr. Chatterjee previously served as Health Editor for India America Today, an online and print media organization based in the United States.  Dr. Chatterjee is also part of the Global Advisory Board for SocioLadder, a global charitable organization that transforms the act of giving through a state-of-the-art online platform with complete transparency of projects and donors. Dr. Chatterjee is currently the Founder/Owner of a brand-new psychiatric practice called the Center for Behavioral Health and Wellness, LLC located in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Lisa Pearson, LCSW-C
I am a passionate clinical social worker practicing, leading and  learning through collaboration to make change for individual, groups and families over the past 20+ years. For the past 9 years I have worked at Chase Brexton Health Care. As the Director of Behavioral Health, I am responsible for supporting, training and guiding the clinical practice and vision for our 3 county sites located in Howard County Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County. My work background includes settings in public schools, alternative education environments, domestic and international adoptions, residential treatment and inpatient psychiatric units as a therapist and administrator. Currently, I am serving as Vice Chair for Horizon Foundation Board of Trustees.
My professional mantra: When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows not the flower.
-Alexander Den Heijer

Swami Swaminathan
Swami is a seasoned healthcare executive with growth, implementation oversight of various legislatively mandated programs, and improving operational efficiency. He formulates strategy, develop plans, lead implementations, and manage budges for federally mandated healthcare programs. Swami particularly leads and implemented various Healthcare initiatives on Quality Improvement, Risk Adjustment, Evaluation, Reviews and Program Integrity programs for various federal government healthcare agencies.

Swami takes pleasure and is also very active in serving the community. He served for various non-profit organizations as a volunteer or volunteer-leader. He actively volunteers for causes that focuses on improving health or education.

Presently Swami serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board, National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Maryland and Delaware. NKF is the largest advocacy organization in the country to raise awareness of kidney health. In this capacity, Swami provides thought leadership and leads the volunteer advisors to increase the awareness of kidney disease.

This event is an in-person event at the East Columbia Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia MD 21045

This event is free but registration is required.

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This Point Forward is a grantee of the Horizon Foundation


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