Wright Memorial Hospital has announced the addition of a new service that will soon be offered to the citizens of Trenton and the surrounding region.
Aging brings many joys, more time with family and freedom in retirement, but older years can also bring difficult life transitions including the loss of loved ones and stresses of age-related health concerns.
Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions, an intensive outpatient group therapy program, is designed to meet the unique needs of adults 65 and older who are struggling with depression and anxiety, often related to aging. Individuals may benefit from the Senior Life Solutions program if they are experiencing any of the following common indicators or triggers:
- Recently experienced a traumatic event
- Lost a spouse or close family member
- Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
- Changes in appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of energy
- Feelings of sadness or grief lasting more than two weeks
- Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness
Following an individual assessment, participants meet three times per week in a supportive, encouraging group setting. The program staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed social workers, a registered nurse, and other professionals dedicated to the emotional well-being of the seniors in our community.
“We’re extremely excited to bring this new service to the community,” said Steve Schieber, CEO, Wright Memorial Hospital. “There aren’t currently a lot of options for our seniors in this part of the state who are suffering from depression and anxiety. Senior Life Solutions will fill that void for common issues our senior citizens are facing every day.”
Family members, physicians, or other health professionals can refer individuals to the program. Patients may also self-refer. For more information, call Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program at 660-357-4730.