Have you been feeling down or blue?
Have you lost interest in doing things?
If you answered “yes” to one of these questions and are 60 years or older, there may be something we can do to help. Senior Solutions offers a no- cost in-home counseling service called a Program to Encourage Active Rewarding Life, or PEARLS.
As we age, the loss of loved ones, independence, physical health, or social engagement can lead to feelings of loneliness, sadness, frustration, irritability, anxiousness, or restlessness. Gone unattended, these feelings can lead to a common medical condition known as depression. Depression, even if it seems minor, can make it hard to function, to be active, and to interact with others. In short, it greatly affects our quality of life.
The PEARLS program teaches you how to manage these unpleasant feelings and improve your quality of life. A professionally trained counselor can meet with you individually and help you identify and solve problems that are linked to making you feel the way you do, as well as find ways to become more physically and socially active.
If you want to learn more about PEARLS contact Senior Solutions’ HelpLine at 802-885-2669 or 866-673-8376 (toll-free)