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Decatur County Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is an intensive outpatient group counseling program designed to meet the unique needs of older adults over the age of 65 struggling with depression and anxiety often related to aging.

If you or someone you know has recently experienced any of the following, this program might be right for you.

  • Recently experienced a traumatic event
  • Lost a spouse or close family member
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Changes in appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping or changes in sleep patterns
  • Loss of energy
  • Feelings of sadness or grief lasting more than two weeks
  • Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness

Senior Life Solutions services are designed to provide assistance to individuals suffering from one or more of the following:

  • Loneliness
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Decreased Energy
  • Anxiety
  • Crying
  • Life Transitions
  • Low Self-Confidence

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.

Anyone can refer individuals to the group including family members, physicians or other health professionals.

Click here to learn more about how to recognize anxiety in older adults.

Click here for more information on how to identify older adults who may be at risk.

If you are wondering if this program may be right for you, click here to take an online “check your mood” quiz. All information provided in this quiz is anonymous.

If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, please call 641-446-2320.

Depression is not a normal part of growing older. You’re not alone.

Our Team

Elizabeth Hamilton, BSN, RN, Senior Life Solutions Program Director

Elizabeth Hamilton

BSN, RN, Senior Life Solutions Program Director

Janelle Golden, LMHC, Therapist, Senior Life Solutions

Janelle Golden

LMHC, Therapist

Larissa Harper, CNA, Office & Patient Coordinator

Larissa Harper

C.N.A., Office and Patient Coordinator


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