PERRY — Dallas County Hospital is pleased to announce a partnership with Senior Life Solutions. Senior Life Solutions will be located in Dallas County Hospital located at 610 10th Street in Perry.


Aging brings many joys – more time with family and freedom in retirement – but our older years can also bring difficult life transitions including the loss of loved ones and stresses of age-related health concerns.


Dallas County Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program, an intensive outpatient group therapy program, is designed to meet the unique needs of older adults over the age of 65 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 are excited to see all the hard work and dedication to implement this program into our hospital begin in a brand new space, Senior Life Solutions will be a great program for our county!” said Angela Mortoza, CEO. “We are so thankful to have such a supportive community, board and staff here at Dallas County Hospital.”


Family members, physicians, or other health professionals can refer individuals to the program.


For more information, call the Dallas County Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program at 515-465-7580.