PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release   

Contact: Jeanne Buckman

Phone: (816) 629-2968

E-mail: jbuckman@esmc.org

Excelsior Springs Hospital Announces Senior Life Solutions Partnership

Excelsior Springs, MO - Excelsior Springs Hospital is pleased to announce a partnership with Senior Life Solutions.  Senior Life Solutions will be located behind Excelsior Springs Hospital in the lower level of the Independent Living Center located at 1700 Rainbow Blvd.  Please watch for signage.

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.

Excelsior Springs 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 bring Senior Life Solutions to our community," shares Kristen DeHart, CEO for Excelsior Springs Hospital. "Together, we will continue to address the needs of our community and improve the quality of life. This partnership will bring terrific resources to help those that may not have had options available in the past."

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

For more information, call Excelsior Springs Hospital's Senior Life Solutions program at (816) 629-2629.