Older Adults

Are you an older adult facing a life transition such as downsizing, retirement, a health issue or loss of a partner, and feel isolated, sad or worried?

Are you taking care of a spouse, partner, aging family member, or older adult and feel overwhelmed?

Do you feel depressed or anxious and need someone to talk to?

Jewish Family Service can help you effectively meet the challenges of aging.

With all of the gifts of aging, also come challenges.  For older adults and seniors, this very special time of life is often marked with major transitions, loss of loved ones, health issues and anxiety about what the future holds. In addition, being a caregiver for a spouse, parent or family member can be a very stressful and confusing time. These events, while being a natural part of life, can sometimes cause grief, guilt, regrets, depression and excessive worry.  Our comfortable, caring and respectful environment will help you work through issues, feelings or problems that are keeping you from having peace of mind and experiencing joy.

At Jewish Family Service you will find the support and advice you need to stay active, healthy, connected, and safe for as long as possible.

Individual Counseling

Mental health counseling can help you process both painful memories and experiences from your past, work on any current challenges that are causing you distress, and deal with issues such as worry about the future, relationships, caregiving, isolation, loneliness, and grief and loss of all types. Our counselors are trained to help you learn techniques to manage chronic mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, panic, hoarding, and OCD.  We see both individuals and couples.

Caregiver support series

Caregivers face a unique set of challenges, especially when caring for elders and loved ones. This 5-session brief supportive therapy seeks to understand your unique caregiving situation and dynamics, provide emotional support, and help you with problem solving and planning.  You will receive direction and general guidance on figuring out home care services, coping with dementia and other health challenges, and other aspects of elder care.  You will be supported through the fatigue, grief and guilt that often accompanies caregiving. At the end of 5 sessions, you can choose to extend the counseling if desired.

Senior Wellness Check

This brief supportive therapy is for older adults wishing to reduce stress by exploring their long term goals and planning with regards to the aging process.  This process will help you figure out how to age with dignity and respect, maintain your independence, stay active, and raise your quality of life while achieving your full potential.  You will perform a self-assessment of readiness for the future and provide emotional support regarding the concern and anxiety that often arise for seniors when looking forward.

 

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