Senior Life Solutions

Senior Life Solutions is a program dedicated to addressing the emotional and behavioral health of older adults.

Senior Life Solutions sign at Van Buren County Hospital.

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 stress from age-related health concerns. Van Buren County Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of adults typically 65 years of age and older struggling with symptoms of depression and anxiety often related to aging.

Transportation to and from group meetings and individual appointments is available- just let us know you have a need for transportation and we can make it happen!

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

  • Loss of a loved one
  • Decreased energy
  • Difficulty sleeping/eating
  • Life transitions
  • Acting as a caregiver
  • Recent health diagnosis
  • Chronic health condition
  • Feeling lonely or isolated
  • Feelings of uncertainty and worry
  • Loss of interest

Following an initial assessment, patients meet up to 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.

Lisa Elmore
SLS Program Director

Joining the Program

Referrals to the program can be made by anyone, including a patient’s physician, family member, self-referral, or another healthcare professional.

For more information about Senior Life Solutions, call 319-293-8740 or email

Is this for you?

If you are in need of immediate crisis intervention and support for anyone experiencing mental health related distress, including thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis or any other kind of emotional distress you can call 988 to speak to a trained counselor.


This content was printed from the Van Buren County Hospital website at on July 15, 2024.

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