Conemaugh Meyersdale Announces Senior Life Solutions Partnership

July 30, 2019

Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center is pleased to announce a partnership with Senior Life Solutions. Senior Life Solutions Office is located in suit LL03 near the medical center’s dining room in the lower level.

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.

Conemaugh Meyersdale’s Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of older adults over the age of 65 struggling with symptoms of 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.

“I’m very excited to introduce Senior Life Solutions to Somerset County,” said Heather Smith, Conemaugh Meyersdale’s CEO. “This program will fill a major need here. Providing our seniors with access to a caring team of mental health professionals will certainly be beneficial to our rural, aging population.”

For more information, call Conemaugh Meyersdale’s Senior Life Solutions at 814.972.6903.

Photo: Staff of Conemaugh Meyersdale’s Senior Life Solutions include (from left): Beverly Haines, RN, Program Director, Aileen Reiber, Office Patient Coordinator, (standing) Mary Alice Emert, LCSW, Program Therapist.