Mental Health Outreach
Senior Reach is a community program that identifies older adults who may need emotional or physical support, or a connection to community services. It's a simple way to help older adults get assistance before a serious crisis develops.
Senior Reach trains ordinary community members who have regular contact with older adults, such as postal carriers, grocery clerks, pharmacists, police officers, utility workers, bankers or apartment managers, to watch for indications that an individual might be depressed and need assistance.
Currently there are more than 4,000 Senior Reach Community Partners trained through the program to identify warning signs, such as risk factors of suicide, substance abuse, personality and physical changes, social isolation or abuse. If help is needed for an older adult, a community partner refers that individual to the Senior Reach Call Center, which is located at Seniors' Resource Center.