PEARLS

The Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) is a community-based treatment program using methods of problem solving treatment, social and physical activation, and increased pleasant events to reduce depression in physically impaired and socially isolated people; specifically elderly and adults with epilepsy. PEARLS uses empowerment and skills building to decrease depressive symptoms in older adults while increasing their self-efficacy as problem resolvers.

 The Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County is committed to the older adults in our community.  Resources are available to educate the community about the needs of older adults and recommendations for improving the community using the many assets of our older population.

We are proud to be working with the Florida Health Network this program!

 

Call us today if you are interested in knowing more!  561-832-3755 

Click Here for the PEARLS Referral Form

 

Older Adults and Aging Resources

Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County Online Resource Center

Alzheimer’s Association
Web Site: www.alz.org
Phone: 1-800-272-3900
Site contains information on the disease and helpful materials for caregivers.

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Web Site: www.aagpgpa.org
News, facts, tools and expert information for adults coping with mental health issues & aging.

Eldercare Locator
www.eldercare.gov
Phone: 800.677.1116
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, Dept. of Health and Human Services. Tool for finding local agencies, in every U.S. community, that can help older persons and their families access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services.

Elderweb
www.elderweb.com
The site is designed for both professionals and family members looking for information on eldercare and long term care, and includes links to information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, as well as policy, research, and statistics.

Generation Connection: Building Community through Civic Engagement Community Assessment Report 
Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, April 2009

National Council on the Aging
www.ncoa.org
The National Council on the Aging is an association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons. The Senior’s Corner section of the site contains health related resources and tips.