Mental health problems and depression are not normal parts of aging.
This page will help link you to resources and information relating to mental health and brain health.
Free Music Therapy for Clay County residents and communities
What are the benefits of music therapy for older adults?
While the answer varies depending on the person and what they need from music therapy, there are several benefits that music therapy provides over and over for older adult clients. Read about there here: Top 10 benefits of music therapy.
Soundscaping Source and Tri-County Mental Health are partners in offering music therapy group sessions, specifically to address loneliness and isolation due to the pandemic. These sessions will be via Zoom, and devices will be available for check-out to residents who do not currently have access to them.
If you are interested in this opportunity for yourself, your community, or someone you know, please contact Rachelle Morgan at Soundscaping Source: firstname.lastname@example.org or Becky Franklin at Tri-County Mental Health: email@example.com.
For counseling, mental health services, or community presentations:
Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc. has an Older Adult Outreach Coordinator.
Call Becky Franklin at 816-468-0400.
Sally King Consulting - providing aging, mental health, and mindfulness coaching, counseling, and training to agencies, seniors, adults, and their families. Call 816-226-8211 or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.sallykingconsulting.com
Senior Life Solutions at Excelsior Springs Hospital is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the needs of individuals over the age of 65 struggling with depression and anxiety.
https://www.eshospital.org/services/senior-life-solutions/ or call 816-629-2629.
Silver Lining Geriatric Program through Signature Behavioral Health offers outpatient and inpatient programs for mental healthcare to adults age 65+.
https://www.sphkc.net/our-programs/silver-lining-program/ or call 816-691-5103.
Download this page about aging and mental health: 10_facts_mental_health_aging.pdf
Read more about keeping your brain functioning at its best in this resource article from Kansas State Resource & Extension Service: brain_blitz.pdf