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FMH Senior Life Solutions to celebrate 10 years with Open House

Fairfield Memorial Hospital Senior Life Solutions is inviting the community in to celebrate 10 years of renewing hope of senior adults in the community. An open house event is set for Thursday, December 8th from 1 – 3 p.m. A warm greeting, hot cocoa, and cookies will be enjoyed by all at this event. The Senior Life Solutions staff will also be on hand to provide tours and answer questions about the program.senior-life-solutions-10-years-open-house-small-rtf

“If you have never visited or learned about this program, now is a great opportunity to do so. We also would love to see familiar smiles of those who have been through our program. Community Members will receive a personal tour of the facility located in the Mattie B. Rinard Clinic during the Open House,” stated Susie Devoy, RN, Program Director of Senior Life Solutions

Senior Life Solutions is an outpatient program offered to help older adults with life’s challenges. The program helps seniors cope with depressed mood, unresolved grief, anxiety, nervousness, worry, isolation or loneliness, difficulty coping with health/physical changes, difficulty concentrating, sleep or appetite changes, feelings of hopelessness or helplessness, anger, low self-esteem, or personality changes.

The program provides group, individual, and family therapy as well as medication management for behavioral health diagnoses. The program assists with transportation and provides a noon meal on treatment days. The treatment team coordinates the patient’s care with the individual’s primary care physician. The program treatment lasts for 6-12 weeks (2-4 days per week), and provides follow-up care after discharge. There is also an Alumni Support Group that meets monthly for individuals who have graduated from the program. The program is unique for this region and serves the communities in Wayne, White, Edwards, Clay, Richland, Jefferson, and Hamilton counties.

The Fairfield Memorial Hospital Senior Life Solutions Team is multi-disciplinary in design to ensure the best quality patient care possible. Along with the patient, family members, and the family physician, the FMH Senior Life Solutions Team includes: Susie Devoy, RN – Program Director; Susan Renshaw, Unit Clerk; Blair Heisner, RN – Program Nurse; Lauren Griswold, LCSW, Primary Therapist; Kathie Hill, LCSW, FMH Social Service Director and Therapist; Ron Johnson, MD, Psychiatrist; and Jerry McFadden, Ultra Group Regional Director.

If you’d like to discover how to handle life’s challenges, keep your body strong and enjoy life once again, Fairfield Memorial Hospital Senior Life Solutions can help. Call 618-847-8298 to refer a friend, to get more information, or attend the open house event on Thursday, December 8th between 1-3 p.m. for a tour or to talk with the program team.