The African American Elders Program serves African-American elders in Central and Southeast Seattle and South King County. The program identifies frail, isolated and hard-to-serve African Americans and assists them in accessing and receiving needed social and health services through ongoing case management, support and referrals. The program identifies African Americans who are:
60 years and older
Chronically ill, frail, or disabled
Unable to obtain services or perform activities of daily living
Low-income or below poverty level
At risk of premature instutionalization
In need of multiple services in order to remain in their homes
PEARLS, The Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives
is an in home counseling program that teaches depression management techniques
to older adults experiencing minor depression. The program serves all ethnic
groups throughout Seattle and King County.
Pearls criteria: Feeling down or blue, or lost
interest in doing things, 55 years or older, low income, Veteran, or spouse of
Veteran, does not have a diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Schizo-Affective disorder,
bipolar, Manic Depression, or a current substance abuser.