April 18, 2012

The Ivey Offers Free Talk on “Depression and Seniors – Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Why It’s Not a Normal Part of Aging”

Filed under: Senior Housing Events,Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 1:01 pm

Charlotte – Depression is not a normal part of aging. It doesn’t have to happen.

Learn about the risk factors, warning signs and steps you can take to help an older loved one facing depression during a free workshop at The Ivey, the non-profit adult day care center in SouthPark. The presenter is Jonathan Kromer, psychotherapist with Senior Health Connection.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, April 24 from 2 to 4 pm, repeated from 6 to 8 pm, at The Ivey, 6030 Park South Drive in Charlotte. Admission is free but pre-registration is requested. To pre-register, call The Ivey at 704/909-2070.

Respite care for your loved one is available during the presentation with advance notice. Call The Ivey to arrange at 704/909-2070.

Some surprising facts about seniors and depression:

* Adults 65 and older make up 13% of the U.S. population. Yet they make up 19% of all suicides.

* White men age 85 and older are the group with the highest rate of suicide in the United States. This demographic commits suicide six times more than the national average.

About The Ivey
The Ivey® is a not-for-profit adult day care center that provides daytime services for people living with Alzheimer’s and other types of memory loss, social isolation, or physical frailty due to stroke, Parkinson’s, and similar illnesses. The Ivey offers socialization, engaging activities, meals from a Johnson & Wales-trained chef, and healthcare monitoring from an on-site registered nurse. The Ivey’s services allow caregivers to hold jobs, continue friendships, and refresh from the responsibilities of providing constant care. For more information, visit www.theivey.com .

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