/ November 8, 2019

Clinicians in Senior Centers

Clinicians in Senior Centers

City implementation partner: Department for the Aging

Older adults have high rates of late-onset mental health disorders, yet low rates of assessment and treatment. To meet the needs of this population, the Department for the Aging placed clinicians at older adult centers across the city to assess aging New Yorkers for mental health conditions and provide direct treatment as needed. Clinicians offer engagement activities as well as individual and group-based therapy sessions for those who screen positive for mental health conditions.