Senior Peer Counseling
What is Senior Peer Counseling?
Senior Peer Counseling is a free Beautiful Minds Wellness service available to all residents of Placer County who are 55 years old or older. The program provides short-term in-home or virtual confidential peer support & counseling.
As we age, transitions can sometimes be painful. The loss of a companion, medical illness, physical disability, retirement, relocation and other events can be upsetting and hard to adjust to.
For some people it is helpful to talk to someone removed from the situation and near their own age in order to work through the issue at hand. With the support of a peer counselor you can discuss these transitional concerns in a safe and confidential environment.
Senior Peer Counselors offer short-term support with issues such as:
- Family conflicts
- Substance abuse
- Loss of independence
- Caregiver stress
- Access to community resources
- Loss of driver’s license
Who are Senior Peer Counselors?
- Senior Peer Counselors are older adults who are carefully selected and trained to provide volunteer supportive counseling to interested clients.
- Senior Peer Counselors receive extensive initial and supplemental training and supervision by the Beautiful Minds Wellness Senior Peer Counseling Coordinator.
- Senior Peer Counselors will listen, support and gently coach you to reach your goals.
How do I Get Connected to Senior Peer Counseling?
To make a referral for yourself or for someone you know to be connected to a Senior Peer Counselor contact:
SPC Coordinator: 530-883-8466
Funding for this program has been provided in part by the County of Placer, Mental Health Service Act.