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PEARLS—Program to Encourage Active Rewarding Lives

PEARLSThe Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) is a community-integrated program to treat older adults with disabilities who also have minor depression. PEARLS is available to ADS funded case management clients in King County.

The PEARLS program is an outgrowth of a 5 year research project conducted in collaboration with the University of Washington's Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC). The research study showed PEARLS home-based depression management counseling significantly reduced depression symptoms and improved health status in chronically medically ill older adults with minor depression.

For our general PEARLS flyer, click on the image above. Other resources are listed below.

PEARLS for Veterans flyerPEARLS Support for Veterans

Aging and Disability Services offers free PEARLS counseling to low-income veterans age 55+ who have minor depression. Spouses, widows, and domestic partners of veterans are also eligible for depression counseling services. PEARLS counseling supplements—without competing—with other services for veterans.

PEARLS for Veterans flyerFor PEARLS for Veterans publications, click on the flyers and brochure images at right.

An article about PEARLS for Veterans—"Program to Encourage Active Rewarding Lives Helps Kent Veteran Succeed at Problem-Solving"—appears in the November 2012 issue of AgeWise King County (also available in PDF).

PEARLS for Veterans brochureFor the PEARLS for Veterans brochure, click on each of the images at right.

To view two brief videos about PEARLS support for veterans, click on each of the images below.

For more information, contact Paul Snow (206-615-0533).

This program received funding from the King County Veterans and Human Services Levy.

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PEARLS for Veterans video link

The Program to Encourage Rewarding Active Lives: A Digital Story,
by Paul Snow, Aging and Disability Services, September 2012.

PEARLS for Veterans Digital Story: Women are Veterans, Too

The Program to Encourage Rewarding Active Lives,
by Lori Sanford, Aging and Disability Services, February 2013.

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