PEARLS in the News

PEARLS of Hope: How a New, Targeted Treatment Program Helped a Senior Move from Depression to Dating – A Huffington Post article shares how an 83-year old man turned his life around while doing PEARLS with Visiting Nurse Services of New York.

PEARLS: Reducing Symptoms of Depression Home-based Counseling Services Available – Chicago Tribune community contributor article about PEARLS adoption in the Evanston, Illinois area

Program to Encourage Active Rewarding Lives Helps Kent Veteran Succeed at Problem-Solving – PEARLS makes a positive impact on a veteran’s depression.

Uplift program eases depression among older adults – Uplift program, (adapted from PEARLS), reduces depression amongst seniors in Ohio.

PEARLS: Tackling Depression in Community-Based Settings – Leading Age explains PEARLS positive impacts in a subsidized housing community in Georgia.

PEARLS Gives Seniors with Minor Depression New Hope – The CDC Prevention Research Centers program presents real-life stories that describe the success of PEARLS in helping older adults overcome depression.

Program Helps Older Adults Manage Depression – CDC Prevention Research Centers website with background and context of PEARLS

Seniors can be taught to fight depression, study shows – The Seattle Times summarizes the PEARLS study, its findings and its goal of widespread dissemination.

Giving the blues the slip; many don’t get help for late-life depression – The Seattle Times illustrates the adverse effects of depression on the quality of life of older adults and the need for better treatment delivery.