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 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH                                                                         letter

 TREATMENT IN   I learned a valuable lesson when I was in high school that has been the    the
               foundation of my vision and mission for Senior Link.  My life was deeply
               impacted by a one-hour interview with an elderly relative. If we can get
               youth to sit and listen to the stories of our older generations, record
 AMARILLO.     them, and share them – they will retain them and ultimately pass them       publisher
               on to future generations. The benefits are incalculable. Relationships are
               built, memories are made, and lessons on family values are established.
               Young people grow, and the chain is strengthened.
               Another possible outcome is emotional
               healing. Many seniors are lonely and often
               feel marginalized and invisible. All humans
               benefit when someone takes the time to
               listen to their unique stories, but seniors
               especially thrive when they are asked to share
               the wisdom they have accumulated over the
               course of many decades. Both the listener and
               the storyteller profit in the process.
               That goal is the essence and the value of our
               annual “Senior to Senior” edition.  Five area
               students have taken the time to sit at the feet
 Oceans Amarillo provides inpatient mental health   of grandparents, mentors, and friends to hear
               their stories and share them. Relationships
 services in a safe and comfortable environment, with   that were already established have grown
               even deeper, and life lessons have been
 individual and group treatment programs designed    NOW OPEN  cemented.

 to meet the specific needs of adults 40 and older.  INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT   Also, in this edition you will find some
 PROGRAM FOR AGES    Amarillo history as we join Amarillo ISD in
 18 AND UP     celebrating 100 years of Glenwood Elementary
               and the Barfield in reopening.

               We have a lot to be thankful for and a lot of people and history of our community to honor.  We
 ADMISSION CRITERIA MAY INCLUDE:  hope you enjoy this edition and use it as a time to reflect on who in your life was a mentor and
               what you learned from them.
 • Signs and symptoms of depression  As we continue in this season of a pandemic, the cost of printing has gone up over 30%. We rely
               on our advertisers now more than ever to make Senior Link happen.  Please make it a point to
 • Suicidal, homicidal or delusional thoughts  thank them.
 • Danger to self or others                                                                     Erin Agee

 • Behavioral symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s or other dementias
 • Hallucinations (auditory or visual)
                                       The Mission of Senior Link


                        Our mission is to tell the stories of local seniors, not only to honor them,
                      but also to inspire and challenge younger generations. We endeavor to link
 CALL (806) 310-2205 FOR MORE INFORMATION.  seniors with the resources they need to ensure quality of life. We believe in
                       the strength of the chain, in linking with one another, and in linking all of
 7501 Wallace Blvd., Floor 2  us to information which can enhance our lives. We recognize the value of
 Amarillo, TX 79124               every season of life and the uniqueness of every story.
                                  Senior Link’s mission rests in the power of connection.
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