Quality of Life Team
The Quality of Life LEAD Team is comprised of representatives from across Polk County including non-profits, government, health care, education, and faith-based organizations. This diversity affords the opportunity to obtain different perspectives as the Team strategizes on ways to conduct inter-active education forums on various topics impacting the quality of life of Polk County citizens.
Over the past 18 months, the Team has been focused on holding a series of community information sessions on the topic of behavioral health – which is a huge and complex undertaking. However, by starting the conversation, the Team‘s goal was to demystify the complexities that are often associated with mental health, enhance understanding, and provide information on accessing resources in Polk County.
In March 2018, the Quality of Life team concluded its series of interactive forums on Behavioral Health with a session focused on Seniors. Challenges associated with growing old, such as loss of a spouse, loss of mobility and independence, and declining physical health can lead to problems with mental health for seniors. Staying physically healthy, socially active, and mentally engaged as you age are keys to boosting senior mental health.