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Introduction: Support & Services at Home (SASH) is a model for independent housing for seniors that was developed in 2009 by a partnership of community providers and Cathedral Square Corporation. Results of a 2010 PHQ-9 screen on depression administered to seniors living at Heineberg Senior Housing, a Cathedral Square community, found that 30% of residents had mild depression, 6% moderate depression, and 6% moderate to severe depression. This topic has been targeted by SASH coordinators so that they may provide more support for their residents. Furthermore, a high prevalence of depression amongst the elderly population has been well-documented and this disease is often under-diagnosed, under-treated, or missed altogether.


Patricia Berry, MPH, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Tom Delaney, PhD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Molly Dugan, Cathedral Square Corporation


Cathedral Square Corporation


Access to Health Services, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being, Older Adults, Public Health Infrastructure, Social Determinants of Health

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Depression in the Elderly: Attitudes of Seniors and Practices of Healthcare Providers