Who are senior peer counselors?

Senior Peer Counselors have an interest in helping others work through age-related issues. They are Placer County residents who are 55 years old and better. They bring their life experience, have been screened by Placer County, and have completed the intensive 24-hour training.

Once Senior Peer Counselors complete the initial training, they attend weekly group meetings supervised by mental health professional, and monthly in-services and training. Senior Peer Counselors will listen, support, and gently coach each client to reach his/her own solution.

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1. Who are senior peer counselors?
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