Programs > PEARLS

The Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives, known simply as PEARLS, is an evidence-based program designed to reduce depression in aging adults. PEARLS uses a seven-step approach to identify and solve problems.


  • 6-8 individual counseling sessions
  • 4-5 months


  • In the individual’s home
  • Virtual meeting
  • Other community setting


Adults who:

  • Are 50 years or older, and
  • Are experiencing loneliness, isolation or depression symptoms

Topics and Skills Covered

  • Problem-solving
  • Becoming socially and physically active
  • Scheduling enjoyable activities