Moving into retirement and beyond can be challenging for older adults experiencing losses, changes in health and other challenges that arise due to aging, which cause elevated anxiety, depression, uncertainty, or other changes in mood or level of fulfillment. The Intensive Outpatient Program is for adults 65 years and older who are struggling with addressing life’s transitions. The supportive environment of the program empowers older adults to learn how to navigate and cope with these changes in healthy ways, improve overall mental health, gain support from peers, and develop personal goals for moving into this next life stage.
Butler’s Intensive Outpatient Program for Older Adults applies the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and provides individual counseling, group therapy, and an opportunity for interaction with peers. Working with our specialty team, you’ll regain balance and get your life back on track in the company of older adults with similar goals.
Due to the COVID crisis, the Older Adult IOP is NOW CREATING A WAITLIST FOR THE IOP PROGRAM in the virtual environment. For more information, please call our Centralized Intake Department at 1 (844) 401-0111
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, RI 02906
P: (401) 455-6200
On your first day please bring:
Parking is free. Once on the Butler Hospital campus, follow signs to Parking Lot C. Follow the path to the Partial Hospital Program entrance, near the gazebo. Once you enter the building, follow signs to the Blumer Building Partial Hospital registration area. If you require a handicap accessible entrance, please enter through the Sawyer Building. Once on the campus, follow signs to Parking Lot A and follow Paths 1 or 2, or you may park in the handicap parking spaces in front of the Sawyer Building. Once in the building, turn left down hallway and follow signs to Partial Hospital registration area.
RIPTA public bus service is available to Butler Hospital campus with drops off and picks up near the Sawyer Building. For a bus schedule, visit ripta.com. Taxi services may also be directed to this location. Once on campus, ask drivers to follow signs to Parking Lot A. They may turn into the circular drive in front of Sawyer Building.
Patients are welcome to bring snacks to program, as there are breaks between sessions. Butler’s cafeteria and café are also available.
Butler Hospital is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus. Smoking is not permitted, including e-cigarettes, in the buildings or on the grounds. If you smoke or use tobacco products, discuss this during your initial meeting as we do offer medications that may aid in smoking/tobacco cessation.