Life at Senior House
An exciting upgrade for young women and men, close to turning 18, Senior House celebrates the older teen with age-appropriate roommates and activities. Campus life encourages independence and life choices that are healthy, like self-directed workouts in the private gym, shopping for food and preparing a few meals a week. Senior House is the higher structure, oversight, and services for our young adults. When students are ready they can move to less structure and support at the Telos U apartments still located on the same campus.
For young women and men close to turning 18, enrolling in a program can be a challenge. They want to be around age appropriate peers, yet may not be ready for the lower structure and services of an adult program.
A Telos Senior House apartment is a small, 8-bed team for women and 8-bed team for men, devoted specifically to students nearing 18. The Senior House is higher in structure, oversight, and services (much like our youth Academy campus), but has programming and activities specially suited to an older teen. Academics range between high school and early college.
A highlight of the Senior House is a student’s ability to transition to one of four lower levels of structure once they turn 18 (or sooner if ready). The graphic below illustrates how the Senior House, our highest level of support on the Geneva Campus, integrates into a natural progression of increasing freedom and responsibility. The ability to eventually move from Senior House to Telos U helps emerging adults “buy in” to the overall process, giving them something to work toward as they reach 18.
Senior House provides the ability to transition to lower levels of structure once they turn 18 (or sooner if ready). The ability to eventually move from Senior House to Telos U helps emerging adults “buy in” to the overall process, giving themsomething to work toward as they reach 18.
The Senior House is distinctly different from our younger youth program.These differences are purposeful, as the Senior House is designedaround an older teen who may be eventually transitioning to a youngadult apartment at Telos U.
The clinical services at the Senior House include:
- A full-time primary therapist
- Weekly individual therapy sessions (minimum, 60 minutes)
- Weekly family therapy sessions (minimum, 60 minutes)
- Periodic Family Days which include live family therapy sessions, space missions,process groups and meetings with key team members
- Bi-weekly space center simulations focusing on team building, leadership, cultureand executive function training
- Masters level clinician-led emotional safety groups, twice each week
- Nightly student-led, staff-supported community groups
- Weekend activity therapy
Life Coach services are reserved for students enrolled in a Telos U apartment, as the key role of a Life Coach is to assist students in college classes, employment, and independent living skills.
The graphic illustrates how the Senior House, our highest level of support, integrates into a natural progression of increasing freedom and responsibility.
Senior House highlights…
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- Telos U
- Therapy at Telos U
- Geneva Campus
- Family Days at Telos
- Executive Function
- Life Skills
- Producers Path
- Telos Titans
- NeuroFitness & Activities
- Space Center
- Telos Aftercare Support
- Anthem House
- Senior House
- Independent Living