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Creating Your Own Self-Care Kit

It is no secret that self-care can have many benefits to our mental, physical and emotional health. According to research, practicing self-care can decrease stress, improve well-being, lower mortality, increase relaxation responses and decrease healthcare costs. While it can often be challenging to find the time to practice self-care, it is important for us to plan for and look for ways to integrate it when possible.

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By Ashlee Williman | 02/17/2020

Holiday Blues and Older Adults

The carols tell us that winter “Tis the season to be jolly,” but this can often be easier said than done. Many people get the holiday blues, and older adults are no exception, especially if they have recently received difficult news or are struggling with their health. The holiday season can often trigger memories of loved ones who have passed away as well. When a loved one is feeling blue, it is more important than ever for us to rally around them, help to contribute a positive atmosphere and find ways for them to create fresh and happy memories.

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By Julie Hayes | 12/13/2019

Cardellini, J. (2019, September 12). 3 Ways to Enjoy Early Fall with Your Loved One. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/3-fun-ways-to-enjoy-early-fall-with-your-loved-one

Hayes, J. (2019, September 12). 4 Ideas to Unleash Your Loved One’s Creativity. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/4-ideas-to-help-unleash-your-loved-ones-creativity

Tips for Connecting with a Senior Center

Senior Centers are a vital community resource for older adults, providing a wide variety of programs, services and supports, and enabling older adults to remain active and engaged, while combating social isolation and loneliness. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) reports that “Today, almost 10,000 senior centers serve more than 1 million older adults every day.” It can be intimidating or challenging to initially connect with a senior center. Here are some practical tips to get started.

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By Ashlee Williman | 11/13/2019