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An older adult struggling with the blues

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

An older couple enjoying a conversation outside of a retirement community

Home Buying in a Retirement Community: Downsizing the Family Home

When it comes to senior living options, there are a number of housing options available for today's older adult population. While some older adults will require the care and attention of nursing homes or assisted living communities, there are others who don't require as much, or any, care, but who instead want to be in a community of their peers. These retirement communities can provide us with a great opportunity to meet and participate in activities with others that we need to live the healthy and balanced lives we deserve well into our golden years.

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By Antoinette Smith | 10/11/2019

Carney, A. (2019, August 15). 5 Ways to Get More Involved with Your Community. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/5-ways-to-get-more-involved-with-your-community