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An older adult feeling solemn during the holiday season

Social Isolation and the Holidays During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Isolation has been a common theme of the COVID-19 pandemic. From the early days, we were encouraged to “socially isolate,” and while doing so is challenging for many of us, it is still considered to be a positive action for the good of our communities. But social isolation has a negative side, one that has existed long before the pandemic.

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By Tamar Cooper and Kerstin Yoder | 12/15/2020

An older couple doing stretches in front of a laptop

4 Tips to Help Older Adults Stay Active in the Winter

This winter will be an atypical one in many ways due to the COVID-19 surge limiting our ability to get outside, along with the usual concerns of cold and flu season and severe weather. However, even during more traditional winters than this one, the temptation to stay in bed and hibernate like bears until the warm weather comes back is hard to overcome. After all, when “the weather outside is frightful,” what’s better than relaxing in front of a delightful fire?

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By Julie Hayes | 12/15/2020

Simmons, T. (2020, July 14). 6 Ideas to Keep Your Loved One Engaged at Home During Covid-19. Guideposts. https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/aging-parents/6-ideas-to-keep-your-loved-one-engaged-at-home-during-covid-19

An older adult working on a landscape painting

Creative Activities Older Adults Can Do from the Comfort of Home

The ability to be creative and express oneself is something that is not limited by age. Even if we’ve never participated in the arts previously, it’s never too late to learn! The benefits of creative aging do not always depend on our ability and skill level, but instead on how we use the opportunity to express our feelings.

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By Julie Hayes | 06/15/2020

An older adult and their caregiver working on a jigsaw puzzle

4 Memory Boosting Brain Exercises for Older Adults

Most of us know that physical exercise is important to keep the body healthy and strong, but what we may not know is that our brains also benefit from exercise. Keeping our brains active and alert can often be essential to our wellbeing as we transition into older adulthood.

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By Julie Hayes | 06/15/2020