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Practicing Mindfulness as an Older Adult

There’s no question that caring for our physical health is one of our most important concerns as we age. But maintaining physical wellness comes with concerns and sources of stress that can leave us feeling worse for wear. Whether it’s a disheartening doctor’s appointment or worries about flu season, our stress can start to impact our overall wellness, and the strain on our mental health can put strain on our physical health. But how can we cope with stress, when it feels like such an inescapable part of daily life?

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By Julie Hayes | 04/15/2020

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