Community wellness is on the mind of many within the healthcare industry, driving increases in holistic health outreach programs and initiatives for older adults who are more vulnerable to health problems.
Social isolation isn’t just a mental health issue for older adults; it’s deeply connected to physical health, even mortality. Unhappily, it’s also a growing trend.
Whether you vow to lose weight, exercise more or give back to those in need, the start of the new year is the perfect time to set achievable goals and make positive lifestyle changes.
People say attitude is everything, but why? How does attitude impact life, especially your ability to live independently once you’re over 65? The answer is beautiful in its simplicity: attitudes drive behavior.
Gratitude is powerful. One of the world’s most knowledgeable and passionate believers in mind-body medicine─Deepak Chopra─says it best, “Giving thanks for abundance is greater than abundance itself.”
Can preventative action help curb the rising cost of health care? It can substantially reduce our own out-of-pocket costs, certainly, and help us live independently longer.
‘Tis the season for Medicare open enrollment! It’s the perfect time to make changes if you’re not happy with your current plan, or need to adjust your benefits in some way.
Taking a mental age test can be fun, but its true importance is cloaked behind the entertainment value: for anyone age fifty and above, a youthful mental age can signify an active adult who’s involved in life.
Everyone has an occasional restless night, but seniors whose nightly rituals consist of tossing and turning to no avail are at risk for other associated problems.
Anxiety can be a tough topic to broach, particularly for seniors. Anxiety disorders are often considered problems of adolescence and early adulthood, and many older adults attribute their symptoms to other issues or the aging process itself.