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Tips & Activities to Overcoming the Winter Blues

As our Pennsylvania winters kick into full gear, the colder weather and shorter days of sunlight can leave us feeling tired and uninspired to complete even our normal daily activities. Seasonal depression, the winter blues, whatever you want to call it, affects many of us, especially senior citizens who cannot get out as much as they like. Here are some tips to beat the winter blues: Reminisce. When possible, have family and friends over for a visit. Bring out photo albums, family videos, or sentimental Continue reading →

Helping Seniors Who are Experiencing Depression

People experience a lot of changes as they get older, but depression should not be one of them. According to the CDC, about seven million adults over 65 in the US experience depression, but the condition is not a normal part of aging. It’s important for everyone to know the signs of depression so they can help the seniors in their life. Depression is a mental health condition that can affect people of any age, but for seniors who feel less connected with their family Continue reading →

Helping Senior Citizens Combat Depression

As social creatures, we strive to live healthily, pursue happiness, and seek out companionship. With all of that, a good balance between physical and mental wellbeing is important. Sometimes, we often see the senior citizens in our life as healthy, but we need to remember that they also can suffer from loneliness and depression, even living within a community.  There are many things that can occur that may cause stress and sadness with senior citizens, and as their friends or family, we need to be Continue reading →