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What is Social Wellness?

07/15/2020

Let's face it, there's a "month" for everything but the kitchen sink, and there may be one for that as well. July has been deemed "Social Wellness Month," but it unfortunately doesn't get much attention. Perhaps it should for those who are most vulnerable to the ...

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Caregiver Steps Towards Greater Resilience

07/08/2020

Resilience is about adapting well when faced with difficulty, and in the unknowns of today's world, this is of the upmost importance. When I found myself in an unexpected family caregiver role, I was faced with significant amounts of stress, daily, for months. Family ...

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Do You Really Know Your Mom and Dad?

07/05/2020

When we are young, we are with our parent(s) almost all the time. We eat together, sleep in the same house, and watch the same television shows. We know our parents' routines, friends, and activities. Then, we leave home and make maybe one or two short visits weekly, ...

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8 Reasons Why Facebook is Great for Seniors

06/28/2020

  Now more than ever, older adults may be finding themselves sitting at home all alone. Due to COVID-19, strict social distancing guidelines, your family being busy with their own lives, and having more time on your hands after retirement, the feeling of being left out ...

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10 Positive Aspects of Aging

05/28/2020

Today, I was thinking about my aging family members and friends. It is something that is going to happen to all of us one day. It is never easy to watch a loved one age and often become dependent upon others. It is heartbreaking for all involved. It is easy to focus on ...

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10 Ways to Foster Harmony While Sheltering in Place

04/29/2020

  This is week #6 for me working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many of you are, my spouse and I are both working virtually from our apartment. We have not been in the same space 24/7, for extended periods without going to the office, running errands, ...

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10 Ways to Combat Loneliness As We Shelter in Place

04/05/2020

  Canadian American psychologist Paul Bloom is quoted as saying, “Humans are social beings, and we are happier, and better, when connected to others.” For many of us, the truth of that statement is in the forefront of our minds during these uncertain times with ...

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10 Online Dating Apps for Seniors

02/13/2020

Dating at any age can be difficult and somewhat stressful, but being 60+ and dating might actually have its perks. You have matured, and are more seasoned than you were in your 20's and 30's. As you get older, you realize what's important to you and what you're truly ...

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15 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Burnout

03/11/2019

Caregiver burnout is real. You're stressed, tired, and need a break! But how do you do this on a daily basis? What if you don't have the time? Each person and situation is different, but incorporating small moments of joy into our lives can help ease some of the ...

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Top 5 Ways to Combat Isolation in Aging Adults

02/25/2019

Have you ever felt isolated? Maybe you had a surgery or illness that left you bedridden for weeks at a time. Or perhaps you live in a new city and don't know anyone. There are many different ways we can become isolated, and as many of us fall into our routines, we ...

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