Understanding and Addressing Depression in Seniors During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is typically associated with joy, warmth, and the gathering of loved ones. It’s a time when families come together to celebrate, exchange gifts, and create lasting memories. However, for some individuals, especially seniors, the holidays can be a challenging and lonely time, leading to a condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Often dismissed as the winter blues, SAD can trigger clinical depression in seniors, making it…

Planning Fun Holiday Activities for Seniors

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be tiring and overstimulating for many older adults. And with everyone shopping, running errands, and attending holiday celebrations, seniors can sometimes feel forgotten in the fun. With a little pre-planning, however, the right adjustments to beloved traditions can be made (or new traditions started) so that the whole family can celebrate the season together.

Creating a Family Memory Book with Aging Loved Ones

Reuniting with loved ones during the holidays can be a wonderful time of connecting and enjoying time together! It can also be quite eye-opening. Some families notice a growing gap between generations, with the kids huddled together around their phones and iPads while Grandpa sits quietly on the couch just watching. If you’re looking to get the whole family together and enjoy each other’s company, and make some memories, one…

Diabetic Diet Tips to Help Seniors Successfully Navigate the Holidays

This season of holiday celebrations is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy time with loved ones and close friends, but let’s face it: it’s often also a time for overindulgence in less-than-healthy meals. With a multitude of rich, fatty, and sugary delicacies to choose from at every turn, it’s difficult to abide by a healthy diet, which can result in serious health concerns for individuals with diabetes.