Nature can play a positive role in our lives at every age. For older adults or people with memory loss, the benefits can be even more pronounced. Interacting with nature can provide a sense of connectedness and peace. The Japanese call immersing in nature shinrin-yoku, which translates to forest bathing.
Gratitude journaling is a simple but powerful tool for promoting a positive mindset and well-being as you age. This practice packs a plethora of mental, emotional, and even physical benefits for anyone willing to pick up a pen or turn on a computer.
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The holidays are a time when adult children often travel home to celebrate the season with aging parents. For some families, it’s the first time in months they have been together. If you’ve been wondering how well your loved one is managing their health and home, this visit can provide you with a low-key way to determine that firsthand.
During the Korean War, Tom Barnett, an Army draftee, received a privileged assignment. After basic training he was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Regiment at Fort Myer, Arlington, Virginia, the home for guards of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
Prioritizing mental health and well-being is necessary for seniors to maintain a fulfilling and happy life. In recognition of the recent World Mental Health Day on October 10, Nancy Pilkington, MSW, LSW, Presbyterian Senior Living Corporate Director of Resident Services, shares three keys to mental health and well-being for seniors:
The annual Medicare open enrollment period has arrived! This eight-week process begins on October 15th each year and runs through December 7th. During this time, Medicare recipients can make changes to their existing plan. If you are preparing to review your current Medicare coverage or help a parent with theirs, it’s common to feel confused and unsure about how to begin.