January is National Mental Wellness Month, and as they say, new year, new you! The importance of mental wellbeing is prevalent as we age. Leading a life with mental wellness in check is not only essential to your happiness, but organizations like the National Council on Aging, understand that mental wellness is also a crucial component to healthy living and aging.
The new year is the perfect time to set goals for yourself or strive to achieve a better and healthier life. Your resolution can be a drastic lifestyle change, or it can be on a smaller scale, like going for a walk more often. Whatever your goal is, the key is sticking to it and not forgetting why you chose the resolution in the first place.
If your parent or loved one lives in another city or state, whether at home or in a senior living community, the holidays can be a difficult time if you aren’t able to spend them together. While nothing can compete with their physical presence, there are items that can help bridge that gap.
Building new relationships and meeting new friends can lead you towards new experiences, new adventures, and a healthier, more engaging lifestyle. At HarborChase Senior Living, we understand the importance of building relationships and leading a socially active life.
Depression is becoming a prevalent issue among older adults, but it is not a normal part of aging. Studies show that “most older adults feel satisfied with their lives, despite having more illnesses or physical problems.” However, as we get older, changes and life events may cause feelings of uneasiness and stress.