Social Interactions for Seniors

Social Interactions for Seniors

Social isolation is a leading cause of depression for seniors. Being socially involved helps give you a sense of belonging, keeps you mentally sharp and engaged, and helps ward off the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Attending a class, group, or club can help build...
Book Club in the Park

Book Club in the Park

Teresa is the founder of the Violets Club, a neighborhood book club that meets in her living room twice a month. Well, at least that was how they functioned before the pandemic. Teresa had been so impressed by her friends’ ability to be flexible in difficult...
The Post-Holiday Connection

The Post-Holiday Connection

“As we start the New Year, I’m trying not to feel that post-holiday let-down,” 83-year-old Sarah told me during a visit. “It was so much fun having the kids and grandkids over. Now it’s so quiet in this house, I can hear a pin drop.” It’s...
The Winter Blues, and What Seniors Can Do

The Winter Blues, and What Seniors Can Do

Janet, my 82-year-old client, seemed especially quiet and subdued during our weekly visit. I had been Janet’s care manager for the past several months, and something didn’t seem right.”How are you feeling, Janet?””I don’t know what...