Archive for December, 2010

How important is socialization as we age?

December 30th, 2010 No Comments

It’s a sad fact that as we age, we begin to lose our social contacts. There are many reason for this. We lose our ability to drive, giving us less access to friends, activities, and relatives. Our spouse may become ill and we need to stay home to care for them. And our friends and relatives slowly start to pass away. These factors can cause isolation and depression as we age. Jeffrey Johnson, co-founder of Visiting Angels, has written an article on the subject. He gives tips to help your older loved one become more socialized. Go to http://bit.ly/S5EUg6 to read more.

 

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Tips to Beat the Holiday Blues

December 8th, 2010 No Comments

Elvis sang of a “blue Christmas”…are the blues getting you down this holiday season? This month we’re focusing on helping everyone to have stress-free (non-blue) holidays. Visiting Angels’ co-founder, Jeffrey Johnson, wrote about this seasonal topic in the article entitled, “Tips to Beat the Holiday Blues.” Click http://bit.ly/QUuX54

 

December: Stress-Free Holidays

December 1st, 2010 No Comments

Our December Community Resource Bulletin focuses on Stress-Free Holidays. We offer tips to help seniors & family caregivers enjoy the season. The holidays don’t need to be a stressful time for seniors and their families! Read our December Community Resource page to have Stress-Free Holidays.