Tips to Stay Healthy This Fall

As the seasons change, the transition to the colder months can be a challenge to stay healthy. As the season of cold and flu looms ahead, coupled with COVID-19, it can be difficult for seniors to ward off illness. Taking proactive steps can help keep seniors stay protected this fall.

Music Helps Face Memory and Cognitive Challenges

Music, whether played or simply listened to, can help stimulate seniors by evoking powerful memories or emotions for the aging adult. For seniors with memory issues or dementia, music has the ability to bring back memories, and can help improve cognitive function and slow age-related decline.

Mindfulness and Meditation for Seniors

Meditation is a simple practice that anyone can practice, at nearly any time. Some benefits include reduction of stress, an increased level of calmness and clarity, and an overall sense of happiness. Mindfulness and meditation can be great skills for anyone to develop but can especially be beneficial for seniors.

What Winter Can Teach Us About Hope

John Steinbeck had this to say about winter: “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” As we begin another winter that is filled with uncertainty about the pandemic and its variants, we’re sharing some of the wisdom of our clients about this time of year, and how we can still maintain hope and optimism in the most bitter of winters.

What Does Fall Mean to You?

Soon it’ll be Halloween, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner…so enjoy autumn’s pleasures before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season! Here are some ideas to make the most of this beautiful time of year and explore what autumn means to you: