The Emotional Toll of Caregiving: Navigating Anger, Sadness, and Frustration

On November 9, 2023, Catherine Pearson’s article entitled The Quiet Rage of Caregivers was published in the New York Times. This timely article shared the stories of several families facing anger and rage over the many losses associated with caring for an aging loved one. Being a caregiver is an act of love and dedication, but it’s not without its emotional toll.

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:

Helping Seniors Stay Connected

Everyone benefits when the whole family can stay connected, and in the last couple of years the best way to do this is through technology that Seniors typically have a difficult time understanding. For Joe and his family, buying him a tablet and teaching him how to use it was the best decision they could have made. Helping Seniors stay connected with their families may take some time but, with an open mind, it can be fun along the way!

Laughter: A Medicine for the Body and Mind

The phrase, “laughter is the best medicine,” isn’t just being clever. Besides being a mood-booster, research shows that laughter has countless health benefits for all ages and is a large contributing factor for increased quality of life as we age. Learn how creating opportunities to laugh and have fun every day can impact your life.