Think you can’t volunteer because you’re mostly homebound? Think again. Then start volunteering from home.

Not only is it a good thing to do for others. Volunteering will help improve your mental health, too.

Whether you’re at home to stay safe and/or healthy these days, or you were homebound before the coronavirus, the good news is you’ll feel better when you volunteer.

Researchers at the University of Exeter found volunteering:

Reduces the risk of depression, anxiety and stress. Volunteering – even from home – helps people make meaningful connections and soc…

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Back to school, and most kids are learning online. Why not you, too? Now’s the time to gain skills and new knowledge with online learning.

You know the saying, You’re never too old to learn something new. Even better, researchers recently found older adults benefit from online learning more than anyone ever thought.

Research published in the Interactive Journal of Medical Research found older adults who took online courses reduced feelings of loneliness and isolation.

And a Harvard Medical School study found learning helps older adults keep their memory strong and …

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Especially during stressful times, we can all benefit by taking a moment to relax and unwind. This progressive muscle relaxation exercise can help you learn how to reduce stress and anxiety in your body.  It will guide you to slowly tense, and then relax, muscle groups in your body. You can do it sitting or laying down.  Whenever you feel the need to slow down and relax, gift yourself ten minutes of self care.

Did you follow along and practice the technique? Do you feel more relaxed now?  We encourage your comments.  Ple…

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As part of VigR (R), Friends Life Care is bringing members and friends another great educational opportunity.

In this presentation by Clémence Scouten, you can learn how to tackle your family history projects without being completely overwhelmed by all the different threads you need to keep track of and all the ideas you have.  Read on for a sneak peak. And join the webinar for a more comprehensive understanding of the themes that will be covered.
4 Main Family History Projects

The process of organizing all the documents, photographs and memorabilia you have bee…

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We spend about a third of our life sleeping.  That means if you live to be 90 years old, you’ll have spent about 30 years of your life asleep!  These days, a lot of people see sleep as a waste of time and they may cut out time in bed in order to have more hours in the day to get things done or to do things they enjoy.  So people often want to know whether sleep is really important, or whether it is just a waste of time. There are two ways to think about the question: “Is Sleep Just a Waste of Time?”.
Impact of Lack of Sleep
First, we can think about the way that peop…

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