Posts Tagged "happiness"

Older adults can find a variety of fun places to go and things to do this holiday season. And the possibilities must feel great after last year when the pandemic restricted us.
There’s an event or activity for almost everyone, no matter the traditions and holidays you celebrate. You can also find something enjoyable regardless of your activity level.

Things to see for the holidays
Here’s a variety of the many things to see throughout the greater Philadelphia area during the holidays.

Macy’s Christmas Light Show. Full disclosure: I started with this because it’s …

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How well do you communicate? It’s an important question for older adults who choose to age in place.

Even more important is your answer – because the better you communicate the better your quality of life can be.

As we age, our vision, hearing and cognitive processing change. In fact, more than 40% of people over age 65 report hearing problems and 26% have writing problems, according to research published in the National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.

Older adults don’t see, hear and understand the same as they always did. Unfortunately, that ca…

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It’s time to get outside and enjoy the sun, warmth and all the summer has to offer. But don’t let safety fall by the wayside while you jump into the fun days ahead.

Older adults benefit from getting outside and being active. Participating in safe outdoor activities in good weather can help improve physical and mental wellbeing, according to research compiled by My Open Country. Specifically, older adults who participate in outdoor activities can:

Increase Vitamin D intake, which may reduce the risk of heart disease, dementia, stroke, autoimmune disorders and diabete…

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Many older adults want to come out of their winter cocoons to safely socialize again. Is it possible?

Absolutely … as long as you stick to the key idea of safety. The pandemic still wears on, and not everyone is fully vaccinated. You might not face the same isolation as you did last spring. But this year’s socializing won’t be exactly like all the years before either.

Fortunately, older adults can safely socialize. Here are five ways to enjoy friends, family, activities and the outdoors in the coming months. And remember – you’ll want to be vaccinated to interact sa…

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Pets can help older adult’s enjoy life more and stave off loneliness. Research proves it. Pet lovers swear by it.

And now, a year after the onset of a pandemic, even the skeptical believe it. Pets can be a positive addition to almost any home, helping with mental and physical wellbeing.

Full disclosure: I was the skeptic about the virtue of pets – until the pandemic. Then I saw the power of a pet in an older adult’s life. My mother-in-law’s poodle was her lifeline. Woody was a constant companion, friendly buddy and fun distraction. He was a reason for her to exercise …

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