Posts Tagged "happiness"

After many months of staying safe at home, you probably noticed some work could be done around the house! So now’s the time for DIY home projects.

Don’t be fooled – or scared – by the word “projects.” There are plenty of achievable and worthwhile tasks that will improve your quality of life while aging in place.

Even better, we have some you can do that will improve the safety of your home. And we have some that will improve the quality of your surroundings. And whatever you choose to do should be enjoyable and rewarding.

Here are several DIY home projects (that’s …

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25 ways to take a virtual vacation

By Michele McGovern
February 15th, 2021 Health & Wellness No Comments

Whether the pandemic grounded you, or you prefer to stay home, take a virtual vacation. It’s the way to travel this year.

The variety of vacations you can take from the confines of your home are practically limitless. In fact, older adults might be able to travel more than ever this year because you can go from beaches and mountains to art museums and historical sites virtually.

Here are a multitude of vacation ideas to enjoy from home:
National points of interest
You can take a virtual vacation to visit national monuments, historical points of interest and national…

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10 healthy New Year’s resolutions

By Michele McGovern
January 4th, 2021 Health & Wellness No Comments

New Year’s resolutions can help you enjoy a healthier and happier 2021.

Experts agree the key to making and keeping resolutions is to focus on small changes, not quick fixes.

Every older adult has different needs and priorities – from improved health or better relationships to financial or physical fitness. What’s important is to make efforts to improve an element of your well-being.

Here are 10 healthy New Year’s resolutions for older adults. Pick one – or some – to kick off a better year.
1. Adopt a new activity
You know it’s important to include exercise in yo…

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Holiday stress takes on a whole new meaning this year.

You might face the standard holiday stressors – too much to do and too many people to please. Then there are stressors added by COVID-19 – perhaps fear of the illness, sadness from isolation and concerns about family and friends.

In fact, 64% of people admit they suffer from some degree of holiday blues, according to a study published in the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Nearly 25% say the stress and blues affect them a lot.

So it’s time to get ahead of the stress and work toward enjoying the best of th…

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goal setting for seniors-bucket list

“It ain’t over till it’s over,” so wherever you are on your journey—retired, semi-retired, planning to retire, still working—keep setting goals. Why? Because life is a continuum. So, what if I told you the end goal of life is to attain wisdom?

Researchers have identified wisdom as a positive predictor of successful aging. Happiness is deeply rooted in wisdom. It’s not surprising, then, that researchers such as Drs. Monika Ardelt, sociologist, and V. Jeste, neuropsychiatrist would suggest that seniors should set as their goal to attain and grow in wisdom. He…

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