Aging and Mental Health

October is Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. Older adults tend to be shown in pop culture as being sad because they feel isolated or are suffering with loss. It’s important to distinguish between sadness and clinical depression.   According to a 2017 report by the World Health Organization, depression affects 7% of older adults internationally; ¼ of deaths … Continued

The Happiness Curve

You’re probably aware of the stereotypes of older adults. Popular culture loves to depict older adults as lonely, depressed, and isolated. But is that really the truth?  Recent studies show that if you were to measure happiness across a lifetime, it would be curved or U-shaped. People, in general, tend to feel most content in their 20s … Continued

Resources for LGBTQ+ Seniors

Older adults face a number of unique challenges; unfortunately, these challenges are heightened for older adults that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer). While Baby Boomers are more likely to live alone than their parents, members of the LGBT community are three times more likely than the general population … Continued