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

Fall Prevention

It’s officially fall in Michigan! Did you know that the first day of autumn/fall is also falls prevention day? 1 in 4 people age 65+ in America fall each year, which can result in health complications, hospitalizations, and even deaths. Although it’s common, falling is NOT an inevitable part of aging.   Why do so many people fall?  Medical conditions  … Continued

Staying Active During Quarantine

Coronavirus and quarantine have changed what our everyday lives and routines look like. One effect of quarantine is that Americans are becoming more sedentary. As we’ve mentioned on the blog before, physical activity has a lot of benefits, including better heart health, stress management, and decreasing your risk of falling. The World Health Organization recommends that older adults should be active … Continued