Staying Active During Winter (with bonus Covid tips!)

Today on the blog we’re taking a look at another of the most common new year’s resolutions: being more active/exercising more. We’ve all heard that staying active has a lot of positive benefits ranging from strengthening muscles, preventing falls, and even reducing the odds of contacting certain diseases, but it can be hard to do when it’s colder outside and … Continued

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