Articles to Support Your Health and Well-being
The balancing act of caring for a family and looking after aging parents can be very stressful.
Loss otherwise known as bereavement affects people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way to feel.
Most older adults feel satisfied with their lives, despite having more illnesses or physical problems. But depression in older adults may be difficult to recognize because they may show different, less obvious symptoms.
For some older adults, depression can be an unwelcome companion to ageing.
Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older.
When we retire from work, we can lose some of the defining roles that work plays and so it is important to replace these roles.
While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain of loss.
Just as you need to add oil and gas to your car and run the engine every now and then, you have physical, mental, and social maintenance needs. You can only ignore these needs for so long before wear and tear start to show.
Caring for a loved one can be an incredibly stressful experience. These recommendations can help you adjust and sustain your role as a caregiver.
Your retirement years can be some of your most rewarding...if you plan!
If you think that you or a loved one may have depression, it is important to seek treatment. A person with depression cannot simply “snap out of it”—it is a medical condition that affects your quality of life. The good news is that, in most cases, depression is treatable in older adults.
As you get older, you may go through a lot of changes—death of loved ones, retirement, stressful life events, or medical problems. It’s normal to feel uneasy, stressed, or sad about these changes. But after adjusting, many older adults feel well again. Depression is different.
In the past few decades, retirement has taken quite a turn...occurring later and calling for more financial planning and preparation than in years past. Start planning now!
In the years preceding retirement, most people seek expert advice to help with financial planning. This planning helps ensure that we can support our financial needs when we no longer have a stream of steady employment income.
It is never too early to start planning for healthy and active retirement years.
Caregiving is a loving but also draining experience. Are you prepared for this new role?
Even couples who have a happy marriage can experience bumps on the road to retirement bliss.
Are you approaching retirement with goals or assuming you'll figure that out when you get there?
When you invest time and energy into being active in these domains, you increase the likelihood that you’ll remain healthy and able to pursue whatever your retirement goals and dreams are.
Keeping our bodies and our brains active in retirement could save years of ill health
Staying socially active when you retire can be a challenge. You may have had a strong support network through your workplace, but what happens when you no longer see coworkers on a daily basis?
The process of retirement has six stages stages that most people transition through when they leave the workplace on a permanent basis. These stages do not necessarily apply to everyone but they do provide a model for predicting what you might encounter in the future.