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The Importance of Social Wellness as We Age

The Importance of Social Wellness as We Age

Most health experts emphasize the importance of good nutrition, exercise, balance, and flexibility training to protect the health of our older loved ones. However, optimum social wellness is equally important to an older adult’s well-being. An active social life keeps...
Benefits of Learning New Skills for Older People

Benefits of Learning New Skills for Older People

Once we retire and our adult children move away, we’re rewarded with a gift of something we never seemed to have enough of before: more free time. Retirement is the perfect opportunity to fill all this time by taking a course that interests you or picking up a hobby...
Coping with IBS in Older People

Coping with IBS in Older People

Many older people who experience abdominal cramping, pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, or other unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms may be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is a relatively common chronic disorder that affects the stomach...
Boosting Self-confidence in an Older Loved One

Boosting Self-confidence in an Older Loved One

Many people experience bouts of confidence issues throughout their lifetime. A lack of confidence can be debilitating to our self-esteem and lead to behaviours such as avoiding social contact, trying new activities, or negative thinking. This state of mind can also be...
Emotionally Supporting a Loved One with Cancer

Emotionally Supporting a Loved One with Cancer

One of the most devastating diagnoses one can receive is cancer. This terrible disease is not only physically devastating but also emotionally impactful, not just for the patient but also for their families. Older people facing this disease and the difficult...