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Finding Joy in Difficult Times

Finding Joy in Difficult Times

In times of trouble, it can be tremendously difficult to see the forest through that thick stand of trees – giant leafy Southern Oaks if you’re “down South” like us. Mix in a pandemic with the natural bumpy road called Life, and those happy feelings can get lost in the exhaust –and exhaustion. But maybe […]

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Addressing Issue of Lonely Seniors

Addressing Issue of Lonely Seniors

We live in a time when we can communicate with friends and family via just a few taps on a smartphone screen. However, despite the increased connectivity that technology brings, research indicates that as a society, we are lonelier than ever before. Recent research has shown that there are more than 11 million seniors (aged 65 […]

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5 Things People With Depression Need to Do Each Day

When you are depressed, it is difficult to be motivated. But people with depression can get help, reach out to speak with a professional counselor to talk through your issues and improve your life. You deserve to be happy. There are things you can do to manage your depression. Small life adjustments that you may […]

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Feeling Alone During the Holidays

Feeling Alone During the Holidays

Since 51 percent of people over 75 live alone, the holidays are a lonely time for many people. AARP says that number adds up to 15 million people in the U.S., including 27 percent over 65. And of these, 26 percent face an increased risk of death due to the subjective feeling of loneliness. Feeling Alone […]

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How Aging with Friends Fills the Void of Being Alone      

How Aging with Friends Fills the Void of Being Alone    

The concept of growing older without household support can be a shocking wake up call. That’s what happened to me after providing home care help for my older parents. The needs they had were extremely challenging for my sister and I, and when they died, it forced me to question, who will do all that […]

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