Topic: Mental Health

Does Hollywood Have an Ageism Problem?

Did you watch the Academy Awards? Studies say that the goal of Hollywood diversity is admirable—but the older demographic is overlooked.

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Volunteering in a Skilled Nursing Facility is a Classic Win-Win

Many people who volunteer are called to do so because they want to make a positive difference in the world. One of the easiest and most effective ways to do that is by lending your compassion, talent and energy to individuals who live in a skilled nursing facility.

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How Skilled Nursing Facilities Help Seniors Through the Post-Holiday Blues

There has been an enduring myth that suicides peak in December, as those who may be experiencing loss or heartache are unable or uninterested in partaking in the season’s festivities. But according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the suicide rate is actually lowest in December. It’s the post-holiday season that may bring a greater risk of depression.

Experts Urge Seniors to Spend More Time in Nature

"Go outside and play," Mom used to say. Now it's our turn to encourage our elder loved ones to enjoy the great outdoors.