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Helping Seniors Manage the Holidays

The holidays and New Year can bring on many feelings and emotions.  Many seniors struggle with depression and feelings of sadness.  Depression is not a sign of weakness or a character flaw.  It can happen to anyone at any age, no matter your background or accomplishments in life.  If you’re depressed, you may not want to do anything or see anybody.  But isolation and inactivity only make depression worse.  The more active you are physically, mentally, and socially-the better you will feel.  With the right support, treatment, and self-help strategies you can feel better and live a happy and vibrant life.  Here are some ways to combat and prevent depression in older adults:

 

  • Get enough sleep
  • Exercise
  • Connect with others
  • Participate in activities you enjoy
  • Volunteer-helping others is one of the best ways to feel better about yourself
  • Create opportunities to laugh
  • Participate in “Pet Therapy” days
  • Learn something new, it’s never too late
  • Maintain a healthy diet

Wildomar Assisted Living is a well- rounded community that works to incorporate all these in the daily lives of seniors.  We have an interactive exercise program with a certified senior fitness instructor who designs the classes to meet the individual needs of the residents.  Whether someone is only able to minimally participate or fully engage in the exercise it is fun for everyone.  We have a full activities calendar.  Some residents enjoy participating in all activities while others are more selective and continue to be involved in interests outside the community.  “Pet Therapists” are frequent guests at Wildomar Assisted Living and smiles break out all over when they are here visiting residents.  The community’s’ dining program offers a wide variety of meals to choose from.  The dining experience also offers residents social opportunities to get together, and connect.  We understand the difficulty and struggles the holidays, change and moving can bring on.  We work very hard to understand each residents’ individual needs and concerns and understand everyone has their own way of coping.  It is our goal to bring contentment and value to each resident living at Wildomar Assisted Living.

Don’t Ignore these Warning Signs – Your Health Matters!

Dr. Leslee B. Cochrane, MD, Executive Medical Director for  Hospice of the Valley contributed this article to the current Wildomar Senior Assisted Living newsletter: You are driving down the freeway in heavy traffic and glance down for just a second to change the radio station when all of a sudden you look up and – BRAKE…