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Older adults who do volunteer work to help others, such as mentoring children in need, aiding refugees or addressing climate change enjoy better health and find meaning and purpose in daily life. Doing good through formal or informal volunteering lifts mood, protects the heart, preserves memory, and reduces dementia risk. Volunteering also helps to ease stress, anxiety, and chronic pain, reduce disability risk, and add years to life.
If you‘ve fallen into believing your individual efforts to go green won’t make a difference, think about your grand- and great-grandchildren, and the kind of world they will inherit. Also consider that there are over seven million people over 65 in Canada today*; if every senior were to implement even one of the following eco-friendly suggestions, think of the difference it would make!
Intergenerational programs that foster stronger connections between seniors and younger generations offer a wide range of cognitive, emotional, and physical health benefits for older adults. Studies show that intergenerational connections lift mood, sharpen mind and memory, and reduce social isolation. Active participation in intergenerational programs also boosts health, improves self-esteem, and helps older adults find meaning and purpose.
Moving to and living in a retirement home offers older adults easy access to diverse recreational programs that provide powerful, wide-ranging therapeutic and health benefits. Moving to music boosts brain health and longevity, stretching programs improve balance and flexibility, and savouring positive moments builds emotional resilience. Volunteering strengthens social bonds and gives a sense of purpose, while pursuing artistic passions lifts your mood.
Savouring even the smallest of joys daily lowers the risk of heart attack, angina and stroke, helps people cope with arthritic pain, and reduces frailty in older adults.
‘Tis the season of giving—giving back that is! Many people love to help their communities at this time of the year, often donating to their favourite charity.
Research studies have found wisdom is associated with better physical and mental health, and greater happiness.
While many people subscribe to the notion of performing random acts of kindness, there’s actually an official World Kindness Day, celebrated ...
Over the span of my career I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with thousands of Canadians about their retirement years. For many, this period ...
For Jean Perdue, 93, of Chartwell Scarlett Heights in Etobicoke, Ontario, writing poetry began as a way to express her feelings. As she gain ...
The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging reports that people are living much longer. The goal of this national research project—involving m ...
September is when learning leaps onto the front burner. Great aunts, uncles and grandparents see kids from their immediate or extended famil ...

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