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While there is no one-size-fits-all choice for seniors considering their future living arrangements, a retirement residence can be a smart—and healthy—decision for reasons that might not be obvious at first.
As the days grow shorter and people spend more time indoors amid the pandemic, depression among older adults could become more widespread this winter.
“It was like opening a door that I didn’t know was there. I feel like it’s brought the best out of me.”
We are hardwired to spend time in our natural environment. It’s even got a name: biophilia, the concept that our connection to nature is a biologically driven need.
There’s no doubt that anyone over the age of 65 has lived through times of adversity and uncertainty, including the Great Depression and two World Wars.
Many of us are now trying to figure out how not to succumb to “COVID fatigue,” not a physical symptom of the virus, but an emotional symptom.
Now, more than ever, we need summer—long, warm days, gardens in full bloom, and plenty of time to enjoy some fun activities with our social circles that will bring a sense of normalcy.
Social circles are people you can hug and touch, or those who can become part of your daily and weekly routines without distancing.
Public health experts are concerned months of isolation and physical distancing could potentially trigger mental health issues, like depression and anxiety, for some Canadians living under COVID-19 restrictions.
Keeping your mind and body active through stimulating activities can help you get through physical distancing, while strengthening your immune system and building resilience.
Winter can be an especially solitary time for some seniors, who may find they are spending more time alone in their homes because of bad weather or lack of transportation.
Emotional intelligence (EI) is associated with better protection against heart disease, as well as better management of type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions.

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