Helping others has shown to be beneficial on many levels. Not only do you get the satisfaction of helping someone in need, but you can benefit from an increased sense of purpose in your life. It can boost your accessibility in your workplace and make you more of an asset to your company. According to a report by Deloitte, 74% of people that volunteer feel this sense of purpose in addition to an increase in well-being. Being a person that is more helpful has also shown to incr
There is nothing more valuable in life than good friends. No matter how old you are, we all need human contact – it’s key to our well-being. Friendship transcends money, status, and reputation and while friendship is important at every stage in life, it is especially vital in later years. By staying in touch and sharing experiences with others, it makes it possible for seniors to remain active, mentally alert, and connected to life. Without a friend or close relative to provi
In Australia, more and more people are living full and productive lives well into their 80's and 90's. Research shows that if you start living a healthy lifestyle earlier in life, you have better chances of staying healthy as you get older. Staying physically active, eating well, socialising and improving your health can help you live a healthy, happy and active life as you get older. Staying Involved and Socialising with Others Learning a new skill keeps your brain working a
You already know how good exercise is for your physical health, but you might be surprised by how good exercise is for your mental health. Studies show that for treating mild-moderate depression, exercise can have a positive benefit as part of a treatment plan. Exercise can make you feel better, even if you’re feeling okay. It can reduce the risk of illnesses like heart and lung disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, cancer, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and P
It can be difficult to stay positive when challenging situations present themselves, but a positive outlook is often key to overcoming adversity. It’s not uncommon to feel frustrated or helpless while caring for a loved one who is suffering, however positive energy is often a much more effective strategy when it comes to playing a supportive role. Positive thinking can also greatly benefit your emotional health, it has a way of energising you and helping you through the day.
Falls can happen to anyone, but, unfortunately, as you grow older falls can become more common and you are more likely to injure yourself. Most elderly people fall in and around the home. Falls are also common in aged care homes. If you have a serious injury it can lead to a change in where you live. The good news is that there are several things you can do to help prevent falls and minimise your injuries if you do fall. Knowing your risk factors and taking a few precautions