In the United States, 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness each year. When we struggle with our mental health, we may experience anxiety, depression, drastic mood changes, post-traumatic stress, and other mental disorders.
While lapses in memory can happen at any age, significant memory loss in older adults tends to occur due to disorders, brain injury, or neurological illness – not aging itself, and studies have shown that there are methods to prevent cognitive decline.
Local farms across Connecticut offer pick-your-own experiences, a variety of goods at their farm stands, and agritourism opportunities for visitors. This fall, we hope you get a chance to enjoy their all offerings during harvest season with friends and family!
Every September on the first day of fall, the Falls Free® Initiative promotes National Falls Prevention Awareness Week. While falling can be dangerous and scary for older adults, there are methods of prevention that can reduce this risk and prevent injury.
The Woodbury Senior Center is a warm and welcoming place for seniors who are looking for ways to connect with others and the community. Learn more about their recent work.
Learn about the many support programs available to you throughout the state
Raising grandchildren is often a very rewarding experience for grandparents, but it can also come with emotional, physical, and financial challenges. View the resources that may help alleviate some of these challenges.
Connecticut launched a new hotline this month to help connect older adults seeking information, assistance, and justice. The Elder Justice Hotline can be reached at 1-860-808-5555 from 8:00am-5:00pm on weekdays.
This summer, expand your palate and enjoy a new fresh and healthy summer recipe! Whether you are cooking for yourself, a loved one, or wanting to try something new we hope you enjoy these new flavors.