Maintaining good health is a priority for everyone, but it’s especially critical for seniors. Mental health is another priority for seniors. Keeping the brain agile and engaged could help prevent a decline in mental ability. Making time for activities such as reading, writing, doing crossword puzzles, learning a new language and engaging in challenging hobbies should be emphasized. Staying physically active helps alleviate anxiety and depression. Exercise can also reduce the risk of developing health problems, as can staying connected with friends and family.
Seniors who have recently been hospitalized may face additional challenges when they return home. The accompanying resource provides helpful strategies for caregivers.
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