Avoiding Loneliness in the Summer

Avoiding Loneliness in the Summer

Summer is often considered a time for fun, laughter, adventure, and socializing. However, for the elderly, it can be a time of increased loneliness and isolation, particularly when they are unable to get out of their homes or they need someone to accompany them on...
Staying Active as You Age

Staying Active as You Age

Roger and his wife Emma have always loved to dance. Emma often tells the story of how they first met in a ballroom group as college students during a strangely snowy autumn in Boston. The rest, as we say, is history, and the love of dance grew with them. Almost every...
The Most Valuable Gift this Season

The Most Valuable Gift this Season

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s about the value of quality time spent with family and friends. My clients Bill and June, both in their eighties, described how their holiday family traditions changed as a result of the virus....
Finding Joy in the Bitter Winter

Finding Joy in the Bitter Winter

My client Betty, 82 years old, told me she was feeling sad with the start of winter.”When the days are shorter and it’s cold outside, I don’t want to go out as much, and neither do my friends,” she said. “But I also hate feeling cooped...