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Halloween For Seniors

  Halloween is quickly approaching, along with adorable children in costume, trick-or-treating for candy.  It’s a well established tradition and fun, family-friendly event. Did you know this holiday can also be a stressful time for seniors?  Some of the challenges seniors may face include: Nighttime visitors/strangers, ringing the doorbell and clad in costume Fear of falling when making numerous trips to and from door to pass out candy Dark... Read More

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Leaves are falling, the wind is brisk, and the skies are perpetually gray with rain looming.  This is autumn in the Northwest.  While all of us tend to spend more time indoors during this cold, dark and wet season, there are some who experience actual “winter depression” or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). People with SAD tend to experience symptoms from late fall until spring.  SAD is more common in women, and is thought to be caused by... Read More