Posted November 09, 2023 in Articles
Author: Dr. Ranjit Tamaskar
As winter approaches, many of us are faced with illness, reduced mobility due to weather, and other obstacles that prevent us from living our best lives. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a condition that can cause mood changes and depression, brought on by shorter daylight hours that put us out of step with our normal daily routines.
Changes in appetite, sleep patterns and emotional balance are not uncommon in people affected by SAD. There are therapies that can help alleviate SAD, so if you’re experiencing symptoms – ongoing depression, low energy, loss of appetite, restlessness or difficulty concentrating – talk to your healthcare provider.
Social engagement, physical activity, a healthy diet and good sleep hygiene are great ways to combat depression and improve overall health at the same time. Also speak with your primary care physician about taking a vitamin D supplement.
The Menorah Park campus offers a wide variety of programs throughout the winter months for residents and the community at large designed to keep us engaged and healthy.
- Walking with a group is a great way to get exercise and social interaction.
- Learning a new skill or trying a new hobby are good options.
- Our social and learning activities are great opportunities to meet new people and develop new interests.
Winter may bring greater risk of illness, but it is also an opportunity to renew our commitment to age well and remain vital.
To learn about residential options, call 216-360-8202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Temporary stays are available with special rates as low as $100 per day.
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