While the holidays are often joyous and busy, the end of the holiday season can be a difficult time of year. A survey revealed that 64% of people experience post-holiday blues, and this can be especially true for older adults. Often, coming down from the excitement and stress of the holiday season and being isolated from family members can lead to feelings of sadness and finding it hard to stay active.
Staying active throughout the winter and after the holidays can become more difficult as people age, particularly for those living in colder climates. We see every year just how challenging the holiday months can be for our elderly friends, family, and neighbors who have been with the in-home care franchise. The key to staying active once the holidays is developing the right habits.
Some of the most important habits to avoid post-holiday blues include:
- Stick to your routine
- Get the right amount of rest
- Maintain a healthy diet
- Set small but measurable goals
- Take up a new hobby
Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services is committed to promoting the health of everyone in our communities — not just our clients. We are passionate about uplifting the lives of seniors and their families and are always looking for new ways to reach out and lend a hand. If you or a loved one are struggling with loneliness, we can help. Call us today at 440-935-3848.