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Gardening. The word itself brings feelings of tranquility and springtime. The plants growing new buds, the light, floral scents that flood the air, and the sound of buzzing bees and chirping birds encompass you. A sense of calm overcomes you. For many, gardening is more than just a hobby. It is their therapy. 

SAGE Management, Inc. and Silver Comet Village understand that the concerns and health issues surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) may be creating additional stress for adults, teens, and children. It’s essential to find healthy ways to cope with these feelings to maintain mental health and overall wellness.

Though many may not associate aging and appetite, the two do impact each other. As we age, changes to the physiology of the body, psychological functioning, social situations or lack thereof, medical conditions, and the use of certain medications can hinder appetite.

Mental wellness is not only correlated with depression or a lack of a mental disorder. Achieving mental wellness means knowing how to cope with certain altering events, productivity, overall happiness, and the ability to make positive changes for the world and community around you. 

With one in four seniors falling every year, it is important to ensure that you or your loved one are taking necessary steps to prevent falls. Reducing the likelihood of falls at home can be accomplished by implementing a few precautionary measures in the house and your loved one’s life. 

Diabetes is a condition that doesn’t target specific groups. It’s a growing health concern globally, and diabetes among seniors is no exception. Based on numbers from 2015 by the CDC, over 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with a form of diabetes, and about 12 million are above the age of 65.

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