05 Mar January 2019 – Case Manager News
January 2019 – Case Manager News
Sadness & Depression
Sadness and depression are more common during the colder months for a few logical reasons. We see less sunlight therefore our vitamin D and serotonin levels are sometimes low. On top of that, because of the cold weather we often don’t go outside as much.
6 Ways to Prevent Depression:
- Maintain a consistent sleep schedule and limit naps.
- Keep physically active. This could be walking (inside in the winter) or coming to the Senior Center to bike or take a class.
- Take up a hobby. Playing cards, puzzles, knitting, dance…find what you love to do!
- Be social. Visit with friends and family often. Call a friend. Plan a get together with neighbors. Go to the library. Come visit the Senior Center.
- Eat Healthy. There are many benefits to eating healthy but who knew it could affect our moods?
- If you do feel sad or depressed, don’t dismiss your feelings. Talk to your family, your doctor, or your case manager. There may be an easy solution just a phone call away.
Working here at the Senior Center has been so rewarding and I am glad I have been able to meet so many you! I hope you enjoyed the holidays and are staying warm. See you soon!
We are so thankful to the Friends of the Verona Senior Center Board of Directors & all of our wonderful donors who support Case Management’s Helping Hands & Caregivers funds. Helping Hands provides assistance for seniors with an eligible emergency need. Our Caregivers fund helps to support a caregiver need, such as respite. Please call myself or Julie to inquire about either of these services. If donating to either fund, you may specify how you’d like your gift used.
And now a few laughs from Cindy S. & Linda K, two of our awesome volunteers-
- I was asked to name the presidents; I thought they already had names.
- I used to think I was indecisive, but not I’m not too sure.
- Thank goodness I don’t have to hunt for my food—I don’t even know where tacos live.
People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not –
Wayne Gerard Trotman