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Home Nursing Rancho Bernardo - Home Health Bernardo – Firstat of San Diego Publishes Wellness Tips
Homecare in San Diego, CA – Firstat Nursing Services Reminds Seniors to Remain Active – Mentally, Physically and Socially to Remain Happy and Engaged
By: Linnea Goodrich
According to Carolyn Worthington, executive director of Healthy Aging®, it’s all about combining physical, social, mental and financial fitness. Worthington is the creator of September is Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Now in its second decade, Worthington says September is Healthy Aging® Month provides inspiration and practical ideas for adults, ages 50-plus, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial well-being.
“We work with seniors all the time,” says Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services. “What we find is that seniors that stay engaged and actively seek out new experiences seem to be the happiest.” Based on that and research done by others, Firstat decided to publish a short list of healthy again mental awareness tips.
Healthy Again Mental Awareness Tips:
• Avoid depression. New activities, hobbies, and exercise are wonderful antidepressants. If you truly are depressed, don't bear it alone -- seek help.
• Stay active doing things that use your memory (take a class, play games, be with people)
• Volunteer your time. Get involved with a cause you believe in or something that interests you.
• Set up a system to keep track of personal items. Carry a diary and make lists.
• Seek out variety and challenge in your daily life.
"If You Think Old, You Are Old. You don't grow old. You become old by not growing." According to HealthAging.net, A decline in memory is not always a function of serious disease, like Alzheimer's. Sometimes memory loss is caused by factors that can be changed, such as diet, medication misuse, depression, etc.
At the National Institute on Aging, research is showing that memory may be like other parts of the body. Research showed that very gradual declines in memory take place until age 70 -- when the pace increases, but not so much as to impair us. The conclusion? The processes of normal aging do not rob your memory.
Families wanting to learn more about how aging seniors can stay active are encouraged to visit the Firstat Nursing Services website at http://firstatofsandiego.com/
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About Firstat Nursing Services
Firstat Nursing Services is the only Homecare Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association. In addition, they have an A+ rating from the BBB. Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and homecare for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997. Families wanting a copy of the free guide “Critical Questions You Must Before You Hire a San Diego Home Care Provider or San Diego Caregiver” are encouraged to call Firstat at 619-220-7600 or visit the company website at http://firstatofsandiego.com