Bette Davis once said that old age is no place for sissies and to that we respond, "Neither is winter." When you put the two together, you can be in for the bumpy ride. In addition to a host of serious hazards including increased fall risk, chance of hypothermia, more illness and hospitalization and many other issues, winter can just be so soul-crushingly dull.
Whether you're a senior or caring for a senior, you've probably experienced being completely housebound for one reason or another during the winter. It doesn't take long to feel like you're climbing the walls, but there are some things you can do to keep your spirits up while you wait for spring to arrive:
There are plenty of great ways to stay positive during the winter months. We'd love to read yours in the comments. Of course, if you are experiencing serious depression, please talk to your healthcare provider.
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