sunlight and mental health

How Sunlight Can Impact Mental Health

One of the common correlations between sunlight and mental health is sunlight’s positive impact on improving mental health. Anyone can suffer from depression, but seniors are more susceptible. Senior living communities like Southfield offer senior health and wellness services that include outdoor activities, so our residents can get the most out of sunlight. Southfield is…

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5 Exercises for Seniors

There are a lot of changes that come with aging. Most of those changes affect seniors’ bodies. Seniors face common health changes, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoarthritis. Not only are seniors’ bodies affected, but their mental health. Senior citizens have higher rates of depression and anxiety. However, one way to help mitigate the effects…

man on bed showing signs of depression in seniors

Common Signs of Depression in Seniors

Depression can affect people at any age. Unfortunately, seniors may be more susceptible due to the abundance of life changes with age. Seniors may not recognize the symptoms of depression. So, they may fail to get help. Luckily, independent senior living communities like Southfield offer senior wellness programs to help with depression. Located in Plainfield,…

a group doing Meditation for Seniors

Meditation for Seniors

Meditation is when an individual uses the technique of their choice to increase attention and awareness. One way to meditate is to practice mindfulness. Another way involves focusing on a particular object. It is common knowledge that meditation helps to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and pain in people of all ages. Meditation is part of…

group of seniors doing heart healthy activities for seniors

Heart-Healthy Activities for Seniors

Unfortunately, with age, the risk for heart problems increases. Luckily, there are many things you can do to stay heart-healthy and prevent heart problems. Living in an independent living community, like Southfield, provides residents with senior activities that help residents with their healthy living efforts. If you think you or a loved one could benefit…