The Blog of Brio Living Services
New Year, New You
As a new calendar year begins, many of us take this time to evaluate where we are in our lives and make New Year’s resolutions to motivate us to be the best versions of ourselves. If reaching goals is overwhelming, try sorting your goals into the three categories discussed in today’s blog!
Erin Johnson: Team Member Scholarship Recipient
Erin Johnson is a Resident Aide in Porter Hills Village’s Assisted Living and Memory Care Center and a recent graduate of Grand Valley State University with a major in allied health science. This fall, she began an Accelerated Second-Degree program to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN)—thanks to your support of the UMRC-Porter Hills Foundation’s Team Member Scholarship program.
December is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Awareness Month
As we approach the joys of the holiday season, some of us also experience the negative effects of shorter days and lack of sunshine during these gray days of winter. We may be feeling sluggish, experiencing problems sleeping, craving carbohydrates, losing interest in activities we enjoy, and feeling hopeless. These symptoms may be a sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depression that affects an estimated 10 million Americans.
Celebrate Read a New Book Month in December!
December is commonly known as a month full of holidays, but did you know that it is also Read a New Book Month? The perfect way to combat that holiday stress is to pick up a good book and get lost in its pages. All those anxieties will melt away as you escape into another world.
As you gather with your older adult this holiday season, be on the lookout for these 10 signs.
The holidays can be one of the most fulfilling times of the year, with friends and loved ones gathering for exciting events. It’s not uncommon to notice things in an aging loved one throughout these times that may bring up concerns.