Later life is full of changes.
Some changes are predictable, like retirement. Some are unexpected such as illness, disability, losing a friend or becoming a widow or widower.
These changes may be easy for some and not so easy for others. Staying connected and involved with others will help both your physical and your mental health.
- Share your life experiences with family, friends and others in your community
- Take part in an activity you enjoy
- Go for a walk, everyday
- Join a group with similar interests
- Try a crossword or Sudoku
Alzheimer Society (Crosswords or Sudoku)
Go to the C-K Seniors Portal
to learn more ways to stay connected in Chatham-Kent.
Although, not an expected part of aging, depression can occur for the first time in older adults. The changes mentioned above can affect how you feel. If you are feeling down, talk to your doctor or health care provider.
Learn the warning signs of suicide:
- Talking about hurting themselves
- Talking or writing about death or dying
- Substance abuse
- Feeling like they have lost their purpose in life; hopelessness, feeling trapped
- Withdrawing from others
For more information, please visit Plus 65 At the end of the day, a Resource Toolkit produced by the Centre for Suicide Prevention
Canadian Mental Health
Lambton Kent Branch