Living Longer, Living Better
When Al Cheney's wife, Lillian, died, he says grieving was difficult for him.
Even though they had been married 66 years, he didn't cry. "I had been crying, I guess, for two, three years while her personality died with Alzheimer's," Al says.
Grief taught life lessons. Watch the video above to hear Al discuss what he learned.
Then, spend some time further down this page learning techniques for managing relationships, changing expectations and grief at this stage of life.
As the nation’s leading not-for-profit provider of senior care and services, the Good Samaritan Society has 96 years of experience helping people find meaning and purpose in all stages of life. We can help you, too.
Are you lonely?
You or your senior parents may be among the 43 percent of adults 60 and older who are lonely.
That feeling of isolation can lead to health issues such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain and sleep problems.
As you age, staying socially active can help support your physical, emotional and mental health.
This infographic can help you learn some of the risks of social isolation, and ways you can maintain social relationships. Consider printing and sharing this information with the caregivers and family members in your life.
Hobby or therapy?
If Martha Blocker is looking for her husband, John, she generally finds him in a room amidst dozens of tiny airplanes. He's finished more than 100 and he's building more.
His unique hobby combines dexterity with a respite from the world. John calls it "therapy."
Watch the video below for his take on his unusual hobby.
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