The Vic Foundation and Victoria Lifeline partnered with local non-profits to deliver holiday gift bags to seniors in our community and at The Vic. Whether you are six or sixty, we all love receiving gifts during the holidays. But for many older adults in our community who are without family or friends nearby, or are unable to see their loved ones due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the reality of being alone during the holidays is palpable.
Mental Health Week is taking place from May 2-8, 2022 and it serves as an opportunity for all of us to learn more about mental illness and share our experiences with each other. It is also a good reminder to think about our own mental well-being and how we are practicing self-care.
Decreasing COVID-19 case counts, meeting vaccination targets, and loosening health restrictions have been a great cause for hope and celebration in our province. Meanwhile, as we look forward to what life might look like post-pandemic, there remain many challenges ahead when it comes to our community health.
As warmer weather approaches the motivation and time to make meals can changes. Summer is short! Let’s spend time outside enjoying the warm breeze, appreciating the blooming flowers and less time cooking in a hot kitchen!
It’s difficult to get all the nutrients we need to stay healthy. Learning what foods are rich in vitamins, which foods we should be eating more, and how to cook healthy and appetizing meals can feel like a chore. As we age, we often face even more barriers to getting all the nutrients we need. Eating well has a lot of benefits. It can help us prevent disease and injury, give us the energy to enjoy life, and help us keep our independence.