How seniors can enhance mental health

Living a life of purpose, connection and joy is critical for physical and mental well-being, no matter what age. For older adults, a variety of obstacles like vision loss, social isolation, mobility problems, and memory issues can make enjoying life more difficult.

This makes it important for seniors to focus on mental health. Socially isolated seniors are at greater risk of mental and physical decline than those who do not experience social isolation, while depression is associated with increased risk of cardiac diseases and risk of death from illness.

For older adults that want to improve their quality of life through enhanced mental health, there are a few things they can do to kick off their healthy habits.


Seniors should always consult with a physician before starting any physical activity or fitness program.


At any age, many people find joy in spending time with family and friends.


Sharing time and talents doing volunteer work can bring a sense or purpose and fulfillment.

Spending time on joyful activities

Seniors should try to spend time doing something that brings them happiness on a daily basis to improve their quality of life.

There are many facilities that can help. For more information, contact Comfort Keepers East During at 365-297-0025 or email