Lifestyle

Helping seniors to live independent lives

Can seniors live a fruitful abundant life in today’s modern society?

That questions will be examined today at an education event hosted by Rexall Drugs, 171 Hollywood Rd in Rutland, 4 to 5 p.m. The guest speaker will be Jo-Ann Keith.

The various challenges that seniors face on a day-to-day basis will be explored, and solutions on how to seniors can live rewarding and healthy lives.

The information presented at the forum will be helpful to both individual seniors and families in transition with an elderly parent or a family member who has disabilities.

“We all need a purpose in our lives, a reason to get up in the morning,” said Keith, owner of Caring For You Support Services.

“In order to live an abundant life a person needs to have something to look forward to such as community activity or relational activity.

“Having balance in our lives is another way to live an abundant life, balance in our home, community and relationships.

“It is most important, however, to be proactive about our health, eating a healthy diet and remaining socially and physically active will affect positive independence.”

Keith is a human service worker who has assisted people with developmental disabilities, mental health care issues and vision impaired.

 

Keith said she is passionate about helping seniors avoid feelings of isolation and helping seniors stay active both physically and socially.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Part IV: Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health Problems – Which Came First?
 
Turning Blue Monday on its ear one smile at a time in Kelowna
 
Familiar faces appointed to the Northwest Community College board table
Bloom grads take to the red carpet
 
Speeding up the connection
 
Walk honours Terry Monroe
Ronaldo breaks up with girlfriend Irina Shayk
 
Suwilaawks pays tribute to former staff member with lasting legacy
 
Strauss to strum for Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.