GRAND Magazine - November/December 2010 - (Page 28)

dr. marion Holiday ho-hum How to banish those “bah, humbug” blues BY DR. MARION SOMERS T Marion Somers, Ph.D., is an elder care expert and the author of Elder Care Made Easier as well as the caregiving iPhone apps Elder 411 and Elder 911. he holiday season is a time of happiness and excitement. We start to feel it—as early as November—as homes are decorated with lights, stores are overrun with shoppers and radio stations are playing festive music. Of course, the holidays can also bring on feelings of sadness, nostalgia and loneliness for some. But I’m a big believer in not letting those feelings get the best of us. Consider these ideas to find enjoyment in the season: • Join a group or activity at a local community center or religious institution. Look for things like Wii tournaments, craft groups or trips to museums. If you’ve recently lost someone close, find out if there 28 GRAND NOV DEC 2010 is a support group for people in the same boat (widows/widowers, etc.). This can be a tremendous comfort, especially at this time of year. • Take a class at a local university or recreation Share this article with your friends. *

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - November/December 2010

Grand - Nov/Dec 2010
Table of Contents
Grand View
Grand Treasure Hunt
Grand Central
2010 Holiday Gift Guide
Cover Story
Rx for Trouble
Your Grandkids’ Health
Grandma’s Off Her Rocker
Dr. Marion
Book Review
Comfort in the Kitchen
Grand Giggles
Grandparent Rights
Kinship Care
Grand Finale

GRAND Magazine - November/December 2010