Villages Clark County is a grassroots organization of members and volunteers who believe in the power of community, working together to enhance members" lives through personal connections, educational and social programs, volunteer services, and referrals, so they can lead engaged, healthy lives. Villages Clark County is part of a sweeping national grassroots movement across the US with more than 40,000 seniors in 200 Villages getting the help and support they need to stay in their own homes (www.VTVNetwork.org). These Villages have proven over the last 16 years that this is a better and much needed way to address the needs of seniors so they can stay safely in their homes.
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, some warning signs include the following:1 Their partner insults them in front of other people. They are constantly worried about making their partner angry. They make excuses for their partner"s behavior. Their partner is extremely jealous or possessive. They have unexplained marks or injuries. They"ve stopped spending time with friends and family. They are depressed or anxious, or you notice changes in their personality. If you think your friend or family member is being abused, be supportive by listening to them and asking questions about how they"re doing. The person being abused may not be ready or able to leave the relationship right now.How to help a friend who is being abused
In 2019, National Institute of Mental Health data suggested that nearly 51.5 million adults in the United States had some form of mental health condition. As the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that by late June 2020, 40% of adults had a mental health condition or substance use disorder.Mental health linked to cardiovascular health
Thanks to new medications and surgical techniques, people are living longer. However, the body we had at 55 will be very different from the body we have at 75. Many issues, both genetic and environmental, affect how we age.The Most Common Issues of Aging