Looking after your mental health is incredibly important at all stages of life, but perhaps even more so in your later years. Getting older and retirement both involve a change in lifestyle for most people and so it is vital to take care of your mental health as well as your physical health. Generally speaking, there is an assumption that mental health problems are a normal aspect of aging but, in fact, most older people do not develop mental health problems, and they can be helped if they do. Additionally, while a significant number of people do develop dementia or depression in old age, these mental health conditions are not an inevitable part of getting older.

In December 2016, Connecticut Community Foundation awarded $85,000 in grants to 17 nonprofit organizations in our state who are working to improve the quality of life of older adults in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. From dance exercise, to Tai Chi, to memoir writing, to mental health support sessions, the groups offer creative approaches to successful and healthy aging.

Furthermore, it is essential to remember that there are more ways than ever before of managing your mental health. For instance, whereas some people find that counselling can be beneficial for their mental health, others prefer to take a natural approach and instead use CBD infused products to help tackle stress, anxiety, and depression. Moreover, if you are considering using CBD products as part of your mental health toolkit, this CBFX coupon code might help you to secure a discount. Just remember, as with anything health related, always speak to a medical professional before trying any natural remedies.

Ultimately, it is hoped that the groups mentioned above will be able to put these vital funds to good use to promote better phyical and mental health and wellbeing in later life.

View the newly funded projects.