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Photo of Dr. Ilem being interviewed on WZZM 13 News

Emotional Wellness and Aging

Dr. Allison Ilem, PhD, BCBA LifeCircles PACE Watch the WZZM Senior Wellness Segment on this topic. Healthy aging rests on the cornerstone of emotional wellness. Living well involves identifying what’s most important to us, making the best of what we need to continue these important life-giving activities, and engaging supports to deal with the rest. But when this goes awry, we can start to feel down or blue. We can worry about the future. We can feel hopeless. The most common mental health conditions…

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Think you are too old for fitness in the New Year?

Think again. No matter your age, no matter your health, you too can work on improving your fitness. At LifeCircles PACE we take a team based approach to help our participants work on meeting their personal goals. Each center has Physical, Occupational, Speech and Recreational Therapists that help our participants work on improving strength and independence. Over the next few weeks LifeCircles will be highlighting some ways to add some fun exercises into your own daily routine. Even if you…

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Coping with Grief, Lonliness and Sadness During the Holidays

For most people, the holiday season is full of many fond memories, busy schedules, and lots of celebration. After all, It’s the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it?   This time of the year can be difficult for some. You may know relatives, friends or neighbors, who may feel lonely and a deep sense of sadness. As families age, holiday traditions change. Children grow up, and make their own holiday traditions. The house becomes more quiet. The table isn’t…

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