Today is Blue Monday

Posted on January 16 2017

Today, January 16, 2017, is known as Blue Monday, a day notorious for being the gloomiest day of the year. At Sage, we can provide you, or an older adult that you know, with strategies, resources, tools, and connections to beat the winter blues.

Need someone to talk too? Sage is very happy to be part of a partnership that allows us to provide free, drop-in counselling sessions for people seeking help when they need it most. Drop-in Counselling is available at Sage every Thursday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Sage's Wellness Instructor, Barb Rankin, has a few tips on how to keep the winter blues away. To read her article "Several Ways to Keep the Winter Blues Away," click here.

Sometimes when we are feeling down, the best pick-me-up is doing something good for another person. The Sage Awards, presented by Servus Credit Union, is an event to recognize and celebrate outstanding seniors in Greater Edmonton. If you know an Edmonton area senior who is making a special contribution to their community in their later years, nominate them now!

Connect and contribute! Sage offers many volunteer opportunities that allow you to meet other people who share similar interests and  passions. Join us and have fun and make a difference in the community!  For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 780-701-9014.

We will be offering courses on how retirees address special financial issues and draw out retirement income in the most tax efficient manner, a free grief support group for those who have dealt with grief and/or are still coping with grief, many creative opportunities like oil painting drop-in, ukulele jam sessions, and piano and/or vocal lessons - the list goes on! For more information, please check out our January Calendar of Events.

If you need help, but are unable to come into Sage, our social workers can meet you in the community or in your Edmonton area home. Social workers at Sage can help you deal with all areas of your life... so you can be happier, healthier, and better connected with the supports that are available! For more information, please click here.

Need help but don't know where to start? The Seniors Information Phone Line (211) is an excellent starting point for inquiries about supports for seniors. Simply dial 2-1-1 and the Information and Referral Specialists at 211 will answer your questions and connect you to programs, services and resources in the Edmonton area.            

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