Flipping through the TV channels while looking for the news the other day, I caught a glimpse of an old movie that got my attention. It caught my eye because one of the characters was an older man who was so grouchy and uptight that he scared away almost anyone who tried to get close to him. What struck me about this character was how depressed he was.
May is Older Americans’ Month—the month we celebrate older adults and all they have contributed and continue to contribute throughout their lives. The theme of this year’s Older Americans’ Month is “Unleash the Power of Age.” However, it’s hard to unleash that power— and do all that you can do with it—if you find depression is holding you back.