Depression is a serious mental illness that affects one in 15 adults (6.7%) in any given year. One in six people will have experienced depression at one point in their life. In this video, we cover some of the common signs of depression including: change in sleep pattern, change in appetite, low self-esteem, lack of interest in previous activities (anhedonia), lack of energy, decrease self care, irritability, intrusive thoughts, self harm or suicidal thoughts. This video is not meant to be as a diagnosis, but if you relate to some of these signs, you might want to consider seeking professional help.
After Fifty Living™ was founded by Jo-Anne Lema, a genuine Boomer and member of the 50+ generation. As she likes to say, “Our enormous generation is charting new territory – we’re healthier, better educated, and more financially fit than any other generation at this time. And, as we march through history, 110 million strong – unique, new issues are developing. It’s exciting to be a part of the development and growth of AfterFiftyLiving.com. This is a historic solution for a historic generation.”
Jo-Anne spent many years in the financial and operations side of higher education after having received a doctorate in education management and administration from Harvard, and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. Launching out on her own, though, has been the fulfillment of a life dream. Jo-Anne believes that “AfterFiftyLiving™ will delight its visitors, catalyze its partners, and will significantly benefit those who engage it.”
Residing in New England along with her husband of 35+ years, she never ceases to brag about her two children and 4 grandkids!