Birches' Breathe program promotes stress reduction among seniors
Nov 24, 2015 3:40 PM - Health issues, cognitive decline and a limited income are just a few of the stressors that older adults face on a daily basis. However, as the father of stress research Dr. Hans Selye once stated, "It's not the stress that kills us, but our reaction to it." At the Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, residents are learning new methods for handling stress through the month-long program "Breathe: A Stress Resilience Plan by Masterpiece Living." The "Breathe" program, which runs throughout the month of November, consists of four sessions dedicated to understanding and coping with stress. Through "Breathe," Birches residents learn about stress from a physiological standpoint and are encouraged to reflect upon their reaction to common stressors.