While the winter season brings us certain things we love – frosted windows, hot chocolate, Christmas lights, and cozy pajamas – it can be difficult to stay cheerful through the shortened days and colder weather, especially after the holidays – when the months between January and March feel endless, without much to look forward to.

With the pandemic’s added limitations, this winter could feel like the hardest one yet. For many, the winter blues can be downright paralyzing. For seniors, the stakes are even higher – as a lack of mobility limits their options even further.

According to Live Well, “around 500,000 Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD” every winter, and “older adults can be more vulnerable.”