For many, the holiday season is a special time to gather with friends and family. Unfortunately, it can also be a lonely or isolating season for older adults who live alone or far away from family and friends. Studies show that loneliness and isolation is a serious issue for seniors as it increases the risk of heart disease, depression, sleep problems, stroke, dementia and overall quality of life.
Topics: Social Wellness
Summer is in full swing, and the 4th of July is the perfect time to relax and reconnect with family and friends of all ages! Wondering how to celebrate the fourth of July with an older loved one? There are many ways seniors can enjoy a safe and fun 4th of July celebration.
There’s no denying the prevalence of technology in our daily lives. And as digital devices become more user-friendly, intuitive and accessible, seniors are becoming better equipped and more comfortable using technology to stay connected with loved ones, combat social isolation and learn new skills.
The Internet is a powerful resource that has transformed the way we live, learn and connect with others around the world. Unfortunately, the Internet isn’t always used for good. Online scammers are constantly looking for new ways to take advantage of others, and older adults are often their targets. Seniors tend to be more trusting than younger people and often have more wealth and better credit, making them more attractive to scammers.
The good news is that it’s possible to minimize your risk of cyber crimes by being proactive and have a clear understanding of what to look for. Here are some tips that can help you avoid from being scammed in your golden years.
Topics: Social Wellness
Whether we claim to be introverted, extroverted, or even a combination of the two, we all need some level of connection and socialization. It is simply a part of human nature and may even lead to improved well-being.
People come in and out of our lives at different moments. While beginning a relationship with caregivers can be uncomfortable at first, many families find that they come to depend on these individuals not only for assistance and support but also for companionship and encouragement.
Many people believe it’s all about doing and learning things for yourself in today’s world. But sometimes, you have to listen to those who paved the way for you. We asked our residents their thoughts on love, life, happiness, and 2020. Their responses show us that we can get through anything together with love, compassion, positivity, and humor.
You’ve unwrapped all the presents, packed up all the decorations, eaten all the leftovers...now what?
The holiday season is often referred to as “the most wonderful time of the year”; it’s a time for togetherness, celebration, and love. However, this year, for many individuals, the holiday season may look different.
We know the impact that COVID-19 has had on businesses, families, and individuals. For this reason, we believe - now more than ever - it’s important to find ways to give back. Giving back to your community, even if it’s just in a small way, will not only positively impact those around you, it will positively impact yourself, as well.