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Elder Care: Social Wellness Can Improve Happiness In Your Senior

Jul 17, 2018 by Garrett Hafler

When we reach our senior years, we will experience a lot of changes in our lives. From family moving out of state to declining health and even friends passing away, it all happens at some point in time. These life changes can have a profound affect on seniors and elder care providers warn that seniors who keep their emotions bottled up may suffer from loneliness and depression. It is important that your loved one talk about any life changes they are experiencing to avoid isolation.

Our elder care can ensure that your loved one is engaged in social wellness activities to help improve their health, immune system, sleep, and productivity throughout the day. Studies that have been performed show that socialization for seniors is critical and it can reduce the chances of the senior developing Alzheimer’s or dementia.

One of the biggest roadblocks to seniors being socially active is that they do not know where to go to be active. Fortunately, our elder care team can help them find opportunities, but, we also wanted to provide you with some ideas below:

  • Volunteer or become involved in community activities
  • Find a new hobby or interest
  • Join an exercise class
  • Invite a friend over for snacks or coffee
  • Get a part-time job
  • Utilize social media to keep in touch with friends and family
  • Reach out to local churches to help with upcoming events
  • Join a senior center
  • Continue to learn at the local community college or through online courses
  • Offer assistance to someone in your family

Comfort Keepers offers elder care here in the Pittsford area. We offer a wide range of assistive services that help your loved one live independently. If you would like to learn more about the services we offer, call today.

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