Senior citizens face many problems in society. Two of the most significant issues are isolation and depression. Increasing health problems as people age lead to a corresponding decrease in the ability to get out and socialize. Some find they can no longer drive or even walk, further diminishing their social abilities.
These are tough times right now for everyone, especially seniors. Many of them are scared and all of them are lonely as they are unable to see their friends and family. Now more than ever, we need to rally around our senior community to help them stay connected and healthy. Here are some great ways to help keep them connected while also protecting their health.
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Send a Care Package
Normally, family members and friends do their best to visit their loved ones who live in a nursing or retirement home as much as they can. Even then it’s likely not every day or as much as they’d like. These days, it’s even harder. Most of these housing facilities are not allowing any outside visitors, so many of their residents are at risk of becoming extremely lonely.
A great way to ease some of this loneliness is by putting together a care package. You can fill this care package with some of their favorite treats, tea or coffee, a handwritten note so that they feel more connected, or maybe some self-care items like a nice scented candle or a new book.