Jul 31, 2018 by Shannon Meller
As we start to age and reach our golden years, we will experience a myriad of different life events that can cause copious amounts of stress on us. Many seniors do suffer from loneliness and depression due to life events such as their family moving away, being diagnosed with a health condition, or losing a loved one. When a senior is upset, he or she may start to withdraw socially, and their home health aide recommends that you be their support system. Seniors who are withdrawn can suffer from health problems.
Your loved one’s home health aide may recommend social wellness activities for your senior from knitting with a group of friends to helping volunteer at the local community center. Studies that have been performed show that there is a greater chance that your loved can AVOID dementia and Alzheimer’s by remaining physically and mentally active.
The biggest barrier to social wellness activities is that seniors do not know where to look. Their home health aide team can help them find local groups and assist them in transportation to and from. Below, you will find some wonderful ideas to help get your loved one started:
Comfort Keepers has a home health aide team who is ready to help your love one live independently and find social wellness activities to participate in.