There is growing concern among aging experts about the negative health impact of isolation and loneliness on older adults. Though technically speaking isolation and loneliness are separate conditions, obvious connections exist between the two.
For many older Americans, a senior housing community is more than just a place to live: It’s a place to be alive. For older adults living on their own, a time often comes when they feel they are simply “treading water.” Life may have occasional social engagements, a certain daily rhythm, but it can often lack direction. This is when individuals often seek or wish for a different mode of living that gives life a greater sense of meaning again.
In today’s world, catching up with your friends and family is simple–in a heartbeat, with just the click of a mouse, we connect. We can “be” with just about anyone with little effort. But for older adults, keeping in touch with loved ones or old friends online just isn’t enough. […]
Have you ever noticed that the happiest, most confident young people are those with meaningful relationships with their family and friends? For most kids, and even young adults, this social interaction is easy breezy and comes naturally. But as we age, making friends and building relationships with other people gets […]
Dehydration. It’s something we often hear about during the hot summer southern months. So much so, that you may even stop taking the warnings seriously. But be careful to stay vigilant! Staying hydrated is critical to overall health, and could mean life or death to you or a loved one. […]
Spending more time alone and less time engaging in social situations tends to increase with age. This happens gradually as family members may become too busy and close friends experience similar restrictive conditions, such as a lack of energy, mobility limitations, and decreased health conditions. A diminishing social life for […]