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Caring for the Aging

Published: Nov. 13, 2020

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Caring for the Aging Members of Your Community

Approximately 29 percent of seniors live alone, and far too many of these do not have access to support. This is where you and your family can help. By stepping in to alleviate loneliness and depression, provide transportation, and offer other assistance, you can have a significant and positive impact on the seniors in your community.

To help you get a better idea of what is needed and what you can do, have a look at the links below.

Uber, but for Grandma
Arranging for transportation is as easy as downloading an app.

4 Ways to Alleviate Senior Loneliness and Depression
Isolation, depression, and loneliness go hand in hand. That’s why it’s important to know the signs — and how to address them.

Amazon Fresh Review – Prime Grocery Delivery Services
Delivery services allow fresh food to show up at your door with little fuss.

Gardens for Senior Citizens: Creating an Easy-Care Senior Garden
Gardening is an excellent form of exercise for young and old alike. This article will introduce ways that seniors can create a simple garden that’s easy to care for.

Help Your Senior Get Organized and Remember to Take Medications
Remembering to take medications is of utmost importance. Fortunately, there are many tips (and tech!) that can make this easier.

Make Sure Seniors Have the Mental Health Services They Need
It’s important for seniors to have access to mental health services, especially if they’re experienced loneliness or depression in the past.

Affordable Low Maintenance Landscaping Ideas for Seniors
Landscaping maintenance can be difficult for some older adults. This guide will introduce some landscaping ideas that are easy to maintain.

Why Is Church Extra Important for Elderly Members?
Spiritual health is very important for many, many people. Church can also help connect seniors with members of their community.

Help Seniors with Financial Decisions Like Selling Their Home
If you know a senior who is looking to sell their house, you can use many helpful online guides to ease them through the process.

Just because a senior lives alone does not mean they have to be lonely. Together, you and your family can do your part to be the village that the seniors in your community need.

 

from Beverly Nelson, Stand Up for Caregivers (11/5/2020)

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