Senior loneliness is a very common problem in the elderly community. Leading an active social life can be more of a task for seniors who just don’t have the same opportunities to meet and make new friends as younger people.
Losing their ability to drive themselves, or finding it more difficult to walk long distances, even when they are being looked out for by a caregiver, their feeling of independence may be depleting.
So what can seniors do to reduce their loneliness?
Looking to help your senior loved one get back out there?
Ways to Prevent Senior Loneliness
Here are some ideas to help keep them more socially active:
- Call or text them more often to see how they’re doing
- Visit them as much as you can
- Research some senior activities nearby that your loved one may be interested in
- Take them to an event they may like
- Help your loved one learn to use a new app or new tech device
- Help them set up a social media profile on Facebook
Read more at Forbes.