Nov 16, 2017 by Alan White
Even older adults may find that they too can become orphaned. At one time they were mothers, fathers, or siblings, and now they are a lost generation, feeling alone. With family and friends moving away or passing on, your mother or father may feel ever more isolated during the holiday season. However, in each city and every state, there is a home care agency can redefine home for the holidays.
As summer has come to an end, with the days growing shorter with less daylight, the fall and winter holidays are steamrolling upon us and the older population often finds this time of year a bit depressing. The Hallmark™ commercials advertise family and hearth and if the family lives a distance away or has since departed, caregivers can provide recommendations to fill the loneliness that contrasts with those ads. Let the professionals at the home care agency assist you or your parent be less lonely and spend the time making new friends and extending family beyond the traditional circles.
There is no need for the elder population to be isolated or left out of the joys of the season. Most communities have volunteers that provide transportation to and from social events as well as plan holiday events for locals with or without family near-by. We want to encourage seniors to participate in and plan meetups with neighbors so they stay socially and mentally engaged. Statistics show that the more involved individuals are in their daily schedule the healthier and happier they are as they enhance not only their life but the lives of others they include along the way.
Seniors may not have the traditional home for the holiday, however, home care agency personnel encourage that whether traditional or not, creating a new normal brings a ray of sunshine into their lives.
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