Articles related to social isolation

Monday, March 16, 2020

Why we need social distancing, and ideas for what to do

One of the most at-risk demographics during the Corona pandemic are older adults, those with the previous diagnosis of diabetes, heart, or lung illnesses. For all of us, social distancing is the game plan for weeks to come, and so we'll need to look outside the regular channels for entertainment and activities.

Topics: wellnessage at homesenior careretirement activitiesretirementsocial isolation

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Why you should volunteer for digital inclusion

Have you thought about the consequences of how the very tools that connect us to our loved ones are unavailable to those who may be needing it the most? We should all find ways to help those seniors who have fallen behind in the digital revolution. Older generations are missing out on the opportunities of connecting with loved ones on the regular because they lack the necessary tech skills.

Topics: digital isolationsocial isolationretirement hobbieslonelinessfamilylong-distance familyexpats

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

How to get dates when you're retired

Having a partner is the single greatest predictor for loneliness or social isolation. The newly retired are some of the most at-risk demographics for this and for depression. Perhaps it's time for you to try a dating app this Valentine's Day.

Topics: Mon Tonton's How-Toswellnesslonelinesssocial isolationage at homeretirement

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Why you should care we're getting lonelier

Chronic feelings of loneliness double the likelihood of premature deaths as reported by research completed with a public nursing project. Research suggests that the lonely are more likely to suffer from cognitive decline and a quicker progression of Alzheimer's.

Topics: lonelinesswellnessretirementage at homesocial isolationAlzheimers

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Feeling lonely? ..you're not alone

At one point or another, we've most likely all felt lonely. Some may feel embarrassed to admit it. I think it's a product of the World we've designed. Having just broken up with my partner of five years that I moved halfway around the World to be with, I can certainly say I know what loneliness feels like.

Topics: lonelinessretirementsocial isolation

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Monday, November 25, 2019

6 keys to a strong relationship with your adult children

Being a parent and at times a friend to your adult children requires a balance between regular interactions and personal space. Overstepping the boundaries can lead to detachment. Here are the effective ways to interact with your adult children, and lay the foundation of a strong relationship for years to come. Start trying these tips out this Thanksgiving!

Topics: retirementage at homesocial isolationfamilylonelinesswellness

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Monday, November 4, 2019

What ageism is and how we can end it

Ageism is prejudice and discrimination that is caused by someones preconceptions of someone's age. It is a consequence of the stereotypes we have of specific age groups. Ageism occurs the moment the process of aging stops being acknowledged as the natural process that it is. Here is what we need to understand about ageism to address this issue.

Topics: ageismretirementwellnesslifestylesocial isolation

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Monday, October 28, 2019

5 ideas for a playful Halloween in retirement

'We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.' Quite right, who ever said aging requires being serious? Staying curious and playful requires more effort as we age. But we can do it, it's up to us how long we want to stay young. A contented and carefree spirit is the key to healthier and happier aging.

Topics: retirement hobbieswellnesslifestyleage at homesocial isolation

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Do these 4 things to stay independent as you age

This is the single most common reason many seniors end up requiring long-term care and living assistance from family, professionals or even full-time care at nursing homes. Here are some tips on what you can start doing today to safeguard your independence as you age.

Topics: wellnessage at homeretirement hobbiessocial isolationloneliness

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Overcoming digital isolation

Even in highly developed countries, like the Scandinavian, where education and availability of high-speed internet are amongst the highest in the World. Digital isolation is a reality. 4 out of 10 people in the age group 75-79 years have never even been online.

Topics: computer classes for seniorssocial isolationsenior lonelinessloneliness

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