By Beverly Nelson
Family plays an extremely important role in the lives of our seniors. Sadly, many seniors do not have loved ones living nearby to provide the care and assistance they need to thrive. As a result, many seniors end up facing the challenges of daily life on their own. This can lead to isolation, home accidents, accelerated physical decline, and several different mental health problems. But you and your family can help fill these care gaps for seniors in your community. If you want to help out, check out the following list of resources to learn more!
Home Accessibility and Safety
Maintaining our independence gets increasingly difficult with age, but home accessibility modifications can make ageing-in-place safer and more comfortable.
- Ask Your 6 Questions About Ageing in Place
- Life-Changing Technology for Older People
- Kitchen Safety Tips for Seniors
- The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent Them
Seniors can have a hard time handling their daily finances and often become susceptible to financial abuse.
- Helping to Manage Finances for the Elderly
- Financial Elder Abuse: The Dark Side of Ageing and Finances
Regular exercise can help seniors stay mobile for as long as possible, allowing them to participate in the activities they love.
- Sedentary Time, Lack of Activity Tied to Seniors’ Loss of Mobility
- Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults
- 7 Sport and Fitness Activities for Older People
Connecting with the Community
Seniors may feel like there is no place for them in a modern, more youthful community, but you can change this
- Reaching Out to Older People
- Seven Ways to Involve Older People in Your Church
- Find Volunteer Opportunities at the Primrose Hill Community Association
In a perfect world, every senior would have relatives or friends around to help them navigate the challenges of ageing. But, unfortunately, this is not always possible. Even the smallest of gestures can help seniors feel more connected to the surrounding community, so provide a helping hand in any way you can to support the seniors in your life.