No matter where seniors live, they face the possibility of isolation and loneliness. Too often, a senior finds themselves in a situation where their family lives many miles away and their network of friends has dwindled until they have no one to spend time with. This level isolation can lead to health issues, depression, and even early death.
This means using resources to combat isolation as well as using volunteers to visit seniors or give them a call to help make their day a little better. In addition, the creation of programs that provides activities for seniors to help them get involved and reduce the loneliness they feel.
Do you know of seniors who have benefited from technology to conquer isolation? Have you helped any seniors get a better understanding of programs, apps, and more that’s out there? Let us know in the comments below. Thank you!