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Friendly Companionship Caregiving Is Beneficial for Social Wellness in Seniors

Jul 25, 2018 by Mark McGoldrick

Seniors can benefit from caregiving assistance and have someone around during lonely times

We are constantly hearing about the importance of exercising, eating healthy food and keeping our cognitive abilities in a good condition. However, we don’t seem to hear so often about social wellness and what it means for our emotional and physical health, do we? Social wellness is our ability to communicate with others and maintain meaningful relationships with them or create new ones. As we age, social wellness should be more important for us, to protect us from isolation and improve our physical health.

You Don’t Have to Be Alone

Now that we are seniors, we have fewer friends and people to socialize with. Our children aren’t able to visit us every week, or even month, while our relatives and friends may not be in the same town anymore. Some of them may also pass away. Many of us also don’t feel so strong and confident anymore to leave the house on our own or do certain hobbies that we used to. So, we end up being lonely. Of course, nothing good can come out of loneliness. 

That is why we need to wake up and commit to social wellness. There are many beautiful experiences and moments to come, no matter how old we are. We can nurture our current relationships and build new ones, so we can have many people to socialize with.

Social wellness can help us learn new skills and see things from a different angle. It can also help us sleep better, strengthen our immune system and cognitive abilities.

But, more often than not, seniors don’t know how to start creating new relationships as well as what all opportunities they have. Therefore, let’s take a look at this list.

  • Find a new hobby
  • Take a part-time job
  • Join an exercise group/class
  • Join a senior center
  • Volunteer
  • Invite friends over for coffee
  • Start using social media
  • Continue learning through an online course

Caregiving Services That We Offer  

Comfort Keepers understands the benefits of social wellness, therefore we help our clients make new relationships and maintain old ones. We offer caregiving services such as friendly companionship as well as technology solutions to enable seniors to stay in touch with their loved ones. For more information about our services, contact us today.

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