Tuesday, May 26, 2020

How to Help a Senior Friend Stay Safe and Healthy

Today's guest post is by Beverly Nelson of standupforcaregivers.org.

How to Help a Senior Friend Stay Safe and Healthy

When a senior doesn’t have close friends or family living nearby, they can have trouble staying healthy or navigating daily challenges. That’s why it’s important to get involved in your community and find out who could use some help. Along with the members of your church congregation, you can assist older adults with things like cooking, finding rides, and staying safe so that they can age-in-place comfortably. Here’s a brief guide on how to get started.

Help Them Get Proper Nutrition

Help Them Stay Active

Help Prevent Cognitive Decline

Help Them Stay Independent

Help Them Stay in Touch

Help Them with Pets

Help Them Get Involved

Helping the older adults in your community feel safe and loved is a great way to improve their quality of life, so talk to them about their needs and how you can help. You never know what kind of change you can bring about!

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