Tips for Reducing Loneliness In Seniors           During the Holidays
The holidays are times for family, friends and food. Time-honoredtraditions of gathering with loved ones and sharing in th...
Elders can have an especially hard time with the holiday season. Thereare certain losses that can hinder even the healthie...
For family members and even caregivers, there is hope for our elders.Here are a few ways to cheer elders up for the holida...
Listen and understand when they want to talk, even if the talk isnegative. Putting yourself in their shoes is important.
Remind them how important they are as a part of your owncelebration and that of the entire family. They may feel like they...
Holiday cards often bring bad news and diminish in quantity. Eldersreceive plenty of holiday cards, but they can sometimes...
Help them see that you are trying to simplify the holidays in orderto bring back the real meaning of our celebrations. Str...
If your parent is in an assisted living facility or nursing home, checkwith local kindergarten or day care centers to see ...
Bring traditional baked goods or treats regularly for your eldersand their friends to share.
Call your elders’ friends and invite them to the party.Spend time with them. This is by far the most essential thing you c...
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Elders can have an especially hard time with the holiday season. There are certain losses that can hinder even the healthiest people, including illness and death among other aging relatives and friends.

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Tips for Reducing Loneliness In Seniors During the Holidays

  1. 1. Tips for Reducing Loneliness In Seniors During the Holidays
  2. 2. The holidays are times for family, friends and food. Time-honoredtraditions of gathering with loved ones and sharing in the holiday spiritare things to look forward to, but for some, there can be isolation.
  3. 3. Elders can have an especially hard time with the holiday season. Thereare certain losses that can hinder even the healthiest people, includingillness and death among other aging relatives and friends. The holidayscan bring this loneliness to the light.
  4. 4. For family members and even caregivers, there is hope for our elders.Here are a few ways to cheer elders up for the holidays, according toagingcare.com:
  5. 5. Listen and understand when they want to talk, even if the talk isnegative. Putting yourself in their shoes is important.
  6. 6. Remind them how important they are as a part of your owncelebration and that of the entire family. They may feel like they don’tmatter around the rest of the family. Make sure to show them they areloved with your words and actions.
  7. 7. Holiday cards often bring bad news and diminish in quantity. Eldersreceive plenty of holiday cards, but they can sometimes bring news ofillness or death. It’s vital to keep up this connection with lifelongfriends.
  8. 8. Help them see that you are trying to simplify the holidays in orderto bring back the real meaning of our celebrations. Stress theimportance of people and connections, not the material items. Thankthem for teaching you the proper values and morals of the holidays.
  9. 9. If your parent is in an assisted living facility or nursing home, checkwith local kindergarten or day care centers to see if they can bringchildren to visit the elders. The beaming energy of a child can help anelder forget about his or her physical or emotional pain.
  10. 10. Bring traditional baked goods or treats regularly for your eldersand their friends to share.
  11. 11. Call your elders’ friends and invite them to the party.Spend time with them. This is by far the most essential thing you cando. Look at holiday photos or videos with them, and leave photos withthem so they can enjoy them when you are gone. Listen to holidaymusic. Enjoy their stories of past holidays and the “good old days.”
  12. 12. Find Quality Care Now Locate a BrightStar Near You!Find a location in the USFind a location in Canada
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