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4 Ways To Help Your Senior Avoid Isolation This Summer

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 25, 2017 5:30:00 PM

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Summer means fun for everyone, and seniors should be included in that. If you have a special senior in your life, have you thought about how you can help them enjoy this delightful season? Here are 4 suggestions for assisting them in avoiding the dangerous effects of social isolation.

  1. Take them on a quick trip. Even if it's just one or two days, or simply a day trip, they will thoroughly enjoy a change in scenery. More than anything, they will love that you went out of your way for them. Keep it simple, with an itinerary that they can fully enjoy. 
  2. Help your loved one sign up for a community program or senior center. Most areas have one that includes free transportation and low-cost meals. It will give them a chance to socialize with others their age and enjoy activities planned with them in mind.
  3. Plan a small social gathering that you can have at their home. Put together the guest list, meal, and games and bring the party to them. Make sure they don't get too tired out. Have a great time, and clean up everything before you go.
  4. Put a spin on the classic 'dinner and a movie' and make the meal breakfast or brunch. Many seniors wake up early and have the most energy during the day. And there are plenty of movies to choose from in the summertime.

You can probably come up with many more ideas. With just a little thought and a lot of love, you will help the senior in your love have a happy and safe summer.

At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!

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