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Senior Loneliness: Take Initiative to Reconnect

Seniors might have to take the initiative to overcome lack of companionship by finding the right time to connect with their families or by seeking other outlets for friendship. Remember that Home Instead is always there as well, providing companionship and support.

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Community Volunteers Key to Helping Seniors Keep Pets

Dogs and cats can be a wonderful therapy — mentally and physically — for many senior loved ones, so making an extra effort to accommodate their pets will pay off. Sometime seniors who are struggling with aging issues need help to keep their four-legged friends healthy and well maintained.

Death of Peers: A Difficulty of Aging

The only certain thing is death and taxes, as the saying goes. But that doesn't make losing family and close friends any easier. Help seniors make an effort to stay engaged in life when they suffer loss.

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Loneliness Can Impact Seniors’ Health

Loneliness manifests itself in many harmful ways for seniors. Various studies have revealed that seniors who are lonely face an increased risk of depression as well as potential health problems such as high blood pressure. The value of companionship cannot be underestimated.

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A View of the Golden Years: Younger Does Not Equate to Happier

Seniors are more likely to feel the warmth of a positive attitude by hanging around the over-50 crowd than by getting in tune with the younger generation’s moods, according to two polls that measured happiness in America.

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Impatience May Be Sign of Boredom in Elderly

Why is Mom so fidgety? A number of issues could explain, but a doctor’s checkup is the first place to start. If all is well with her health, consider getting Mom involved in something such as a women’s group, card club, church committee or hobby so that she can channel her energy.

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