A significant number of older adults experience a decline in their social life compared to their younger years. This decline in social experience is often due to diminishing opportunities for activity due to a lack of energy, mobility, or other factors. Illness and a decline in mobility all contribute to a higher risk of social isolation.
Are you single and a member of a senior living community? Creating meals for one can sometimes be a challenge. There are many different things to consider when prepping for one meal daily throughout the week. If you reside in a senior living community, you may already have your three meals prepared for you every day. At HarborChase, we want all our seniors to eat healthy and hearty, but if you are cooking for yourself, follow these simple steps in order to prepare meals for one.
It is vital to ensure your older loved ones stay physically fit to maintain their health, and it is also essential for seniors to remain mentally fit! It is important to check in on how your loved ones are feeling, especially if they are elderly seniors in independently living. It may sometimes be hard for seniors to distinguish signs of depression; especially with trivial ups and downs. There are some common misconceptions with elderly adults experiencing depression while living independently: