Preventing Social Isolation in Seniors Who Live Alone: A Guide for Loved Ones
As people get older, their spouses, friends and family members start to pass away, increasing the likelihood of social isolation. On top of that, the last few decades have seen an increase in adult children living away from their hometowns, along with more seniors who never had children — which means fewer family members to give company and care to our country’s aging population.
Depression in Older Adults: Recognizing the Signs of Elderly Depression and Getting Treatment
Have you lost interest in the activities you used to enjoy? Do you struggle with feelings of helplessness and hopelessness? Are you finding it harder and harder to get through the day? If so, you’re not alone. Depression can happen to any of us as we age, regardless of our background or achievements. But depression is far from an inevitable part of getting older. With the right support, treatment, and self-help strategies you can boost the way you feel, cope better with life’s changes, and make your senior years a healthy, happy, and fulfilling time.
Healing After a Lifetime of Struggling with Addiction: The Senior’s Guide to Reconnecting with Adult Children
If you’re a senior in addiction recovery seeking to rebuild relationships with your adult children, this guide can help you navigate the challenging road ahead. It will help you before, while, and after you make contact and offer advice on the best ways to do so.
Each situation will come with its own complexities, so consider consulting your sponsor, recovery counselor, or another trusted (sober) friend for perspective along the way. It’s perfectly natural to feel nervous in the beginning, but often the first step is the hardest — and it’s one that you must take.
Helping Seniors with Pet Loss
Loss of a beloved pet is difficult under any circumstances, but it can be particularly so for people in their senior years, whose most consistent experience at this stage of life is loss.