We know that Loneliness has the potential to affect anyone but it can be particularly troublesome for those in later life as well. We see that if people have selected to be alone by choice then this is a different matter then not everyone alone is lonely but if people are experiencing social isolation as a consequence of poor health, or maybe some sort of disability, bereavement, as well as retirement or lack of personal transport (to name a few reasons), then it can become a serious health issue as we have seen.
Health experts say that when some loneliness as well as social isolation, is not found it can lead to a myriad of health problems including depression as well as loss of appetite, insomnia as well as the development of unhealthy habits. If they were home alone on an evening then it’d be easy to reach for a glass of water to ease their melancholy feelings. They can multiply this by 7 nights a week and their health will soon start to deteriorate as their dependency ameliorates the same time as well. They can also learn to lend a helping hand and learn ways to spend time with them with the help of an Online class. These should be the Objectives of education if we notice properly.
We see that the good news is that loneliness is a curable condition but it’s up to us at the same time (including the family, the friends, the neighbors, the passers-by as well) to provide the remedy that older people urgently need as well. We see that simply having everyday interactions has been proven to combat loneliness and we see which is why friends of the elderly are connecting neighbors, as well as individuals and communities across the country by encouraging everyone to become a friend too.
We see whether they suspect an elderly person to be struggling with loneliness or not, simply saying hello to someone at the supermarket, when they pass them in the street or as they get into their car can make a huge difference to their daily lives as well. We see that if the person is socially isolated then this contact which may seem insignificant to them could be the only interaction that they have with the outside world this week as well. We see that they put a smile on their face with minimal effort as well. The person can say that they are here with something delicious as well.
We see that next time they make dinner and have a spare portion, they can try and pop it in a Tupperware box then nip round to gift it to an elderly neighbor or relative as well. We see that not only does this prevent food waste, but they will also be prompting interaction with someone who may be lonely.
At the same time, they will be providing them with a home-cooked meal which could be a lifesaver if they’re also struggling with poor nutrition at the same time as well. Do we see that if they are regularly finding themselves making extra portions of unwanted food then why not see if there is anyone signed up to a sort of club in their local area? We see that this innovative idea matches up extra portions of food with people who are unable to cook for themselves as well. We see that they can sign up to become a cook as well as share meals with an older person once a week, month or whenever is convenient for them. We see that they can even suggest a Diner who may benefit from receiving a meal as well.
We see that before they head out to the supermarket, to the corner shop for a pint of milk, or the library, etc. they can, go and knock on the door of an elderly neighbor and ask if they can pick anything up for them whilst they are there. They’ll be grateful for the conversation and appreciative of their gesture and we see that they will get that heart-warming feeling for doing a good deed as well. They could even consider taking the person along with them for maximum social interaction at the same time.