Most of us are fortunate enough to be surrounded by family, friends or companions throughout our lifetime. However not all of us have that all important somebody to talk to or share their concerns with. Being left alone or feeling isolated and lonely can have devastating effects to your general well being, both mentally and emotionally. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the best ways to combat loneliness for the elderly. Wellbeing and Being Well We all are responsible for our own general welfare. However sometimes there can be factors which can have a knock on effect. Things that could impact our well being could be as simple as lack of sleep, stress or even inactivity caused by loneliness. These could all contribute to a lower than normal emotional or mental wellbeing. Being aware of your wellbeing status is key to making sure you are taking the right steps to improve yourself. In doing so, you’ll be able to address any problems. You should notice a better you, even if you stick with just one of these. However for maximum effect, if you are able to make adjustments for all of these you should see an almost Read More
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” A perfect winter song that gives you that warm fuzzy feeling associated with Christmas time. It doesn’t however fully stem the winter weather and this is why you need to ensure that you are prepared for any cold weather scenarios whether you are at home or away with family and friends. You might be thinking: “But Christmas is over, I don’t need to worry about the weather now surely!” However, it is estimated that temperatures could drop extremely low, with a bout of January snow hitting the UK!
Sometimes it feels like everyone is talking about Netflix… That watching live TV is something of the past! Running to the kettle in the ad breaks, being home for 7:30pm to watch Eastenders each night… It has all changed! But that got us thinking, are the traditional getting left behind? With this in mind, we had a look at what was available on Netflix and put together a list perfect for the elderly.
Scientific research has found that spending two hours a week in nature is linked to better health and wellbeing. Taking part in community gardening can also encourage people to adopt healthier behaviours. This includes walking and eating fresh produce… And the evidence base is growing. Furthermore, the NHS are increasingly prescribing time in nature and community gardening projects as part of “green prescriptions”.
Sadly, a common assumption is that the elderly community is either past the ability to be active. Or, the only activities and options out there are bowls or pilates. However, we disagree with this completely. After doing research into different physical activities, we have found many different clubs and activities all over the world that will inspire you to join something new in order to keep fit and healthy!