How Community Members Can Support Seniors in Their Area

As we get older, our lives become a little more difficult. Mobility limitations, physical impairments, cognitive changes, and mental health problems can threaten our quality of life and turn everyday tasks into insurmountable hurdles. While many people are blessed to have family around to provide care and assistance during their golden years, not all seniors are so lucky. Fortunately, community members can play a valuable role in supporting seniors, especially during the pandemic. Here are some great ways you can provide care to a senior in need.

Safe Aging-in-Place

Accessibility modifications can help seniors avoid physical health hazards in their homes to facilitate safe aging-in-place.

Best Types of Devices for Keeping Seniors Independent

The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent Them
11 Low-Cost Aging in Place Modifications You Can Do Yourself

Help Around the Home

For seniors, the activities of daily living—such as eating, bathing, and dressing—can become challenging without assistance.

Activities of Daily Living & Their Importance to Senior Health

5 Tasks Seniors Need Help with the Most

Paying for Assistive Technology

Make Meals Delivered via St. Paul’s Meals on Wheels

Avoiding Social Isolation

All too common among seniors, social isolation has been linked to several physical and mental health issues.

One in Three Seniors Is Lonely. Here’s How It’s Hurting Their Health

6 Ways to Help Seniors Stay Social

How to Avoid Loneliness And Social Isolation for Seniors

Coping with Change

Although we’re living longer and healthier lives, it can still be difficult for seniors to cope with the changes occurring in their bodies.

Helping Seniors Cope with Loss of Independence

Caring for the Elderly: Dealing with Resistance

How to Communicate with Difficult Seniors and Older Adults

How to Help a Senior Learn What They Can Make If They Sell Their Home

Navigating age-related changes can be tough for even the healthiest among us. It’s important that church members understand the issues facing seniors in their community so they can play an active role in the caregiving network. From making home modifications to providing invaluable social support, there’s a lot you can do to help the seniors in your community age well.

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