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Ways to Manage Social Isolation
The negative impact and detrimental effects of social isolation remain an important topic. The AARP Public Policy Institute’s 2018 study “highlighted social isolation as the new silent killer – a major risk factor for a host of conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and early onset dementia.” AARP defines social isolation as “occur[ing] when people withdraw and become disconnected from family, friends and community” and reports, “… nearly 1 in 5 Americans 65 and older are socially isolated”. Given these startling statistics, what are ways we can reduce our risk and manage social isolation?Read More
The Impact of Intergenerational Programming
Intergenerational programs provide opportunities to bridge generations through interactive activities and shared experiences. The impact and benefits of intergenerational programming can be measured on many levels. Whether you’re an older adult interested in participating in these activities or an organizer interested in planning them, here are just a few real world examples from the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging’s Rose Centers for Aging Well of how intergenerational activities have benefited various generations of participants.Read More
Babysitting as Grandparents
If asked to take on a childcare role with grandchildren, grandparents may begin to feel worried and stressed about these new responsibilities. But while many areas of childcare may have changed from the past, many areas have remained the same over time. With some conversation and ground rules set, the babysitting experience can be rewarding for grandparents, and a godsend for working parents.Read More
Taylor, T., Hayes, J. (2019, May 15). What to Know About Helping Your Loved One Select a Power of Attorney Agent. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/what-to-know-about-helping-your-loved-one-select-a-power-of-attorney-agent.
Williman, A. (2019, May 15). 4 Tips for Arranging Successful Group Outings. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/4-tips-for-arranging-successful-group-outings.