How to Support Our Local Senior Community
Many of us begin to experience mobility limitations, physical impairments, and cognitive changes over time. Moreover, new needs arise during the current global pandemic. Since not every senior has a family member nearby to lean on, there is a large gap the church community can help fill. Besides praying for our elders, below is a list of fifteen resources, provided by Standup for Caregivers and others, to help you reach out to those in need.
Four Ways to Help with Aging-in-Place:
Pitch in to ensure the home of a senior who is aging in place is free from hazards.
Six Ways to Help with Daily Living:
The activities of daily living (e.g. eating, bathing, and dressing) are challenging without assistance.
Five Ways to Help with Social Isolation:
Unfortunately, social isolation has been linked to several physical and mental health issues in seniors; here are ways to help prevent this.
The Internet Safety Guide for Seniors has helpful information and tips for seniors (and others) on how to safely and securely use the internet.