Stay Social To Age Well

Senior Care in the Riverdale section of the Bronx

Senior Care in the Riverdale section of the BronxWhile depression and loneliness can plague everyone, they can be especially dangerous for seniors.

New evidence shows that there are three keys to aging well:

–Stay active

–Keep your mind sharp

–Pursue your interests

The latest evidence to reinforce the need to keep your mind busy as you age comes from a study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard Medical School in Boston. The study found that those who reported feelings of loneliness had a 20 percent higher cognitive decline than those who were not lonely.

The good news: There’s plenty you can do to avoid this.

According to a recent article in published by Companion Connection Senior Care, a national organization of home care agencies, one answer can be as simple as planning weekly activities with friends or family members. Have fun, and simply get out of the house.

There are also plenty of activities available online. Don’t be intimidated by computers. Ask a friend or a relative for help – your grandchildren will be delighted to teach you enough basics to operate a computer and get online. Once you are online, you can text and message friends and relatives, and join clubs and chat rooms.

You can also hire a companion through a reputable home care agency. Make sure you hire the right companion. You don’t want someone who just sits around the house. You want a personable companion who is fun to be with, and will be a great escort as you explore and take advantage of a world of activities that await you. Have fun!

If you or an aging loved one are looking for senior care in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, call the friendly staff at The Perfect Home Care at (855) 855-5728.  Call today!

Geralyn DiGiovanni, Manager, Client Services