Lonely older adults cope during COVID-19

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Photo by Luizmedeirosph from Pexels Loneliness and social isolation can affect anyone regardless of age or background, but research continues to warn of the physical and emotional damage it wreaks on older adults. Although not all seniors may experience chronic bouts of social isolation or loneliness, it is a widespread issue with a harmful impact. In fact, a … Continue reading Lonely older adults cope during COVID-19

How to visit grandparents safely

Walking outside with grandparents is memorable and less risky

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Visits with grandparents can provide bonding memories for the whole family. Yet, amid the pandemic, simple family vacations and get-togethers have become complicated quagmires, leaving restricted seniors lonely. Recently, my neighbor mentioned how tough it has been to not hug her grandchild. While physical gestures of affection may be … Continue reading How to visit grandparents safely

Pandemic Food Shopping for Seniors

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Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Although many have already adjusted to pandemic food shopping challenges, since cases keep rising, daily life will continue to be impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. It may be a good time to check-in with the seniors in your life. Do they need any help affording groceries? Last week, I posted … Continue reading Pandemic Food Shopping for Seniors

5 Ways to Fight Senior Food Insecurity

Senior woman cooking at home

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels While food insecurity in America is not new, the coronavirus pandemic has created a heavy burden on affording and accessing food to more people than ever. In 2018, 11% of seniors in the United States, approximately 7.3 million, were considered food insecure or very low food secure {[(|fnote_stt|)]}Gundersen, C. & … Continue reading 5 Ways to Fight Senior Food Insecurity