Supporting Solo Seniors: Resources to Help

Nearly one-third of all seniors live by themselves, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s close to 14 million seniors aging alone. For seniors who are living alone, it may be challenging to manage some aspects of day-to-day life. If you know a senior in need of support, consider these resources.

Support Decision Making

Seniors who live alone may carry the sole burden of decisions-making about important decisions in their lives. Offer a listening ear and providing counsel can to help ease the pressure.

Encourage Healthier Habits

People at any age, but especially seniors, benefit from healthy eating and staying active for their health. Here are a few ways to encourage better choices in the seniors in your life, while making life easier for them.

Help Connect to Programs

Though many seniors are internet-savvy, they may not be aware of all the available programs targeted to older adults. Suggest local resources to help them identify the help they need.

Reaching out to seniors who are far away from family members or those without a local support network could make a significant difference in their daily lives. By offering support and a listening ear, you can help them live healthier and safer golden years.

Submitted by Andrea Needham

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