Thursday, April 18, 2013

SPRINGHILL CARE GROUP | Socialization: important for Seniors

Getting older could sometimes be a bit frustrating that is why socialization is very important to have socialization for seniors.  As much as it is important to everyone it is as important twofold for the elderly.  These may come a bit hard to do when we were younger as we were too busy bringing home the bacon and at the same time taking care of the family.  As we get older, as life is slowly taking paces as if everything is slowing down including time literally, seniors now has all the time to socialize but the thing now is there is no much of someone to socialize with.  As this point in time many friends may have been lost along the way and are no longer part of your long-term friendships. 

It will be great if you have friends from the past that you still have contact with and remained friends up to the golden age. It will be best for both sides to keep in touch, calling once in a while is a good idea and meeting at least once a month will do great on both parts too.  It will also help if you invite new people, it will be more exciting still having to meet new friends and don’t worry if you think that you have nothing to do.  There will always be lots to do, such as going to a museum, to a park, movies perhaps or stay home eat and talk about books you have read, share stories and experiences. Do not frustrate yourself because possibilities are endless and new relationships as well.

If unfortunately this cannot be done anymore, don’t worry, there are senior centers that offer socialization.  Bingo may sound old and actually a traditional game to play but still fun and popular up to this day.  Everyone can still enjoy it.  Like earlier there are endless of possibilities, everyone at any age can still enjoy shopping maybe do it once in a while.  To add excitement and feel like young again, maybe you can try to choose to make it a girls’ night out or a boys’ night out so you can plan an afternoon at your favorite restaurant, then shopping afterwards.

Maybe this one is a better idea; why not lead an organization group in your area.  Know your community first, then everyday plan an activity for certain groups, each group will be composed of people who has the same interest.  For instance, a day for people who are interested in sewing or quilting, fishing for fishing lovers, or golf, books, cooking and many more.  You may not realize this but this is very important to younger generations as well, they will be learning a lot too.  Being a counselor is a very important job for your generation.

but remember don’t tire yourself and overbook just because you want some fun, always remember the things you enjoy the most.  It is still healthy to think of yourself.  And make sure that you are not doing everything by yourself; you need some hand to help you with all the chores.  If you’d do thing all by yourself, you might get tired and wont be able to enjoy yourself.

Don’t forget to invite your family and still living life to the fullest, in that way you could show them that they need not to worry about you that much. Being alone is never healthy, go out have some fun. You will definitely enjoy it.

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