Monthly Archives: December 2018

Aging by Yourself Doesn’t Mean You Have to be Lonely

Today’s society holds marriage up as something we should all strive for. Unfortunately, this means they don’t understand people who don’t get married, as well as those who get divorced or become widowed because they live alone. What they fail to understand is that you can still feel “lonely” even when you’re in a relationship. This is especially true if your relationship is unhappy or lacks communication. This doesn’t mean that those who choose to live alone don’t get lonely. What it means is that Read More +

How to Effectively Communicate with the Elderly

Many elderly persons struggle with general communication skills like hearing, reading, and writing. We must do this in a way that’s different than how we’d talk to our peers because they’re harder to understand and are influenced by environmental changes too. How to Talk to the Elderly When engaging in senior communication there are a few things you should do: Maintain eye contact Speak clearly Be direct Don’t multitask – since they don’t live in a fast paced world they’re not accustomed to this and Read More +

What you Should Know About the Flu Shot

It’s that time of the year again when we start hearing all about how and why we should get our annual flu shots. Unfortunately, there are many people who are afraid to get these shots today. Typically, such fears are based on myths, half-truths, and fictitious ideas that they’ve either heard or read. Once these things are addressed and you understand why it’s a good idea to get your shot, hopefully you’ll be ready to make an appointment to do so. Getting Sick Because of Read More +