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Caring for Seniors in Your Community: Resources to Guide You

Updated: Jul 28



Growing older can be a bittersweet process for many seniors. While they look forward to the rest and relaxation that comes with retirement, there is often a sense of mourning and sadness that can settle over them.

It’s during this time that seniors need help from their community more than ever. If you are interested in caring for the seniors in your community, here are a few resources to help you get started.

Injury Prevention for Seniors

Slips and falls in the home are one of the leading causes of emergency department visits for seniors. A person can go from feeling perfectly healthy to managing an array of serious health conditions just because of a fractured hip, broken leg, or head injury.

The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent Them

14 Exercises for Seniors to Improve Strength and Balance Safety Materials for People Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing

If You Are Feeling Sick, Avoid the Germs at the Doctor's Office and Schedule a Virtual Care Visit

Taking a Stand Against Senior Isolation

Senior isolation happens when an older adult finds him or herself without many social outlets — and without the support or motivation to find them. Loneliness can be a silent killer; recent research shows that isolation carries a higher overall risk of mortality for seniors.

14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

The Importance of Socializing for Seniors 6 Affordable Senior Transportation Options

Financial Health for Seniors

Seniors are typically on a fixed income during retirement, but many seniors fall into the low-income category. Because of this, it’s wise to help them budget accordingly so they’re on secure financial ground.

Tips for Helping Seniors Budget on a Fixed Income

Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

For Some Seniors. Selling Their Home Can Help with Expenses

Daily Health for Seniors

Exercise and healthy eating are also important factors when it comes to the well-being of seniors. Daily physical activity and nutritious foods go a long way toward overall health.

5 Benefits of Walking for Seniors' Health Elderly Nutrition 101: Ten Foods to Keep You Healthy

Help Them Connect with Grocery Delivery Services

Starting a Community Garden Could Help Feed Seniors

Spiritual and Emotional Health for Seniors

Caring for the physical and emotional well-being of seniors is an important part of building and sustaining the community. However, as the body grows weak, sometimes the spirit needs greater support and encouragement, too.

Religion and Spirituality in Older Adults

Seven Ways to Involve Older People in Your Church

Medicare Coverage of Mental Health Services

Supporting the seniors in your community can be a rewarding way to improve the lives of others. Learn about the issues facing seniors so you can take a leading role in caring for the seniors in your community.

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