Social interaction is vital to all humans, we simply need connectedness. Due to COVID-19, people are struggling to find meaning in their lives while being isolated and this is especially true for our senior population.
Studies show loneliness leads to bad habits: people are more likely to drink, smoke or ignore physical activity. Loneliness is also a factor in declining cognition. For many Baby Boomers who were living vibrant, socially exciting lives just a few months ago, the continued existence of the coronavirus and social isolation is taking its toll.
Living during a pandemic is difficult, but at Beaverton Lodge, we have found ways to adhere to coronavirus protocols like social distancing, limited groupings and masks while maintaining strong friendships and a sense of community. Within the state guidelines, our activities coordinator has set up social distancing exercise groups and other safe social activities to keep our residents engaged. Moreover, our two outside gazebos are utilized for family visits.
If you are concerned for your parent, now is the perfect time to explore how community living can enrich their lives. Our dedicated staff checks in with residents daily and meals are safely brought to their doors. Community interaction is still ongoing with precautions and our residents are looking forward to the time when they will be able to dine together again. For the time being, we are working diligently to keep not only the coronavirus, but loneliness at bay with smiles, friendly hellos, check-ins, chats and the daily interactions that keep us connected.
Call today to find out how Beaverton Lodge can make a positive difference.
12900 S.W. Ninth Street
Beaverton, Oregon, 97005