Seniors and loneliness
As the Baby Boomer generation is crossing over the threshold into their Golden Years, they are facing the joys and struggles of aging. The largest population boom in U.S. history, "boomers" may have millions of members aging with them, but loneliness can still be a hardship for seniors.
According to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, senior isolation and loneliness can increase the risk of mortality in adults over 52. And while living alone does not equate to loneliness, seniors are finding their social contacts decreasing due to death, retirement, transportation challenges, and lack of mobility.
Increased isolation can make seniors vulnerable to elder abuse and depression. Living in a retirement community can help alleviate the numerous burdens seniors face daily. Shopping, cooking, house and yard maintenance, loneliness, physical care, and decreased physical and cognitive abilities can cause stress with seniors. Assisted living refocuses the idea of "enjoying your Golden Years" by eliminating many of these stressful responsibilities, giving you more time to play with others.
Imagine enjoying the gardens, without having to take care of the yard, eating a delicious meal, without cooking it, or feeling the benefits of friendships by simply walking out of your door into the community with others.
At Prestige Care Summerplace, we want your senior years to be happy, healthy, and filled with friendships. Call today to schedule a tour and see how assisted living can keep your Golden Years shining!
Prestige Care Summerplace
15727 N.E. Russell St. Portland, OR 97230