Loneliness is Common in Older Age

Anyone at any age has the potential to be very lonely in this day and age. Sadly, it is more common as we age. The CDC states, “Older adults are at increased risk for loneliness and social isolation because they are more likely to face factors such as living alone, the loss of family or […]

Elderly Connectivity through Spirituality

According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, more than half of American adults say that religion is ‘very important’ to them. For senior citizens, religious observance can help make their later years fulfilling and meaningful. If religious observation is important to your elderly or vulnerable loved one, is it crucial that you […]

The Impact of Religious Observance on Mental Health in the Elderly

Of the 325.7 million or more people in the United States, roughly 68% believe in a God, a higher power, or diety and/or belong to some organized religion. There are multitudes of studies which observe how active participation in religion affects the general populous, but what about when it comes solely to the elderly? Does […]

How to Get Elderly Family Members Involved in Local Politics

There is no shortage for the number of issues surrounding our nation and certainly not for our nation’s senior citizens, from healthcare needs to securing a better future for grandchildren. Retired persons or others above the age of 65 comprise more than 13% of the population with over 41 million people. Their influence and impact […]

How the Elderly Can Get Involved in Local Schools

As people age, retire, or move to a different city for health (which is often the case for the people we care for under EEOCIPA and RECA), they often develop a sense of longing to be part of something bigger than themselves. They still want to be valued in society and want to feel like […]