Overcoming Social Isolation in Seniors

Many Canadian seniors are socially isolated, meaning they have little contact with other people and few rewarding relationships. Seniors going through a life transition, like the death of a spouse or a change in their health, are more likely to be socially isolated, as are women and seniors who live alone but far from their friends and family.

An elderly man who may be experiencing social isolation

Signs of Social Isolation in Seniors

Social isolation in seniors can lead to poor physical health, a decline in cognitive abilities, loneliness and depression. Here are some signs to look out for:

How to Overcome Social Isolation

Connecting with others is sometimes easier said than done but taking steps to stay physically and mentally active creates many opportunities for socializing. Here are some things seniors can do to overcome social isolation.

Find Out Why We’re So Great to Come Home To

Retirement communities are an excellent place to fight social isolation. With a regular schedule of activities, and numerous clubs and groups onsite, there are many ways to connect with others and get your mind and body working. If you feel isolated in your home, come live at one of our communities in British Columbia, Alberta or Quebec and discover how your life can once again be full of friends and enriching activities. Contact us today to schedule a visit or to learn more information about a community near you!