The Fine Line Between Normal Forgetfulness and Dementia

Dementia is an age-related disease that affects millions of people around the world. Those with the condition experience a decline in memory and other thinking skills, to the extent where performing everyday activities becomes challenging.  It’s caused by damage to brain cells which, in turn, affects their ability to communicate with one another.Read more


Tips for Facilitating Meaningful Days for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s comes with a loss of cognitive skills on top of memory loss. This greatly limits the things an individual with this neurodegenerative condition can participate in, and requires caregivers to adopt different communication styles as the disease slowly progresses.Read more


Alleviating Arthritis Pain Naturally

Arthritis is a condition that leads to the inflammation of one or more joints. An increasingly common problem, it was found that around 350 million people around the world have it, with 40 million cases in the United States alone.Read more


Maintaining Positivity For Seniors

Old age and man have had a running feud since time immemorial. This struggle against time has provoked us to seek modern solutions for the same problem. It becomes agitating for seniors who struggle to find hope against all odds when they’re constantly seeing their life in an hourglass.Read more


3 Common Myths Regarding Long-Term Care That You Shouldn’t Believe In

Long-term care is quite common after the age of 65. We all hope we can maintain our health and vitality in old age. The truth is that after retirement there’s a 70% chance of needing support and long-term care. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average duration of long-term care is around 3 years. Women, in particular, need care for longer as compared to men.Read more


Top Ways to Help Your Senior Loved Ones Look at the Bright Side!

Elderly people are more likely to deal with mental health conditions as they age. This is especially true for those who lose partners and other valuable family members along the way.  A study predicts that the number of senior people who have mental and behavioral health problems in the US will increase to 15 million by the year 2030. Therefore, it’s important for you to nurture and check up on your senior loved ones. Make them feel cherished, loved, and wanted.Read more


Medication Risks in Seniors – What Caregivers Need to Know

Medication can be a double-edged sword for elderly people. This is because changes due to aging and disabilities can cause medication related problems (MRPs). This is why caregivers need to give importance to the precise management of daily doses.Read more


Understanding Your Aging Parent’s Grief

Aging is a natural, beautiful and gracious process; however, it does not come without its own set of trials and challenges. A lot of younger people have trouble understanding why their parents or older loved ones resent living on their own so much.

Oftentimes, when people connect with us to inquire about assisted or independent living amenities for seniors in our community, one of the reasons for doing so is loneliness. What often lies under this loneliness is a strange yet undeniable sense of grief. A heaviness of sorts.Read more


How Mentoring Helps the Elderly

Most of us know how finding a mentor can be beneficial for those who find wise and well-meaning mentors. Simply speaking, a mentor is someone who you connect with in order to learn about or improve on an aspect of yourself or your perception of things. Among other things, what makes a mentor is the fact that they have a lot more experience than you in whatever they may be mentoring you with regard to.Read more


Socializing Over 60

 

According to a government census, following the crossing of the baby boomer generation from fifty to sixty, the number of seniors living in the US has risen exponentially.

For those who are part of that age bracket and still on their feet, socializing, though not always, may be a concern.

The Importance of Human Contact

Being alone is scary. There’s no two ways about it. Furthermore, being on your own can also become dull and depressing. There may be times where you feel like the walls are closing in on you and wish there was someone around whom you could connect with.

Where many senior citizens have the privilege of being surrounded with family or friends, some of us may not be so fortunate. If you’re someone over 60 who wants to socialize, things may be a little more complicated than they are for younger folk.

There are, however, ways in which you can socialize post 60. Here’s what we’ve got!

Revisiting Old Friends

A great place to start looking for company is your past. Many of us have friends who we have been immensely close to but have lost contact with due to time and circumstance. The good thing is that social media is a great way to look up and reconnect with people you used to know.

Make a Facebook account. If you have one, look for old friends. Maybe some of them have social media accounts too and would be thrilled to reconnect!

Interest Based Socializing

Another way to meet with and connect with new people is by connecting with your interests. If you like exercise, take a class, if you want to educate yourself, look into workshops and seminars or go on a wellness retreat maybe!

Finding people who are into the same activities as you is brilliant because you’ve already got common ground. Think about stuff you used to want to do. Maybe you wanted to take a photography class or teach print making at a local school.

Find what you love doing and put yourself out a bit and you will find people.

Senior Living Spaces

If you’re someone who feels they would rather not go out of their way to socialize or someone who feels living alone is starting to become unbearable, you can always look into senior living options. Senior living centers and facilities are not just great because of the care and resources you have access to.

They also offer you opportunities to socialize and connect with people and live in an environment that is warm and feels like a community. No more sleepless nights or long hours alone in front of the television. You’ll have people just down the hallway who you might be able to socialize with!

Winding Down

As we said, socializing and human contact is both essential and healthy for anyone regardless of age. If you’ve gone over the tips above and feel you’re more interested in the last one, we’d love to have you drop by our senior living home.

We offer everything from independent and assisted living to memory care communities and other luxuries and amenities to residents from Studio City and other parts of L.A. Remember, if you’re staying with us, you’ll never be alone.