How can they keep in contact with other humans and avoid isolation?
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A perfect set of guidelines for us all!
Sorry for your mom's loss! Most of my losses came right after high school - 100s in my clubs died in Viet Nam, traffic accidents, cancer. Not enough left of the 625 for 20-year HS Reunion to occur. Made new friends fast, but at age 80? - don't know.
She was very good at filling empty spaces. That summer she just couldn't keep up at that rate. You must have felt the same in your late teens = a much worse time to deal with so much death.
Yes! The mom of one of the guys called me in the middle of the night and yelled into the phone,"He's dead!" and hung up. Nightmares for a few weeks after that.
That is a good philosophy to use and I can see that you are moving forward. All the best to you!
Thanks, R Talloni! I've been looking for such a church for about four years now, so I will keep looking.
Thanks for your insights, tomy101. That retirement center sounds like a pretty good place.
Isolation's not chosen by Seniors bedridden in facilities & adult kids refused visits, or died (kids not abused, btw; seniors not addicts & "drunks"). In medical work, I've dealt w/ 1000s abandoned seniors in a 6-county area. New friends 70+
Patty Inglish, MS, Your question didn't imply the elderly person was ill. My grandfather lived to be 103 years old. He traveled to stay with family various members until the end. You asked (how they) can avoid isolation as if they had a choice!
Incorrect, according to grammar rules - "They" means "all people living to 100+" in this sentence, no limitations placed on "They". You didn't consider abandoned seniors. Isolated in Sr. centers can ask staff for help Happy for your grandfather!