The Facts:11.3 million seniors live alone, according to the Institute on Aging. Of older adults living outside of nursing homes, nearly one third of them live alone. Who is most at risk? Women. They are twice as likely as older men to live by themselves. And as age increases, so does the likelihood of living alone. Helping is an easy call to make!
Call a Senior
Texting is an easy way to keep in touch, but sometimes picking up the phone is the best way to get the job done. Call a senior parent, relative, or neighbor and be a caring voice on the other end of the line.
Is small talk a struggle for you? Here are some tips to get the conversation started:
Ask them about their family, such as their grandchildren.
Ask them about hobbies or recent activities.
Ask them for advice. Older adults have a lot of life experience, and you could benefit from their wisdom.
Now you’re ready to dial in some care.