Combating Isolation

We know that proper sleep and a healthy diet fight against the common causes of death, cognitive decline and heart disease; however, many neglect another root cause of illness: loneliness.

With the ‘over 65’ population group increasing, and the number of elders without children on the rise, society is faced with an isolation problem.

An archived A Place For Mom article is more relevant today than it was when first published in October 2014. The write-up lists 20 facts that link senior risk factors to loneliness. Facebook and the connectivity that technology allows are not always the answer.

In the past, we’ve blogged about the importance of making connections and helping forge synapses in the brain. Sadly, the article points to a Statistics Canda report that indicates more than 20% of seniors live alone, without a strong base of friends, and attend fewer than one activity per month.

What Brooking Park Offers

Caregivers and families of elderly loved ones must find programs or a community that engages and stimulates their residents (mentally, spiritually, physically, emotionally).

 More than 40 Hours Per Week

On any given week, for 40+ hours a week, our uniquely caring staff provides group activities including religious services,  entertainment from outside the community, art activities, happy hour, pet therapy, exercise groups, cooking demonstrations, card games/board games, Bible study, and more.

For community involvement, questions regarding our upcoming activities, or to schedule a to tour, please contact Katie Easton and the Brooking Park team at (314) 576-5545

 

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