On Monday 11th July we’ll be celebrating Cheer up the Lonely Day. At Ascot Care we consider isolation prevention one of our main aims as a company. Our Care Assistants, Support Workers, Nurses and other care staff not only provide physical care but also much needed emotional support. Autophobia is the fear of being alone and amongst the elderly loneliness is a particularly significant issue. The loss of friends or family as well as other drawbacks such as illness and disability can mean that the elderly sometimes need more encouragement to engage in social activities.
Follow our steps below and participate in Cheer up the Lonely Day…
- If you know someone who could use your company, spend some time with them, make them their favourite meal, give them some encouragement and let them know that you enjoy your time with them.
- Check in on elderly neighbours and friends. Remember to engage in conversation, you could learn something from each other!
- Make an effort to learn more about the connection between mental health and loneliness and what you can do to ward of loneliness in your life and in the lives of others.
- Find out more about local events involving the elderly and encourage those you know to attend. www.ageuk.org.uk/ hold nationwide events on a weekly basis.