Living Longer, Living Better
Everyone needs relationships. No one thrives alone.
Almon Adam is a prime example of that. As he ages, loneliness has become a growing concern for his family and friends.
But a new program called Kin Ministry is helping him connect with a trusted volunteer and with family members.
As the nation’s leading not-for-profit provider of senior care and services, the Good Samaritan Society has 96 years of experience helping people find meaning and purpose in all stages of life. We can help you, too.
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Send a note to a resident
It always feels good to know someone cares.
You can help our residents feel loved by sending a note to someone who lives at a Good Samaritan Society location.
Loneliness isn’t just a feeling. It can cause depression, anxiety, chronic pain, sleep problems and other health issues. But pursuing interests and being social can alleviate some of these concerns.
Consider printing and sharing this information with caregivers and others in your life.
Stay safe online
Your great-uncle got a voice-controlled device for Christmas. Now he can play music, control his smart home, get information and — his favorite — get the latest weather forecast, all with a simple voice command.
And it’s not just your great-uncle embracing internet technology. It’s his entire generation. According to the Pew Research Center, more than 66 percent of people over age 65 are online. In the 50-64 range, it goes up to 87 percent. In other words, just about everyone you know is online.
This begs the question: With all of his newfound power, how do you help keep him safe online?
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