Isolation among seniors hurts more than anything else. Engaging socially is important for the elderly. Socialization is a way to build new relationships, adjust perceptions, and have fun. Not only this, social engagement might help keep seniors from depression.
So, how do you engage the elderly in social activities? To help get seniors to participate in social activities:
- identify and remove the barriers to participation
- Encourage a feeling that the activity is useful or relevant
- Have a peer invite the senior to participate
Read on to get a more in-depth idea of how to get seniors to be more socially engaged.