KEEPING COMPANY - MORE WAYS THAN YOU'D THINK!

There has been a rather large influx in recent years towards highlighting the plight of lonely seniors who don't tend to see other people much of the time and tend to not have many opportunities to leave their homes. In this sense, the development of supper clubs has been picking up steam, whereby individuals of varying ages get together to cook and eat dinners together once or twice a week. This can be a great way for seniors to develop new relationships and enjoy the company of other people who aren't necessarily related to them. It's been proven a number of times that the more seniors are socialized, either through things like clubs or through groups at activity centers like playing Bridge or other games, the happier and healthier they are and they lead more fulfilling lives.

If this sounds like something your friend or relative could benefit from, your local seniors group, newspapers or activity center may have more information on where to go to join an existing supper club or provide help on starting one of your own. Churches, regardless of religion, are also a great source of information on activities within the community for elderly people to partake in, and often they are hosted by the church as well for all members of the community, regardless of whether they are members of that church or not. Ensure your ageing relative gets healthy meals and makes friends and socializes though one of the fastest growing trends in elder care. 

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