Hello and thank you again for joining us on this week’s episode!
This week we wanted to discuss an important topic that we think gets overlooked when it comes to this time of year. Dealing with feelings of loneliness especially during the holidays.
This year has brought many challenges to all of us and with lockdowns in effect all over the globe, feelings of isolation and being alone are higher than ever in any age but also in our seniors. Being that the COVID virus has high risk factors in senior populations, this has forced many in this age group to stay home and shelter the longest.
In doing so, it has created feelings of isolation amongst many all across the world. It is now more than ever, so important to make sure we stay healthy not only physically but mentally as well. Finding ways to cope with loneliness is the best way to stay healthy mentally and to also recognize signs in others who may be struggling as well.
In This Episode You Will Learn:
1). What can lead to the feelings of loneliness during the holidays and how the pandemic and shut downs have amplified those feelings.
2). Some tips from Meredith on how to identify and help a loved one or someone who may be struggling feelings of loneliness and depression.
3). How depression and loneliness can be found regularly in the same people as a pattern and why it’s most important that these are people that we must tend to the most and get them help.
4). How regular exercise can help lift your spirits and keep your mind healthy especially during challenging times.
5). If you are having feelings of depression and loneliness, it’s important to validate those feelings so that you can better position yourself into getting help. There is always something you can do to get help!
Thank you again for joining us on this important discussion. This year has brought challenges upon us that we couldn’t have imagined and as we move into the holiday season, there will be many more that will struggle with feelings of loneliness and isolation. We want you to know that you are not alone and there are ways to get help and stay connected.
We hope you find this podcast episode helpful to you if you are struggling with loneliness or know of someone who is. We are here to help.
Stay safe, happy and healthy.