Yesterday was Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and to honor the elders in our community, we will be discussing ways to maintain healthy relationships in older adulthood. Healthy relationships are a significant factor in our overall health and well-being and can lead to better health outcomes and feelings of connection and belonging in older adulthood.
As you age, you may find it more difficult to stay connected and develop deep bonds with other people. This may be due to the loss of a partner or friends, being far away from family, or a number of other factors. Shrinking social circles and a loss of connection can lead to feelings of isolation and lower your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. However, there are many steps you can take to develop and maintain healthy relationships and strong ties with your community! By working toward developing these connections and relationships, you can combat loneliness and isolation, and instead promote your health and wellbeing as you age.
Stay tuned throughout the next few days, as we share tips to help you or a loved one maintain healthy relationships in older adulthood!