Nearly 6 percent of seniors in the United States (excluding nursing home residents) are homebound. Most often, that’s because illness or physical impairments keep them from leaving their homes. But a 20-year-old medical student in Scotland has a fresh approach — and is making a difference for homebound seniors in his community.More
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Can something as simple as singing in a community choir really affect well-being? A growing body of research shows it can. While isolation can impair physical, mental and emotional health, singing together creates a sense of connectedness and joy. In this video, Edith, 87, Frances, 71, and Ron, 64, talk about how singing in a community choir has improved their lives.More
Arts programs are an effective and engaging way to connect to new friends, stay healthy, and find new purpose.More
“When you talk to strangers, you’re making beautiful interruptions into the expected narrative of your daily life — and theirs,” says Kio Stark. In this delightful talk, Stark explores the overlooked benefits of pushing past our default discomfort when it comes to strangers and embracing those fleeting but profoundly beautiful moments of genuine connection.More
Falls prevention is isolation prevention. Staying healthy, active, and mobile helps reduce your chances of becoming isolated. A fall can lead to disabling injuries or isolating fear. This video from NCOA shares information about effective ways to improve strength and prevent falls.More
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