Do you know a senior in our community that could use some support?
As we move through the fall season, please take a moment to reflect on the seniors in our community. When you think about your elderly neighbor, friend or family member ask yourself if they seem okay? Do they need anything? If you think there is a need, reach out to the team at Forest Dale Home Inc. We have heard numerous stories about seniors in need, some examples are;
- An older farmer that avoids the stairs in his home because of bad knees. This means he can’t bathe in the only full washroom (on the 2nd level) in his home, so he resorts to a sponge bath in the main level half bath or kitchen.
- A senior couple having a hard time paying their oil bill in the fall / winter, so they spend less on groceries. They end up eating more processed foods versus nutritious food.
- An individual’s family has moved away, and they have no mode of transportation. Because of this they don’t have regular access to hair care, foot care or dental hygiene.
Some seniors have no family in the area and / or their spouse may have passed. This can lead to feelings of loneliness or social isolation and possibly depression. There are more examples but with this article we wanted to highlight a few to get you thinking.