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An uplifting conversation can make your day. Think of how much a cheerful voice lifts your spirit. Comfort Calls from Counseling Conversations can do just that. Vicki will be delighted to give you an encouraging, supportive and friendly chat whenever you schedule a call. It is a simple way to add to your support system. Talking with a caring person has proven to relieve loneliness, reduce stress and take away the blues. It also makes a great Gift Idea for someone you care about. Break the silence…..Try it Today!
In this age with just a click the computer mouse or a tap on your cell phone, we can communicate with family or a friend, just about anywhere. But new research suggests that we as a society are lonelier than we have ever been in the past.
The group that feels the strongest sting of loneliness is often seniors and the elderly.
Here are some of the more recent findings regarding loneliness and aging Americans:
Family caregivers are often so overwhelmed that they pay little attention to deep, engaging communication between a senior and the rest of the family.
Bobbie Smith, a professional caregiver for Home Instead Senior Care, who has more than six decades worth of experience taking care of the elderly under her belt, echoed this sentiment in the article on Elder Loneliness Epidemic She says that “the modern trend of the breakdown of family relationships—like those between grandparent and grandchild—has caused many elderly people to feel as though they have been "pushed to the side," and forgotten about,” a quote from Ms. Smith
Smith, winner of Home Instead's 2012 Caregiver of the Year Award, is optimistic that this situation can be rectified. "It's so easy to combat loneliness in the elderly. But caregivers have to be willing to get up and make it happen," stated Bobbie Smith from the aforementioned article.
(Here is a list found in the article, “The Elder Loneliness Epidemic)
A regular comfort call by a loved one or caregiver can give family members a break while engaging the elder in a social activity. Think of how much an Upbeat, Caring and Supportive call can brighten someone’s day. A befriending call can add to a senior’s support system. It engages their mind, brings a smile to their face and uplifts their mood. A happy person is less likely to feel isolated or deserted.
Setting up a regular Comfort Call is Easy as 1, 2, 3. Go to www.counselingguidance.com and agree to terms. Then book an appointment for a paid phone call and your loved one will receive a call at the convenient time.
Comfort Calls is a pleasant way to elevate the epidemic of Elder Loneliness. Reach out to those you know who are older and help make these later years a memorable and happy part of their lives.