As we get older, sometimes the Thanksgiving and Christmas season can get more difficult. We may not be able to host the parties that we once did, or be dealing with the loss of a loved one. It is a time that many seniors feel lonely. Don't let the winter blues get you down this year, instead you can build new traditions.
Reach Out to Family
When we have lost touch with loved ones, it can be hard to be the one to reach out. But it is possible that your friend or family member may miss you just as much.
Don't leave all the social media fun to your kids. Try signing up for Facebook, and see pictures and posts from loved ones, even when they are far away. And you never know which of your old friends may be doing the same thing that you can find and reconnect with! If you are concerned about safety online or not sure where to get started, click here to read this article.
You have a whole lifetime of experience and skills! And you can still those to help others. One of the biggest ways you can feel better is my focusing on giving back. Here are several ideas:
Make New Friends
Last, but definitely not least, you can make some new friends!
Wherever you live, there are groups for seniors who are looking to connect. You can find a list of several different ones in West Michigan by city by visiting our Senior Resource page.
What about you? What is your favorite way to reconnect during the holidays?