Help Seniors Avoid the Holiday Blues

December 2020

During this holiday season, it’s a good time to reflect about what you’re thankful for, and chances are, family and friends are at the top of the list. However, it’s very common for seniors to deal with depression around this time of year because of loneliness. Maybe their family doesn’t live nearby or maybe losing their soul mate makes it hard to ask for help.

In 2013, a study revealed that a century ago, 70 percent of widows and widowers lived with their children, but that number has since changed to about 38 percent. This is where you can help. Do you have an elderly neighbor who might enjoy a cup of tea by your Christmas tree? Or, do you have a nursing home by your residence that you can visit?

Although this year has made visitations a bit more difficult, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t find a way to let your loved ones at Leakesville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center that you love them and you miss them. Give us a call at 601.394.2331, and we’ll work with you to make ensure that this Holiday season is a special one.


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