Cape Gazette: Griswold Home Care Says Check in on Seniors
Griswold Home Care says check in on seniors As the holiday season quickly approaches, many will struggle with increased feelings of loneli-ness - especially seniors, who spend more time alone than the average adult. According to Meals on Wheels America, one in four U.S. seniors lives alone. Isolation can cause detrimental health issues, including heightened risk of heart disease, dementia and premature death. The holidays also bring their own challenges for isolated seniors, as they may struggle with increased lack of mobility and grief over lost loved ones. In September, the Jean Griswold Foundation partnered with Meals on Wheels America to tackle the senior isolation epidemic. We at Griswold Home Care have seen firsthand how companionship improves one's well-being, and we're proud to support an organization that shares our mission of helping people live fulfilling lives at home. This season, we encourage you to join our efforts by check-ing on your aging loved ones often.
- Beth Copeland Director Griswold Home Care of Sussex and Kent counties