For some people, the holiday season is the best part of the year. For others, it’s more challenging. A 2017 AARP Foundation survey found that 31 percent of all adults have felt lonely during the holidays at some point over the past five years. Holiday celebrations can also bring groups of people together that may cause tense situations and disagreements.
If these are common experiences for you or someone you love, check out these two resources and more from Hello4Health™.
- Loneliness during the holidays – how to cope: If you or a loved one is at risk of feeling alone this holiday season, now is the time to act with these simple steps.
- Keep the peace – avoiding disagreements at family get-togethers: Learn how you can help diffuse tense situations and keep the peace this holiday season.
The holiday season can be especially hard on older adults in our community. Check out the Hello4Health™ ‘Send a smile to an older adult’ activity for tips on how to send a simple card, note or greeting to prevent loneliness for an older adult this season.