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The Loneliness Epidemic
Loneliness is a common feeling experienced by older adults, especially those who have lost loved ones or are no longer able to engage in activities that once brought them joy. This feeling of isolation can have negative impacts on their mental and physical health, making it important for older adults to find ways to combat loneliness and maintain social connections.
One reason that older adults may experience loneliness is the loss of loved ones. As people age, they may outlive their friends and family members, leaving them without the social support and companionship that these relationships provide. This can be particularly difficult for older adults who have spent their lives surrounded by loved ones, and may now find themselves without anyone to talk to or spend time with.
Older adults may also feel lonely due to their inability to participate in activities that they once enjoyed. As people age, they may develop physical limitations that make it difficult for them to engage in activities that they once enjoyed, such as playing sports or going for walks. This loss of ability to engage in these activities can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Fortunately, there are ways that older adults can combat loneliness and maintain social connections. Hokis is a platform that connects older adults with companions that can help them stay social. Hokis helpers are trained to provide social and emotional care that is safe and fun. Hokis helpers can also provide basic technology help to help older adults stay connected in an increasingly digital world. Loneliness is a common feeling experienced by older adults, but it is important for them to find ways to combat this isolation and maintain social connections. Hokis is here to help.