June marks the official beginning of summer – BBQs, reunions, picnics and simply getting outside more all increase our opportunities for socializing with our family, friends, and neighbors. The importance of socialization is critical for our overall wellness – people who socialize more have been shown to be healthier than their isolated counterparts. In this edition of the Fedelta newsletter, we'll take a look at the importance of socialization and how to increase the opportunities for human connection in your life. Happy summer!
Steve Meyer Joins the Board of the Washington Home Care Association (WAHCA)
WAHCA was formed in 2005 to advance the field of private duty home care in Washington State and support member home care agencies. WAHCA is a state chapter of the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), formerly the National Private Duty Association (NPDA).
The Importance of Socialization
As human beings, we are designed, by nature, to seek out others and connect with each other. From smiling to a stranger we pass in the street, to developing a lifelong commitment to another person, human connection is, according to many philosophers, the very essence of life. Read more to discover why socializing is not only part of our nature, but necessary to overall health and well-being.
Helping Seniors Remain Social by Getting Them to Their Destination Safely
One of the reasons many seniors become less social as they age is because it is no longer safe for them to drive. Without the ability to easily get to church, the local senior center or even a restaurant, seniors become more isolated and lonely. Find out more about how some ways seniors are working to stay social without the car.
How to Stay Social in Seattle this Summer
The Seattle area is one of the best spots in the country to spend summer – the days are typically sunny and the heat and humidity are rarely oppressive. This presents a perfect opportunity for caregivers and those they're taking care of to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of a Seattle summer. Here are just a few ways both caregivers and seniors can enjoy summer in Seattle this year. Discover some popular ways to spend your time in Seattle this summer.