While being lonely affects people across all spectrums, it is true that as we age we tend to become more isolated from friends and family, whether due to moving or to health issues. This isolation can cause feelings of loneliness and depression, both of which can grow to be more pronounced during the holiday season.
The good news is that there is technology that can combat this by providing real-time companionship across the miles. Do you remember that old commercial that claimed the telephone was the next best thing to being there? Visit our communications page to find and download the Skype App, it truly makes your mobile phone – and many other electronic devices – the next best thing. Never again does anyone have to miss the big or small moments of loved ones’ lives just because they can’t be there in person.
There are many other worthwhile Apps on our communications page that can help people stay in touch and provide a measure of companionship for friends and family far and wide. Some are specific to the senior population but most are of value to everyone. So download some Apps and spend more time making memories with those you love this holiday season.