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COMMITMENT TO COMBAT SENIORS LONELINESS
According to the US Census Bureau Statistics, about 30.1% (11.4 million) of all non institutionalized older person live alone.
About 8.3 million women (38.8% of older women) and 3.0 million men (18.7%). Statistics indicated the percentages of elderly living alone increases with age. For example, 49% of women 75 and older lived alone.
Loneliness is more common among older adults than it is among younger people. Because of deaths of spouses and friends, role changes such as retirement, and deliberate attemps to "peel" their social networks to include only people they feel close to, older adults typically do not have as many people in their social circles as younger people do.
Dangers of loneliness
Loneliness is a serious issue among seniors. The US Census Bureau's latest revealed that a lone person inhabits nearly one of every four households in the country.
The study by the American Sociological Review release a Report findings that average Americans rely on only two friends with whom they feel comfortable confiding in or discussing serious issues. The National Institute of Mental Health noted that in 2004, nearly 16% of suicide deaths were individuals over 65 years of age.
Family contact plans are a great way to communicate with elderly family members whether you live around the corner or several states away.
Loneliness, boredom and lack of self-confidence or self worth lead many seniors to contemplate suicide, especially males over the age of 65. American Sociological Review reports that "Friends of the Elderly", says, "People that lack a solid social network of family and friends, or who have few social skills to develope relationships, are more likely to experience loneliness and in turn isolation." However, "thanks to modern technological develolpments, there are ways to combat not only loneliness, but also isolation for the elderly.
The new technology of internet access and social connection platforms, the elderly can banish the threats that come from isolation, and improve their health with a few e-mails, some posts on Facebook, a tweet or two and some Google searching.
Research taken of elderly's setting out to examine the relationship between Internet use and depression among retired Americans age 50 years or older, the findings were unequivocally positive.
* Internet use reduces the probability of a depression categorization for older adults by about 20-28%.
* The effects of Internet use on depression are large and positive, resolving at least to some extent, the lack of evidence supporting the Internet's impact on depression among older adults.
HHCEO. Free Help Education Organization is committed to provide various Internet learning to Combat Seniors loneliness, depression and to increase social connection.
Our focus is to be ONE STOP INFORMATION RESOURCE WEBSITE FOR SENIORS..
Through the continual support and generosity of public support, We are committed to serve the impoverished seniors to combat poverty and illiteracy, to increase seniors enrichment of life.
Our ongoing HANDS-ON COMPUTER EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY CLASSES AT ROSELANI RETIREMENT PLACE, Kahului, Maui, since 2013, brought joy ane empowerment to over 800 Seniors of Maui community. Call 808-568-2626 for Information and pre-Registration.