Senior companionship | 5 ways to reduce loneliness in the older generation

As we grow older, it can become increasingly more difficult to meet new people.

At Sentai, we understand the importance of senior companionship and are taking steps to help reduce feelings of loneliness in older generations.

Keep reading to discover 5 ways in which we can reduce loneliness for our older loved ones:

1. Start a Conversation

Starting a conversation with an older person is a simple and effective way to offer senior companionship and help to reduce loneliness.

Whether it’s someone that you meet in the supermarket or a neighbour that you greet in the mornings, striking up conversations with them can have a profound effect.

A simple hello can turn into a pleasant interaction that not only offers senior companionship but can lead to the formation of a wonderful intergenerational friendship.

2. Volunteering

Volunteering is a brilliant way to reduce loneliness for those of any age. There are plenty of opportunities available - from local committees to charity shops; your loved one is sure to find something that suits you.

When volunteering for something they enjoy, it’s much easier to meet people who share the same interests. This can make starting a friendship and finding senior companionship easier, whilst engaging in the local community.

3. Arranging Regular Visits

If your loved one is more inclined to stay at home, it’s important for you to arrange regular visits and activities in order to spend time with them and reduce loneliness.

You could start a new tradition of visiting them for dinner once a week or planning a weekly activity. This way, you and your loved one have something to look forward to each week and can form a new bond.

4. Offer Practical Help

If you know of an independent older adult who may be feeling lonely, why not offer to help them with practical tasks?

For example, if they have a list of chores they haven’t been able to get around to completing, why not pop in to help? You could mow the lawn or help them with a DIY task to help relieve them of their jobs and spend some quality time with them.

5. Senior Companionship: Explore Sentai

Having a family that lives further away, or has busy work/home lives can increase feelings of loneliness for older adults.

Without someone to regularly speak to, your loved one loses that feeling of companionship; something that is greatly needed as we age.

To help combat this, we’ve created our Sentai AI, offering senior companionship to your loved one when you can’t be there.

With the ability to connect to Amazon Alexa, Sentai can hold conversations with your loved one and help them communicate with their family and friends at the push of a button.

If you’d like to find out more about Sentai and how it can offer senior companionship for your loved ones, please contact a member of our team.
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