Late Life Transitions, Mental Wellness and the Importance of Maintaining Social Connections

Stay socially connected

  • Stay in touch with family and friends – use the phone, social media or visit in person.
  • Volunteer in your community.
  • Offer to help your neighbours – pick up the mail or take someone to an appointment or social event.

Plan for change

  • Think about the future and what can ease transitions.
  • Share your ideas and plans for change with family and friends.
  • Find information that can help you plan for changes.

Stay active, in body and mind

  • Stay physically active – go for a walk or join an exercise class.
  • Take time for a hobby or try something new.
  • Explore new ways to get around, such as the city bus or sharing a ride.

Find emotional support

  • Know what changes you can control.
  • Talk with family, friends, or a health professional if you feel sad or lonely.
  • Find helpful information at a local seniors, community or health centre.

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Organization: Employment and Social Development Canada

Type: Poster

Date published: 2017-05-05

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