It is well known that as a society we are living much longer thanks to improved living conditions and health care.
While being able to reach old age is something to be thankful for, in many ways, there are several challenges facing the elderly, which we all need to pay more attention to.
These may include:
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Often it is not until we start to age ourselves or we see a loved one struggling that we sit up and take notice, but as a society, we can do more to make life easier for our ageing population.
South Wairarapa Rotary is looking for ways to increase awareness and to facilitate service to "at risk" seniors living in South Wairarapa.
Do you know someone who :
South Wairarapa Rotary is looking for ways to increase awareness of, and facilitating service to "at risk" seniors living in South Wairarapa
If you are a senior living in the South Wairarapa that is looking for support or help, no matter how big or small, please contact us by clicking the button belowConnect
If you know of individual seniors or a cohort of seniors that live in the South Wairarapa area that you think South Wairarapa Rotary can provide some help please contact us by clicking the button belowConnect
If you are an organisation that is providing support for seniors in the South Wairarapa area and think that South Wairarapa Rotary could assist you, please contact us by clicking the button belowConnect
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Help us help you or others you may know who may be needing support with:
Many older adults in our society suffer from loneliness – a painful, distressing feeling arising from perceptions of social isolation
Financial insecurity feeds on itself and accelerates because humans are sensitive to feelings of weakness and defeat.
Mobility problems may be unsteadiness while walking, difficulty getting in and out of a chair, or falls. Common in older people.
Support could include home help, assistance with personal cares, housing modifications, access to daily living aids.
If you're getting older, you may be finding it harder to cope on your own. There are support services available to support you.
Advance care planning is the process of thinking about, talking about and planning for future health care and end-of-life care.