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Helpful Tips for Visiting Seniors Over the Holidays

Dec 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM / Chris Harper Chris Harper

Visiting with seniors over the holidays? Here are some helpful tips.

One of my favorite things about working in senior living at The Arbor Company is that we put our focus on helping people—seniors, families, caregivers. Of course, we’re here for our residents and their families every day, but we also try to help the people who don’t live in our communities. Whether it be answering your questions about senior health and wellbeing or helping you understand the senior living options out there, our goal is to help you navigate this aging process (whether you move into one of our communities or not).

This week, we got to take that help a step further, as we were featured on the TV show “Atlanta & Company.” Michelle Hamilton and I talked with host Christine Pullara about things that you can look for when visiting with your senior loved ones over the holidays.

Here’s a quick recording of our interview:

 

 

Here’s the thing about the holidays: even with the hustle and bustle of getting the turkey cooked and the presents wrapped, life slows down a bit during this holiday period. And that slowdown is the perfect time to pause and look around as you observe how the seniors in your life are doing. You just might pick up on some things that you wouldn’t ordinarily see. 

Maybe you observe things and find out that everything is great. If so, that’s wonderful!

But if you do notice some little changes or red flags, where do you go from there?

Moreover, what should you even be looking for?

Well, that’s why we created our free Home for the Holidays guide. It gives you some quick and easy tips for things to watch for during your holiday gatherings and visits. Then, it offers some advice for next steps.

 I highly recommend you download this guide and share it with your friends or other family members who could also use this information.

 No matter what you celebrate, from all of us at The Arbor Company, we hope that you have a great holiday time with your family. If there’s anything we can do to answer your questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!  

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Chris Harper

Chris Harper

As the vice president of communications for The Arbor Company, Chris is responsible for digital marketing, public relations, technology and design.

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