Friday, 03 February 2017

Here’s Why You Should Call Your Grandparents



Social Isolation and Loneliness amongst the elderly are problems that are far too common and have serious implications. The fact that 2 out of 5 older people in the UK (4 million people) report the television as their main, if not only, form of company--reflects the extent of loneliness and solitude people experience.

Is your grandparent or elderly loved one 1 of these 4 million lonely people?

A lack of human contact or connection can increase a person's likelihood of mortality by 26%. Further, loneliness is as detrimental to a person's health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day or complete physical inactivity and obesity. Thus, loneliness does not only affect a person's emotional and mental well-being but their physical health as well.

If these facts and statistics are not enough to convince you of your responsibility to end loneliness amongst your elderly loved ones, the simple fact that you owe it to them to care for them should be. It is easy for us to become preoccupied with our own lives and forget about our grandparents. It may even be easy for us to forget how they spoiled us, loved us and cared for us when we needed them most. But, it is our responsibility to step up and be there for them when they need us most. Leaving grandparents to a life in which they are isolated and alone is a punishment they do not deserve.

Battling Social Isolation and Loneliness can start with one simple step - pick up the phone and call your loved ones today. It will mean the world to them to know you took time out of your day for them.

Join Vida in battling Social Isolation and Loneliness by sharing this video with the hashtag #endloneliness to spread awareness on the effects of social isolation on the elderly.

Remember - Christmas may be over, but your loved ones' need for companionship isn't.

Website: www.vida.co.uk
Phone: 0203 653 0321


Forgot your password?
Click to read our digital edition
Place-Classified-advert-336
TLR-advert-May2014-336

Housemother, Matron
Set in 110 acres in the lea of the Malvern Hills, The Elms School is a co-educational day and boarding school for 170 children from the ages of 3-13. [...]

APPLY NOW


Sheltered Housing Manager
The Sheltered Housing Manager is responsible for delivering a high quality service to support residents’ continued independence in a caring and supportive environment, working closely with colleagues and other agencies. [...]

APPLY NOW


Live-in Filipino-speaking Maid, Housekeeper
We are seeking a discreet, proactive Filipino-speaking person to work as a Lady's Maid in a country home. You should have high standards of housekeeping and laundry. [...]

APPLY NOW


Live-out Nanny
Our client requires a proficient and professional Nanny to join their home near Chester on a live out basis. The hours and days of work will be worked out by way of a rota with some overnight stays required. [...]

APPLY NOW


Live-in Couple
Our client requires an experienced and dedicated couple to join their new home in Surrey. [...]

APPLY NOW



MORE JOBS LIKE THESE
Lady-directory-button-NEW

Horoscopes

What the stars have in store for you this week.2017

Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter