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How To Advocate and Support Older Relatives Dealing With Isolation

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Think of one person in your life who is older and isolated, and initiate a way to connect with them – via a phone call, a card, a gift, or any other idea you may have. You can change the course of their day with this one simple act.

Jenny Reynolds, Owner, Graceful Guidance Care Management

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What do we do if our loved one is isolated? It’s a time when many family members are feeling helpless and aren’t sure where to turn. We sat down with Jenny Reynolds, Owner of Graceful Guidance Care Management, to learn her tips and tricks to have peace of mind and stay connected with your loved one.

  • Hear how connection can be like a ‘virtual coffee’ cup of support
  • Find out what to do if your loved one is in a senior living community
  • Learn the tips for staying connected with the appropriate person or care staff
  • Understand how you can ‘sweeten’ their ‘virtual coffee’ from afar

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Mavericks of Senior Living is sponsored by Serenity App, Inc. and Assured Assisted Living. This episode was produced by Katherine Wells and Francis LeGasse.   You can subscribe to Mavericks for Senior Living on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher. You can also find us on TwitterFacebook, or via email at challenges@mavericksofseniorliving.

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