Boredom & Loneliness in Seniors

We know that as our family members age, their care needs may change over time. Many seniors are able to live independently in their own homes, however, may need help with transportation, health care, or other support and services in order to maintain their independence. It is important for older adults to not only have their daily physical needs met, such as grocery shopping and meal preparation, help taking medication, or housekeeping, but also their emotional and mental health needs met. Boredom and loneliness are important quality of life issues that many older adults face. If not addressed, they can lead to a deep depression. Many older adults have lived active and full lives, and may suddenly face illness, injury or mobility issues that no longer allow them to participate in many of the activities they once enjoyed. Do you have an older adult family member and are concerned that they are bored or lonely? Are you looking for caring, trustworthy and affordable companionship providers in your community for a loved one? Are you looking for stimulating activities that you yourself, or a family member can take part in to help avoid boredom or loneliness? Kinjunxion has many resources that can help.

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Depression in the Elderly

Depression in the Elderly examines theoretical aspects of depression, its symptoms and risk factors, ageing, old age and the elderly, the families of depressed old people, and practical aspects resulting from quantitative and qualitative research on a significant sample of old people from the point of view of the main psycho-social factors involved in depression in the elderly: sudden retirement, losses (of the partner, of the adult child, of social status, of health), poverty, loneliness, and social isolation. This book will appeal to a wide and diversified range of professionals, such as social workers, psychologists, doctors, academics, researchers, priests and students, as well as people aged over 50 and families willing to help their ageing relatives avoid depression. The book will be of use to both professionals in the field of social work and for people preparing to make a step forward in life.

Seniors on the Internet

Correlation Between Levels of Depression and Time Spent in Communications Activities, Information-Gathering Activities, and Personal Transactions

This dissertation studied the correlation between the number of hours spent by seniors on the internet in three categories of online activities and the seniors' levels of depression. The subjects were men and women age fifty-five and older living in an active retirement community. The three categories of online activities were communications activities, information-gathering activities, and personal transactions. Number of hours spent online was measured by a self-reporting questionnaire. Level of depression was measured by administration of the Beck Depression Inventory-II. Spearman's rho was used as the correlation coefficient. Level of significance was .05. No significant correlation was found between the variable level of depression and the three categories of online activities. Further research is required to determine whether there is in fact no significant correlation or whether the failure to find a significant correlation was due to the circumstances of the subjects, the selection of instruments for the study, the administration of the instruments, or other research design factors.

Almost Alcoholic

Is My (or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem?

Determine if your drinking is a problem, develop strategies for curbing your intake, and measure your progress with this practical, engaging guide to taking care of yourself. Every day, millions of people drink a beer or two while watching a game, shake a cocktail at a party with friends, or enjoy a glass of wine with a good meal. For more than 30 percent of these drinkers, alcohol has begun to have a negative impact on their everyday lives. Yet, only a small number are true alcoholics--people who have completely lost control over their drinking and who need alcohol to function. The great majority are what Dr. Doyle and Dr. Nowinski call "Almost Alcoholics," a growing number of people whose excessive drinking contributes to a variety of problems in their lives.In Almost Alcoholic, Dr. Doyle and Dr. Nowinski give the facts and guidance needed to address this often unrecognized and devastating condition. They provide the tools toidentify and assess your patterns of alcohol use;evaluate its impact on your relationships, work, and personal well-being;develop strategies and goals for changing the amount and frequency of alcohol use;measure the results of applying these strategies; andmake informed decisions about your next steps.

Later Life

The Realities of Aging

An interdisciplinary introduction to the aging process which uses symbolic interactionism as the main theoretical perspective. Accessible, interdisciplinary coverage with chapters covering a variety of subject matter areas from biology to psychology, from economics to sociology, from political science to religion. Utilizes symbolic interaction perspective to explain behavior problems and an individual's adaptations associated with the process of aging.

Loneliness in Later Life

Loneliness in Later Life concerns the personal and social changes associated with ageing, a topic which is becoming increasingly popular as the number of those in the Third Age themselves reaches unprecedented levels. It analyses the nature of loneliness, clearly distinguishing it from the experience of solitary living, which in its turn is explored, and valued. Through an examination of material drawn from literature and moderen research, including the author's own experience, the book arrives at the happy conclusion that older people are not in general, lonelier than when younger.

Going Solo

The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

A sociologist explores the demographic rise in people who are living alone, including interviews with young professionals, middle-aged singles, the divorced and the elderly and discovers that they are more engaged in social and civic life than their married counterparts. 25,000 first printing.

Smart Health

International Conference, ICSH 2017, Hong Kong, China, June 26-27, 2017, Proceedings

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the International Conference for Smart Health, ICSH 2017, held in Hong Kong, China,in June 2017.The 18 full papers and 13 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selectedfrom 38 submissions. They focus on studies on the principles, approaches, models, frameworks, new applications, and effects of using novel information technology to address healthcare problems and improve social welfare.

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition

Focusing on the broad but practical notions of how to care for the patient, The Encyclopedia of Elder Care, a state-of-the-art resource features nearly 300 articles, written by experts in the field. Multidisciplinary by nature, all aspects of clinical care of the elderly are addressed. Coverage includes acute and chronic disease, home care including family-based care provisions, nursing home care, rehabilitation, health promotion, disease prevention, education, case management, social services, assisted living, advance directives, palliative care, and much more! Each article concludes with specialty web site listings to help direct the reader to further resources. Features new to this second edition: More extensive use of on-line resources for further information on topics Thoroughly updated entries and references Inclusion of current research in geriatrics reflecting evidence-based practice New topics, including Assisted Living, Nursing Home Managed Care, Self-Neglect, Environmental Modifications (Home & Institution), Technology, Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychoactive Medications, Pain--Acute and Chronic Still the only reference of it kind, The Encyclopedia of Elder Care will prove to be an indispensable tool for all professionals in the field of aging, such as nurses, physicians, social workers, counselors, health administrators, and more.

Distributed, Ambient, and Pervasive Interactions

Third International Conference, DAPI 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Distributed, Ambient, and Pervasive Interactions, DAPI 2015, held as part of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2015, held in Los Angeles, CA, USA, in August 2015, jointly with 15 other thematically conferences. The total of 1462 papers and 246 posters presented at the HCII 2015 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4843 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. This volume contains papers addressing the following major topics: designing and developing intelligent environments; natural interaction; design and development of distributed, ambient and pervasive interactions; smart devices, objects and materials; location, motion and activity recognition; smart cities and communities; and humor in ambient intelligence.

The New Retirementality

Planning Your Life and Living Your Any Age You Want

Stop making a living and start making a life with The New Retirementality When Mitch Anthony first presented the concept of a new way of thinking about retirement in 2000, it was novel and many critics didn't buy into it. Originally written to get the attention of baby boomers who were approaching 55, Mitch started a revolution by showing people why they needed to have a new attitude about retirement–a "new retirementality." More than a decade later, most of us are facing a very different retirement reality than previous generations–failing pensions, an endangered social security system, and inadequate savings. We have been forced to face the reality of a retirement that may never happen, or one that will take place much later in life than ever expected. Circumstances are redefining what it means to retire, and The New Retirementality, Fourth Edition is your roadmap. While most books focus on a "number," this reliable resource shows you that attitude is also an essential part of the equation–if you want to succeed you need both means and meaning. Includes new research and studies on the latest retirement realities, as well as introduce readers to Mitch's newest concept, investing toward a greater Return on Life™ Discusses what it means to retire on purpose, the expanding role of work in retirement, and how to self-direct your future by becoming your own benefits director Written by top financial planner Mitch Anthony Filled with engaging anecdotes and inspirational suggestions, this book will motivate you to rethink the meaning of retirement and put you in a better position to enjoy the new retirementality you deserve.

Start Your Own Senior Services Business

Adult Day-Care, Relocation Service, Home-Care, Transportation Service, Concierge, Travel Service

The senior population is multiplying by the millions! In fact, during the next 25 years, the senior population in America is expected to double — growing faster than the total population in every state. This means one thing: a tremendous opportunity for aspiring and compassionate entrepreneurs. From providing adult daycare or homecare to transportation or concierge needs, this guide covers today’s most requested services within the 65-and-older market. Readers learn, step by step, how to choose the right opportunity for them, legally and financially establish their business, acquire licenses and certifications, set policies and procedures, and much more! Priceless insight, advice, and tips from practicing senior care professionals help aspiring entrepreneurs to discover their specialty from within one of six growing areas of interest — adult daycare, relocation services, homecare, transportation services, concierge, and travel service; design a business to suit customers’ demographics and special needs; set rates; create a support staff who will facilitate success; use effective marketing and advertising to get the word out; build valuable business partnerships that lead to referrals; and plan for future growth. A record number of seniors are seeking help, and this guide is the key to starting a senior care service today!

Guidance and Support in Caring for the Elderly

Senior housing

Senior Services

Senior Travelers

Gay Seniors 50 and Older

Yoga for Seniors

Senior Resources

Senior Fitness

Senior and Geriatric Pets

Gay Seniors Bisexual Men

senior companions

Senior Women's Book Club

Meandering Mohawks Camping Club - Mailing Address

Camping activities are held with member chapters across Southern Ontario from May to October.
* major spring and fall campouts include chapters in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes
* annual "Campventions" held in Canada and the United States
* a chapter of the Family Campers and RVers (FCRV) and a member of the Ontario Provincial Association (OPA)
* Burlington chapter is actively involved in environmental preservation, conservation and clean-up activities
* meetings include speakers on camping and general interest topics

United Senior Citizens of Ontario - Burlington Club 9 - Mailing Address

Seniors social club primarily for cards (bridge and euchre)
* refreshments served after card games
* hosts annual Christmas dinner and windup dinner

Appleby United Church - East Burlington Seniors Lunch

All seniors are welcome to come out for a healthy, nutritious and tasty lunch, as well as an opportunity for fellowship and socialization with other seniors, and occasional speakers or entertainment.

Provided in partnership with four other local churches (Holy Cross Lutheran, Pineland Baptist, St. Elizabeth's Anglican and St. Patrick's Catholic).

Bronte Horticultural Society

A gardening group.
* members participate in annual district and Provincial conventions
* members volunteer to do community gardening at Sovereign House, Oakville Senior Centre (upon request)

Seniors for Seniors

Offers mature companions who assist seniors in the following capacities:
* Personal and homemaking companions
* Driver companions
* Live-in companions
* Overnight assistance
* House cleaners
* Drop-in companions
* In-home personal support

Seniors for Seniors

Offers mature companions who assist seniors in the following capacities:
* Personal and homemaking companions
* Driver companions
* Live-in companions
* Overnight assistance
* House cleaners
* Drop-in companions
* In-home personal support

Flamborough Seniors

A seniors' club.

Hamilton. Healthy & Safe Communities Department, Recreation Division - Club 60 Seniors

Offers drop-in programs to older adults living in the community. Weekly activities include euchre ($3), cribbage ($3), table shuffleboard ($1), 4 and 6 handed bid euchre ($3.25), bridge ($3.25) and yoga chair exercise ($2).

Halton. Social and Community Services - Assisted Living / Supports for Daily Living Program, Oakville - John R Rhodes Seniors Residence - Oakville - John R Rhodes Seniors Residence

Provides the Supports for Daily Living program to the residents of John R. Rhodes Seniors Residence and eligible individuals living in the surrounding Kerr Street neighbourhood

Support can include, but is not limited to:
* personal care including showering
* dressing/undressing
* assistance with pre-measured medication
* reassurance
* safety checks

Those who qualify for personal care services may also be eligible for:
* light housekeeping
* laundry
* assistance with meal services

Other locations for Supportive Housing/Supports for Daily Living Projects managed by the Region of Halton.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - Weight Related Support Group - Milton Chapter

Inspires to achieve and maintain weight-loss through healthy lifestyle choices
* weekly private weigh-in followed by program meeting
* weight goals set by member and his/her doctor

Burlington. Clerks Department - Burlington Seniors Advisory Committee - Burlington City Hall

This advisory committee:
* provides insights to council on behalf of Burlington seniors regarding current issues, emerging concerns and issues such as transportation, isolation, affordability and service delivery
* provides input as requested to City staff and the Halton Region's Older Adult Advisory Committee
* responds to seniors' needs, subject to the evolution of relationships with other groups, such as the Burlington Civic Panel
* works toward identified goals in an annual work plan including hosting seniors discussion forums, support of strategic planning for development of local seniors services, public information

Its goal is to actively promote the well being and the quality of life for the seniors of the Burlington community.

Burlington Seniors Community - Mailing Address

Provides information, education, recreation, and social interaction for seniors