SENIOR SERVICES & STORIES
Community Living Services – January 2021
COMMUNITY LIVING SERVICES:
High Cost of Social Isolation for the Elderly
By Eva Veitch, Region 10 Community Living Services Program Director. Human beings are social creatures; our human connections help us survive and thrive. COVID-19 and the social distancing that has been put in place to protect us have had a huge unintended consequence, hitting the elderly especially hard. Learn how you can help.
Sharing Sunday supper through the window at a nursing home. Image, Kathryn. R. Burke.
By Sandy Walker, Lead LTC Ombudsman – Region 10. Connection Matters now more than ever. The months of restrictions on visitation in long-term care and the inability of residents, families and friends to be together during the pandemic has emphasized the importance of connection, of relationships, and the impact they have on our well-being. [Read story]
AREA AGENCY ON AGING:
Seniors’ Schemes and Scams
By Eva Veitch, Region 10 Community Living Services. The schemes and scams continue to grow and become more devious. Faudsters have figured out how to call from parts unknown and make it look like a local number so we will answer. They are very slick and have a variety of tricks they use to get you to reveal personal information, then use it to rob you blind. Yes, it happens in western Colorado every day to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. [Read more]