Connections are very important for people of all ages. Connections with other people help ward off feelings of loneliness and depression and improve overall health.
Here at Eskaton, we understand the importance of connections in improving quality of life. We are constantly seeking new ways to help residents stay connected to the people in their lives and to also make new connections.
Ways for Seniors to Get Connected, Stay Connected and Make New Connections
To a large degree, the concept of connectivity has evolved in the last two decades. The internet and its widespread use have made the world a considerably smaller place—allowing friends and family to remain connected and included in daily lives from miles and miles away. It also makes it easier than ever to keep up with the latest news headlines so you always know what’s going on in the world.
Our technology department is here to help all new residents set up their computers, tablets, and other devices and install the appropriate software to keep you connected to your loved ones and the world around you. We’ll even teach you how to use your equipment for things like FaceTime, Skype, email, social media and more so you can keep up with your family wherever they may be.
Making New Connections
Being connected isn’t all about maintaining existing connections. You need frequent opportunities to meet new people and make new connections. Eskaton offers an intergenerational program partnering residents with local school children so they can learn from each other.
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The relationship is mutually beneficial and helps to develop mutual respect between the generations while sharing knowledge, developing sense of purpose, and breaking down cultural, social, and entertainment barriers. The experience is one that is extraordinary for the children and adults involved, and we are so proud of this program’s success.
Moving to an independent living community doesn’t require you to give up old connections. It simply offers a wealth of new connections for you to experience and enjoy. At Eskaton, we seek to bridge communication gaps and help you find countless opportunities to make new connections in the world around you.