As you grow older, you may not have as many opportunities to socialize as you did when you were younger. This could be because of various reasons like retirement, tight finances, limiting physical conditions and/or low mood. However, studies have shown that social interaction benefits the elderly in many ways. It helps them stay sharp, healthy and even ward off diseases like dementia. Maintaining interpersonal relationships can help to maintain good emotional health.
Connect is a platform that provides an opportunity for interactions among the elderly and the caregivers of elderly. It aims at building a strong community which will work to enhance the emotional, social and cognitive functioning of its members. Through the interactions on this community, we wish for the elderly in our society to live a happier and healthier life.
To initiate an interaction you can:
1.Ask a Question – If you have any questions related to senior citizens’ you can post your question here. These questions will be answered by our experts and the India Elder Connect community. All questions are public, so everyone can learn from the expertise of our community. You can also meet the experts who will be sharing their knowledge on health, legal, and financial concerns of senior citizens.
2.Share a Story – Got a story to tell the world? Share it here for all to read and reminisce about the past. The members of the community can add their thoughts to the story by commenting on it.
3.Submit Events – Details of upcoming events that are relevant for the elderly can be submitted here. Elders will then become aware of your event, participate in these events and benefit from them.
4. Discuss on the Forum – The Forum is an online chat room where you can talk about anything with anyone anywhere