Local events for seniors and their loved ones or caregivers. Here at Hudson Integrative we want you and your loved ones to have access to resources, allowing you to participate in the community. Our goal is for seniors to feel empowered and independent as they participate in the community, while also meeting new people and learning new things. We want everyone to feel a part of the community, and in order to do this you need to be informed of local events and activities. Please feel free to call us at 303-442-6444 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about these events.
Social isolation is common among older adults and can negatively affect their health. However, regular social interaction not only prevents these effects, but also offers many health benefits. The health benefits seen from regular social interaction include:
- Potential reduction in risk for cardiovascular problems, some cancers, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis
- Potential risk reduction for Alzheimer’s disease
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduced risk for mental health issues such as depression
The United State of Aging survey finds that seniors are driven by a desire for connectedness. More than half of seniors (53 percent) nationally indicate that being close to friends and family is important and only 15 percent report occasional feelings of isolation. Eighty-four percent of seniors nationally cite technology as important to their ability to connect with the world around them.
Seniors who report experiencing feelings of isolation and depression express less optimism regarding their future health and quality of life compared with seniors nationally: 37 percent of isolated seniors believe their overall quality of life will get worse in the next five to 10 years (compared with 24 percent of all seniors), and 32 percent of isolated seniors believe their health will get worse, compared with 23 percent of all seniors.
Low-income seniors also face challenges. While they cite technology as important to staying in touch with family and friends (81 percent), issues of technology access persist, with 47 percent of low-income seniors reporting cost as a barrier to using more technology, and 48 percent indicating they have trouble understanding how to use technology.
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The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support, and research. The Walk to End Alzheimer's movement unites the entire community in a display of combined strength and dedication. Sponsors, team captains, walk participants and volunteers are the leaders in the effort to defeat this devastating disease. Together, we can end Alzheimer's- the nation's 6th leading cause of death.Find out more »
Learn about what you-as a senior, Baby Boomer, caregiver, friend or family member-need to know about making decisions and understanding options available to seniors today. Join Boulder County experts for a day of informative sessions on legal topics, plus financial, health and mental well-being concerns.Find out more »
Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. To recognize this critical issue, at the state level, SCR 77 (D-Lowenthal) was passed in 2008 declaring the first week of Fall each year as Fall Prevention Awareness Week. Click the link below to learn more.Find out more »
Nordic walking promotes a pro-active, healthy lifestyle, regardless of age, fitness level, or goal. Nordic Walking is suitable, effective, and beneficial to everyone, from those with medical challenges to the super fit. This clinic is taught by a Nordic Walking National Coach, uses poles to propel walkers along, engaging upper and lower body muscles for more effective, supportive physical activity.Find out more »