Feb 11 Care Mission
One Day of Isolation
Instead of a Care Mission, we're encouraging you to take a Care Challenge this week to better understand the impact senior loneliness can have.
The Details: If you live with others, have you really thought about loneliness? What it might be like to go days with little human connection or interaction? You may be surprised to learn that more than 40 percent of seniors experience loneliness on a regular basis.
Can you go just ONE DAY with limited social interactions? You may be thinking, “Why would I do that?” We challenge you to take the One Day of Isolation Care Challenge to better understand the situation many seniors face every day, and then reach out to a senior who might feel lonely.
Care Challenge: One Day of Isolation
To complete this challenge, limit your interaction with others for just one day. It may be helpful to pick a weekend when you don’t have plans so you can avoid required work conversations, interactions, or appointments. Here are 5 tips for completing this challenge:
Stay at home. Don’t shop, run errands, or have any casual interactions with others. Not even a simple “hi” at the checkout counter.
Don’t speak to other adults or children.
Stay off of social media, and definitely no conversations.
No texting, phone calls, or emailing.
Could you do it? Let us know how far you got with this challenge. How did you feel?
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