A Common Mission To Ensure Older Adults Enjoy The Best Possible Life Quality
As an organization whose mission it has been for more than 30 years to offer products and services that contribute to older adults enjoying the best life quality possible, we were pleased to recently learn of another innovative organization with a similar mission. And, that organization is Tellegacy.
Reducing Negative Impacts of Social Isolation and Loneliness on Seniors
Tellegacy, an intergenerational program created to combat loneliness and social isolation, was founded by Dr. Jeremy Holloway during the early months of our recent U.S. COVID pandemic due to his concern about the negative impacts increased isolation, resulting from the pandemic, could have on seniors. Dr. Holloway is a Geriatric Professor and Director of Geriatric Education at the University of North Dakota who specializes in resiliency, self-efficacy, and connectedness of individuals.
Tellegacy’s program matches university students with U.S. seniors who might be most at risk of feeling lonely or isolated and suffer most from associated consequences. Through weekly phone or virtual visits with university students, seniors participating in the program report feel more connected and more hopeful. But, with his permission, we’ll let you hear about this amazing program and its impact on older adults from Dr. Holloway himself via the podcast shared below.
Johns Hopkins Podcast – An Intergenerational Program for Social Connection, with Dr. Jeremy Holloway Published On: January 6, 2023; Source: Blog & News – Tellegacy
For the eleventh episode of the Fighting Frailty Podcast, host Ramana Kolady speaks with Dr. Jeremy Holloway about connectedness, social determinants of health, self-efficacy, and resilience in older adults, including those with frailty. They discuss the exciting intergenerational program Dr. Holloway developed called Tellegacy, which aims to keep older adults connected. The Fighting Frailty Podcast is developed and sponsored by FrailtyScience.org / NIH Grant# P30AG021334. Listen to the podcast: https://www.podbean.com/ep/pb-r6e26-1333a40
How Lift & Care Systems Supports Life Quality For Those Aging In Place
In keeping with our objective to ensure that those aging in place enjoy the best possible quality of life, we regularly share information in this resources section of our website that older adults and their caregivers would find beneficial, such as “5 Types Of Medical Equipment For Aging In Place” and “5 Accessories That Every Home Should Have For Aging In Place.“ So, we hope you’ll check back regularly for new, helpful information.
Always Here To Help
The team of disability & aging in place experts and durable medical specialists at Lift & Care Systems has been helping individuals living with disability in MA, CT, and RI enjoy the best quality of life and greater independence for almost 30 years. Our skilled team can install and teach you how to correctly use one or several of the following types of products that help both seniors and disabled individuals enjoy more freedom and a higher quality of life: ceiling lifts, body support & slings, staircase lift chairs, wheelchair ramps, bathroom safety for seniors, mobile lifts, pool lifts, vertical platform lifts, accessible showers, wall-to-wall patient lifts.
Reach out for a free consultation about how we can help you and your loved one related to accessibility and safety DME needs.