Tag Archives: friendship

Christchurch friends celebrate unbreakable 75-year bond

This year the Christchurch residents are celebrating 75 years as best friends. Their milestone coincides with the 10th International Day of Friendship on July 30, a United Nations initiative that promotes friendship between people, countries, cultures, and individuals as a way of inspiring peace efforts and building bridges between communities.

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Companionship is key

Over the past few weeks I have been conducting research into community groups that engage with older people in rural settings – getting to know what they do and what works for them and what does not. A lot of these groups organise some really fun activities, go for trips …

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Maintaining friendships and community engagement for someone with dementia

A dementia diagnosis can often be isolating. Over time, a person’s ability to communicate may decrease and interactions that once came easy may become more difficult, which can be frustrating for everyone involved. It may become harder to find activities that everyone can enjoy together, at the same pace. As …

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The Importance of Friends and Community as you get older.

Staying socially active and maintaining  relationships  help you to maintain a good physical and emotional state of health and cognitive function, try continue to maintain close friendships and find lots of ways to interact socially and study shows that you will live longer than those who become isolated. It is …

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Friendship and community

  When I reflect on the year that was for Radius Care from the perspective of friendship and community, I think what really sums it up for me is one word – participation. Often in society the elderly watch from the sidelines – you see it all the time – …

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