How can we combat loneliness at Christmas?
The festive period is a time for loved ones to come together and celebrate, but it doesn’t always work out this way. For some, there may be obstacles, such as unsociable working hours, long distances and other important commitments.
This can lead to elderly people experiencing feelings of loneliness during the winter months.
In this blog, we’re exploring how, with the help of our Kraydel technology, we can combat loneliness at Christmas and help people stay connected:
Combating Loneliness at Christmas: Spending Quality Time Together
Spending quality time with loved ones is essential for maintaining good mental health during the senior years.
Being with loved ones can boost confidence, enhance happiness and encourage positivity. It can also lead to improved cognitive function, particularly when reminiscing about the past together.
Taking some time out to be with your loved one can have a profound effect on their health; why not dedicate a weekend to be with them? You can visit a garden centre, enjoy a frosty walk, watch Christmas films, or simply just ‘be’.
Loneliness at Christmas: Sending Thoughtful Gifts
Christmas isn’t all about presents, but when you can’t be with your loved one in person, it’s a lovely gesture to send them a little something in the post.
It doesn’t have to be an extravagant gift; you could consider making a present. Why not create a memory book or send them drawings by their great grandchildren?
This will let your loved one know that, even when you’re not there, you’re thinking of them. A token gift in the mail is certain to make them feel special and loved.
Staying Connected With Kraydel Technology
One of the most beneficial ways of combating loneliness at Christmas is by using technology to stay connected.
Using a digital platform can help bridge the gap between visits, ensuring they’re up-to-date with all the latest goings-on within the family. This enables them to be a part of the Christmas celebrations, even from miles away.
Video calls, messaging services, picture and video sharing; these are all excellent ways to stay in touch and help reduce feelings of loneliness at Christmas for your loved one. Kraydel’s Konnect platform is unique because it does all of this on the biggest brightest screen in the home - the TV.
With Konnect the older adult can watch their great grandchildren star in nativities or open Christmas presents, ensuring they’re involved in important family moments while relaxing on their favourite chair, enjoying a hot drink. They don’t need to lean over a tablet, or hold a phone at eye level. .
Kraydel Konnect isn’t just for ‘checking in’. It’s for showing your loved one that you care, and that you’re there – both at Christmas and throughout the rest of the year.
This innovative technology uses simple yes or no buttons, helping your loved one to connect with ease. To find out more about reducing loneliness at Christmas, or to get started with Konnect, please contact a member of our team.
Alternatively, why not read our previous blog to discover how Kraydel is beneficial for those living with MSK?