One of the hardest challenges of aging isn’t coping with the physical changes or new limitations associated with getting older; it’s finding new groups of people with similar interests, especially for empty nesters. Many adults build their peer networks around their children, making them the focal point of conversations with other parents in similar situations. But as children grow older and eventually leave home, parents are forced to adjust to their dwindling social lives. While some adults thrive in meeting new people, many struggle to find ways to connect with their peers. Fortunately, there are apps for that. EASY FACEBOOK FOR SENIORS The mother ship of social media can sometimes be more of a maze than a way to connect with others. Facebook took notice of this and created a simplified version of the app specifically designed for those who want to avoid all the distractions. Ease of use makes the opportunity to connect with others who have similar interests simpler than ever. OURTIME Dating in your 50s can be tricky, especially when many singles are looking for specific requirements in a partner. Some are seeking casual relationships, How to Rewind Life’s Clock Using Social Media
while others are looking for someone to grow old with. OurTime is a dating app that allows seniors to find partners with similar values, priorities, and passions. It’s a great way to find new people to share the golden years with. SKYPE You don’t have to wait for the holidays for your next group gathering; Skype allows you the opportunity to have video chats with anyone who has a smartphone. Maybe your conversation about the football game got cut short at church, or maybe you never finished your discussion at book club. Whatever the occasion, Skype gives you the option to connect with the people around you, even when you don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your house.
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MAUREEN OSOLNIK 4 PAWS ANIMAL SHELTER, INC
“4 Paws Animal Shelter, Inc. is a 501(C)3 group working toward building a no-kill shelter for small domestic animals in the Wrentham-Plainville area. The group is also working to prevent surrenders by providing assistance with veterinary bills and other expenses for those facing hardship in keeping their pets.”
Maureen has been a patient off and on over the years, and over that time, she has become close with a number of the staff. Maureen always has a great attitude when going through her therapy and has been a joy to treat. As Maureen finishes this plan of care, we hope she doesn’t NEED to come back; but we hope she at least stops by to visit.
In her honor, Pro PT will be donating $100 on her behalf to 4 Paws Animal Shelter, Inc. We’ll miss you, Maureen!
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