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Finding Love in the Golden Years

Living in an age of technology makes finding love easy for the younger generations, with texting, social media, and online dating taking a lot of pressure off of those in their 20s and 30s. However, plenty of seniors want to find love, too, and prefer the old-fashioned way. If your senior loved one has expressed an interest in finding a companion, here are a few ideas from Las Vegas in-home care provider Home Care Assistance to help him or her start looking for love in all the right places.

Community Involvement

Check with your local community center or YMCA for upcoming and recurring events in the community. A lot of times there will be potlucks, walking clubs, holiday celebrations, and even exercise classes specifically for senior citizens. These outings are a perfect time for your elderly loved one to meet people of the opposite sex who share common interests.

Learn a New Skill

Lots of community colleges offer enrichment classes that can span weeks or months. Many of these classes are hobby-based: salsa dancing, photography, computer literacy, art appreciation, and creative writing are just a few examples. Typically, enrollment in these classes is inexpensive or free for seniors and offered year-round. Most community colleges have an online course catalog and enrollment form to simplify the process. A part-time caregiver in Las Vegas can help with transportation to and from classes or help your senior loved one with classwork and projects if your schedule just cannot accommodate it.

Give Back

Check out local charity organizations that suit your loved one’s interests and find out how to get involved. Volunteering is a great way to meet kindhearted people and seniors with similar interests. Charities frequently hold fundraising events too, giving your loved one a chance to get spruced up and rub shoulders with plenty of new faces.

Remember, the best way to find love is to get out and look for it, so help your senior loved one put themselves out there in a way that makes them feel comfortable. If you need help balancing your loved one’s schedule with your own, reach out to Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of senior care, including dementia and Alzheimer’s care, in Las Vegas. Our caregivers can provide transportation, help your loved one with personal grooming, cook healthy meals, and provide companionship. To speak with a Care Manager, call (702) 550-3185 and schedule a free in-home consultation today.