An active social life is a must have for a healthy lifestyle. However, there may be reasons why your social life has started to decline. You could have moved to a new area and don’t know many people, maybe your friends moved, or sadly maybe some of them have passed on.

No matter the circumstances, there are ways that home care can assist you to get out and be social. This can start simply with a trip to the shops. Perhaps a care worker can drive you to the shops to pick up items you need for the week. Once there it can be organised to meet up with others that are doing the same for a coffee and a chat.

Service providers can also help with support group needs and help introduce you to other social groups with organised activities. These activities can be live performances, trips to local attractions, or meal meetups.

There is also the Community Visitors Scheme that can help if you are unfamiliar with the area, or perhaps your usual friends and family are not in the area. The CVS will match you up with likeminded people for a range of social activities. They will ask you your interests, hobbies, and background when making the match.

My Aged Care can help assist you with getting started with these services by either visiting their website or by calling them on 1800 200 422. If you are already using home care services, speak with your provider about the range of social activities they offer.

It may not seem like a major issue, but social activities are known to help stimulate your mind, help with mood, and generally make life a happier place. If you have any concerns or questions, you should speak with your provider as soon as possible.