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SUNDAY DINNERS


One way to combat loneliness is resurrecting the old tradition of Sunday dinners.

And Home Instead, franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care, is trying to do just that by asking people to take Sunday Dinner Pledge and sit down to a family meal once a month.

It did some research and found:

Only four of 10 (39%) families with senior relatives living close by share Sunday dinners on a multigenerational level.

Survey respondents say that that sit-down dinners could help seniors deal with a variety of challenges including:

                                       Poor diet..................69%

                                 Health issues.......................71%

Sharing problems or venting emotions...........................78%

                                     Depression...............................80%

             Loss of friends or loved ones..................................81%

                                      Loneliness.........................................87%

 

 

Respondents also think such meals are a good way to reconnect and build stronger bonds among younger and older family members.

The Home Instead site makes planning the Sunday dinner a cinch by providing meal plans and recipes, conversation starters, activities for bonding during meals, and ways to make older adults and integral part of the event.

See: www.caregiverstress.com/fitness-nutrition/sunday-dinner/