Aging is a natural process we must face in life. The stresses of aging can be complicated and potentially distressing for many people. One major difficulty of aging is facing mortality and the other being the natural decline of relationships, resulting in feelings of being lost, disconnected or forgotten – feelings that can be isolating.
Counseling brings with it a supportive environment to work through these emotions and maintain a healthy engagement with the world and others.
Geriatric counselors at Wings Within assist older adults in coping with –
- Aging and thoughts associated with it
- Social isolation
- Loss of spouse / partner
- Empty nest syndrome
- Post-retirement life
- Changing dynamics with adult children
- Relationship with grandchildren
We organize workshops and customized programs to educate elderly people about the diseases, changes in behaviors which are common in old age and their coping mechanisms. Counseling assistance is also provided to caregivers of senior citizens who are dealing with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and other age related health issues.