A familiar experience of COVID-19 has been our ability to pivot. Pivoting is the ability to change direction when life presents positive and/or negative demands. However, we must be cognizant of our self-imposed negative changes due to isolation.
COVID-19 has put the spotlight on the most vulnerable groups in our communities. Those groups are the young and the elderly. Protecting these two groups gives us an opportunity to not just pivot, but to do so in the most powerful way possible. Thus, we can describe this time in our lives as “power pivoting”.
Negative isolation for the elderly happens for many reasons. One of which is that they are embarrassed by the appearance of their homes. The culprit often is clutter. Eliminating clutter protects their emotional and physical health.
However, before you can declutter your home, you must be able to identify clutter. Clutter is believed to be anything in our home that has no value. Although it’s hard to measure social isolation and loneliness, there is strong evidence that many adults aged 50+ are socially isolated or lonely in ways that put their health at risk.
Electronic devices are being distributed throughout NYC to the elderly often without proper instruction for their use. By using the virtual services of Life Files Professionals, you and/or Senior adults in your life have an opportunity to prevent social isolation. The partners of Life Files Professionals have 20+ years of teaching experience as a NYC DOE Instructor and a CUNY Professor.