Social Network: Friends, Family, and Community
Social Network: Friends, Family, and Community

Social Network: Friends, Family, and Community

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Am most active in church and community organizations social interactions. Also, I love being in social interactions with family and clients for the food pantry. Yes, I missed several meeting last year when I was attending to a close family relative who was alcoholic. I felt as it I have lost a great deal of ideas we discuss in the social interaction groupings.

As a member of the Church and active supporter of the community, I still feel that, I will still have my personal interaction with church members, community organizations, and family members. The only personal interaction I will miss is the food pantry client’s interactions. Yes, I will have to join other elderly people groups in the community.

As a Christian and follower of the church, am sure the church and community organization will be part of my social support network even at 70 or 80 ages. Variously, my family members will be maintained as we have grown together. Though, I feel that some friends will exit in my social support network. For example, friends from school.

Currently, siblings spend much of their time on social media platforms lowering their socialization with family and friends as compared to the past where face-face socialization was very crucial. Sibling’s relationship with the elderly is crucial as it helps the young generation in understanding the norms and values of the community that assist in improving their behavior.

Grandparent-grandchild relationship has a mutual benefit to both the grandparent and grandchild. For example, a grandchild may intera

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ct and communicate with the grandparent lowering stress or depression. Also, the grandchild may assist in reducing accident risks to the grandparent. On the other hand, a grandparent may act as a model or a counselor to the young child. Their interaction may lead to the adoption of better behavior and understanding of community norms and values.

In most cases, as individual ages, friendships goes declining as they become immobile and lose contact. Therefore, friendship may change from face to face to calls. On the other hand, voluntary organizations are tasked with more responsibilities while caring for the elderly individuals. Based on culture, women are considered kin keepers than men. Also, women have that nurturing nature that is good for the elderly.

Social Organizations work on all elderly people regardless their ability to be independent or under medication. On the other hand, senior centers work with elderly individuals who are independent and have the ability to make decisions on their own, able-bodied. Also, they deal with elders who are not under medication monitoring or under any type of supervision.

Discrimination of elderly people is the main cause of a reduction in social bonds. To increase the bonds, family members must be empowered through education. They must be taught on the importance of elderly population in the society. Furthermore, the government may introduce safety nets to help the elderly population. With support, the family members will frequently direct their communication and support to the elderly individual.

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