City proclaims Let No One Be Alone week
By Robin Dudgeon...Mayor Earl Porter sits with Shelley Caskey of Portage Service for Seniors as he signs the proclamation for Let No One Be Alone week May 6-12, which will promote social isolation among seniors and ways to stop it.
Mayor Earl Porter met with Shelley Caskie of Portage Service for Seniors, Thursday, to declare Let No One Be Alone week May 6-12.
"We're always looking for ways that we can help seniors and loneliness is one of their biggest issues. This resource coordinator in Plumas came up with this idea and asked everybody to get on board," said Shelley Caskie of Portage Service for Seniors. "This is just our way of helping."
Loneliness and social isolation are known to result in increased rates of premature death, lower general well-being, more depression and a higher level of disability from chronic disease. How people can help is simple.
"If you know someone who's a senior and you know they're lonely go visit them, take them out for coffee, do something with them," said Caskie.
For the full story see Friday's edition of the Portage Daily Graphic.