According to statistics, one in three elders living in Australia feels lonely. The group of Chinese elderly living in Australia is also facing the problem of loneliness. There are also many helplessness behind the ocean, family reunion and happiness. For decades, Australia has always been eager for the environment with good environment and high welfare. But in fact, under the aura of this “senior place”, the government and society still have too many things to do. Today we talk to you about what children can do to help their parents in their homes and to ease the loneliness that comes from being in a foreign country.
Chinese elders generally encounter several difficulties in living in Australia. The first is the language barrier. If the language is unreasonable, the old man will inevitably feel lonely. Old people who have just arrived in Australia have suffered from basic travel such as taking public transportation and going to the supermarket to buy things. Naturally, they will have psychological resistance to the outside world. Followed by a psychological gap. In the country, the status of the elderly is relatively high, there are rooms with money and friends; when they arrive in Australia, the elderly can only rely entirely on their children. Some Chinese elderly people have a good job before going abroad. After going abroad, there will be a small psychological gap. Then there is a lack of communication between communities. Some Chinese old people come to Australia and it is very difficult to make friends, especially the elder friends living in the Western District. They have left the familiar social network in China, the strange neighborhood relationship, and the cultural differences, which makes the elderly feel at a loss. . independence ability. In addition, young people often like to use mobile computers to communicate, but many parents and elders are not familiar with such products, and do not like to use them. In the long run, the elderly will feel a lack of communication with their children and a sense of loneliness.
In response to the above problems, the experts gave the following suggestions to help parents and elders integrate into Australian life and reduce loneliness. First of all, children can help their parents learn basic life and exchange English, such as greetings, asking for directions, etc., so that the elderly can build confidence in the English living environment, and become more and more familiar, then they can complete daily travel more independently. Next, encourage the elderly to participate in community activities, especially Chinese people like singing, dancing, mahjong, chess, etc., are very helpful for physical and psychological health, and in the process, the elderly can also make friends. Friends, close the relationship with the community neighborhood. Finally, children can teach their elders to use their mobile phones or tablets. Just learn some simple operations, and the elderly can go online and chat at home, not only can interact with family members, but also meet new friends. After the old man learns, he will feel closer to the young people.
Even if children live with their elders, they cannot always accompany the elderly because of the relationship of their own work. Therefore, when choosing the home pension subsidy management agency for the elderly, we must pay special attention to whether we can share the pressure of the children and help the elderly friends to reduce the feeling of loneliness. In addition to maintaining communication with the elderly in the management work, Happy Living shares useful knowledge and information in various online channels and the elderly, and enhances independent and independent living ability. It also regularly organizes various offline activities for senior citizens to participate.