Thinking About Work
Would work give my family member a chance to socialize?
Employment does not mean that your family member will have a whole new social life. At least, there will be new people with whom your family member can be friendly and socialize. There are often work/social events that can be enjoyable for the family member. The important thing is that your family member is meeting new people, and is not that lonely.
In fact, research shows that people who are competitively employed are more satisfied with their pastimes than those who are not. (Bond)