A new year is a chance for a fresh start, and 2021 is no exception. The new year presents seniors with a unique opportunity to create new goals, implement healthier habits, and help them live happier and feel better. The issue is never really making resolutions, but rather it’s seeing them through to completion. So, we’ve come up with five great goals below for your senior to follow so they can kick off the new year right!
Make Healthy Living Goals
Getting regular physical activity is safe and healthy for older adults. Daily exercise can help improve many health conditions and prevent many others. There are plenty of other added benefits to regular exercise, including helping your senior control weight, improving their mood, and strengthening their muscles and bones.
Meet New People
Positive social interactions and meeting new people can help your senior to maintain their social wellness. When it is safe to do so, volunteering in the community is a great way for your senior to meet some new friends and even find a greater purpose in their life. Whether in-person or virtually, plenty of organizations offer ways for seniors to meet and interact.
Challenge the Brain Regularly
Keeping the brain sharp and the mind active is a great goal for seniors to achieve in the new year. A fun way to accomplish this is by learning something new – technology. Did you know seniors are the fastest-growing segment of computer users? Learning new technology and virtually communicating is a great brain booster for seniors to try out in 2021!
Get Plenty of Rest
A good night’s sleep is essential for seniors. If your senior loved one has trouble sleeping, 2021 is a great chance to explore solutions to sleep troubles, adopt new sleeping habits, or consult with a specialist for answers. The new year is the perfect time to evaluate proper solutions to help them get better sleep and improve their overall health.
Be Conscious of Overall Health
Since a senior’s body changes often, so does their health. In order to be proactive, have them schedule their annual wellness visit with their doctor. Keeping up to date with appointments and regularly scheduled visits are a great way for your senior to maintain their health in the new year.
If you are ready to create a plan for 2021 with your senior loved one but would like some guidance, Home Care Assistance Nashville is here to help! Please give our caregivers a call at (615) 326-9849 to schedule a consultation.