Spring has arrived! It’s hard to believe, but it’s true! After months of being hold up in a cold house, the time has come to get out of the house and be with nature and friends. Unfortunately, jumping into spring can be a bit more difficult for the elderly. If you’re providing senior care for a loved one, here are a few fun activities to get the both of you going.
- Take a Walk — Sometimes it’s the simplest things that are the most effective. Walking is a great form of low-impact exercise, and an excellent way to get some exposure to the sun and much-needed vitamin D. Going for a walk around the neighborhood or a nearby park will provide health benefits for the both of you.
- See Friends and Family — When was the last time your parent saw some dear friends or family members in person? It’s probably been a while. As the caregiver, you can help out by making the arrangements and providing the transportation, so the two of you can make a social call. Bring some food and snacks and it might even turn into a party!
- Gardening — If your loved one doesn’t have a garden, the spring provides the perfect opportunity to start one. The activities associated with gardening give a senior a reason to limber up and become engaged with a life-affirming hobby. The work will pay dividends too when their flowers bloom or they’re dining on their first homegrown tomato.
- Take a Class — We should always be learning new things, but who has the time? Retired people have the time! Check the schedules of a nearby community college or senior center. There could be a language, art, or history class that’s right up your loved one’s alley.
- Spring Cleaning — Nothing says “spring” like a full top-to-bottom spring clean. Of course, this can be difficult or impossible for many seniors, so you’re going to have to help. The best way to make a spring clean quick and fun is to invite over the rest of the family and make a day out of it. The work will be easier if you promise pizza at the end.
Senior Care Specialists in Nashville, TN
Helping your loved one do things to stay active and entertained is part of your role as their caregiver. At Home Care Assistance of Nashville, TN, we know that senior care encompasses all aspects of a person’s wellbeing. Our caregivers are trained to attend to a senior’s physical, mental, and emotional health so that they can live as happily and comfortably as possible.
To learn more about our senior care services, give us a call today for a free consultation.