Posted on Mar 19, 2015 | Comments (0)
Spring Fun for Seniors and In Home Help for the Elderly
It may seem hard to believe that winter is finally drawing to a close. This has been a particularly difficult winter for much of the country. Most people are eager to leave their home which has had them cooped up for a few months and enjoy the spring sunshine. There are many ways to enjoy the warmer spring weather and definitely some spring fun for seniors!
If the weather has finally started to act more spring-like, perhaps a stroll around a local park and pond to feed the ducks would be a great way to spend a nice afternoon. Walking can be done at any pace, so it is an ageless activity. If mobility issues are an issue for your elderly loved one, simply eating lunch outdoors will feel very refreshing after such a long winter. Remember to dress in layers as the mornings can be chillier than later in the afternoon. Better to have extra clothing than not enough.
Some spring fun for seniors also includes gardening. There’s something so therapeutic about digging up the earth to plant a seed and later watch it grow. Visiting the plant to regularly water it also create a daily ritual that brings your elderly loved one outdoors. If leaving your loved one’s home is not an option, there are many windowsill gardens that thrive indoors and would be a lovely addition to their kitchen.
If your elderly loved one would prefer some spring fun indoors due to mobility issues, or if the weather simply is not cooperating, make the afternoon a time for baking and sharing meals together. Sharing a meal with those you love is good for you, fun, and provides important social connection for your elderly loved one. This is important to emotional health, which is as important as staying physically and mentally fit. Spend the day baking some pretty cupcakes frosted with pink and yellow for a spring appearance. They will surely bring smiles to your faces and are a delicious way to welcome spring!
Another fun ritual to mark the beginning of spring is to look for four leaf clovers in a field of grass. The clover symbolizes spring and a four leaf clover represents love, faith, hope and the fourth leaf is for luck. This can be spring fun for seniors and children alike.
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