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Welcome to the Yorba Linda Senior Helpers Blog!

Here you will find helpful tips, loving advice, and useful information to make caring for an aging loved one a bit easier.

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Earth Day Activities for Seniors and In Home Elderly Help

What is a celebration without fun activities? Earth Day activities for seniors don’t have to be extravagant. Something as Earth-friendly as planting a tree together can be therapeutic and relaxing as well as a conscious effort to give back to our planet. Trees help to reduce greenhouse gases, clean our everyday pollution, and secure soil in place to prevent erosion. If planting a tree is inspiring, an organized group tree hug could be just as much fun with music and shared stories.

Exercises for Stress Reduction and In Home Care for Seniors

We are always looking for ways to reduce stress in our lives. Stress can be very hard on our mental and physical health. Stressors good and bad are a normal part of everyday; but prolonged stress can really weigh us down and can make it difficult to enjoy life. There are many familiar ways to reduce stress including meditation, yoga, and communication.

Caregiver Relaxation Ideas and In Home Help

Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding. You may learn many interesting facts about their history and your family’s past through stories that might not have otherwise been told. You may really enjoy the time spent with an elderly loved one. While being a caregiver for an older loved one can be pleasurable; day to day life can get pretty overwhelming and involves many stressors. One of the biggest adjustments is a change to your family dynamic and household disruption: you may have many of your own life chores to complete on a daily basis and adding the workload of a loved one can get heavy at times.

National Stress Awareness Month and Live in Senior Care

There is no doubt that stress affects us all. There are little everyday stresses like fighting traffic during a commute and there are heavy-duty stresses like health and money concerns. If left unchecked, stress tends to be a real joy-killer. This makes it very difficult for us to live fulfilled and happy lives. The chemicals, adrenaline and hormones which build up in our system in response to the pressures of everyday life can lead to a number of major health problems, ranging anywhere from anxiety to severe depression. The effects of not being able to release these pressures can result in significant physical and psychological damage; it’s easy to see why we need to keep life’s major stressors in check.

Spring Snacks for Seniors and In Home Care for Veterans

When we were younger, we were able to eat just about anything with no consequence to our bodies. As we age, it becomes more important that we see food as fuel and do our best to ingest less junk. Certain vitamins and nutrients become increasingly vital to overall strength and healing. To achieve optimal health, it is important that seniors choose a variety of foods from all food groups, which tends to ensure that vital nutrients are consumed. A healthy eating plan emphasizes fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free dairy.