Posted on Apr 17, 2015
Earth Day Ideas for Seniors and In Home Senior Care
The weather is starting to finally warm up and we are finding more opportunities to spend our time outdoors. With the beautiful flowers beginning to bloom and the pleasant spring breezes, we can take the time to appreciate our Earth and how wonderful it truly is.
Spring is a great time to get in touch with the dirt and plant something new. Some pretty flowers around the yard will help to spruce up the home and will surely bring a smile to the faces of any visitors! Incorporating wildflowers that are naturally found in your area is also a way to attract birds and butterflies. Planting a tree is also a wonderful way to give back to the earth. Trees help to reduce greenhouse gases and also helps to clean pollution. Gardening is an ideal way to help a senior loved one to stay active and to get some fresh air.
An easy Earth Day Idea for seniors is to reuse and recycle everyday items. An old milk container can be washed out and filled with tap water to save as an emergency supply during the upcoming stormy summer months. Another way to help the earth is to use reusable canvas tote bags when carrying groceries and other purchased items home. Without having to spend an additional dime, simply reusing the paper and plastic bags from previous purchases is a simple way to recycle.
Earth Day was created to help remind us how precious our world really is. Take the time to look around for trash that gets blown around the neighborhood after windy days that usually comes with spring weather. If there is litter near the home, taking the time to pick it up instead of ignoring it is a great way to help the Earth. This will help to keep your home looking great and is beneficial for the neighborhood as well.
With the warmer weather comes fresh fruits and vegetables. The greenest way to eat produce is to buy it from local farmers markets and farm stands. Not only is the produce fresher, it is also so much better for the earth with reduced emissions from transportation that would be needed to transport from other states. It also keeps money in the community with those who take pride in growing your food. It’s always a win-win for you and your community.
When the beautiful flowers and trees have been planted and the fresh veggies are served, it’s time to invite those we love to join us for a delicious feast and pleasant conversation. Perhaps serving the meal outdoors is a wonderful way to really enjoy the company and warmer weather!
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