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Celebrate Earth Day Everyday with Help from In Home Elderly Care

Celebrate Earth Day Everyday with Help from In Home Elderly Care

With the beautiful flowers beginning to bloom and the weather finally starting to warm up and we can spend more time outdoors.  While enjoying pleasant spring breezes, we can take the time to appreciate our Earth and remind us to take care of it.  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. 

When it comes to greener thinking and finding ways to reuse everyday items, it just takes a little imagination.  Reusing items is better for the environment and helps to reduce waste, and in many ways it can also reduce everyday spending.  Another way to reuse everyday items is to host a neighborhood swap or garage sale.  The saying goes, “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.”  No better way to reuse everyday items than to allow them to have new use in another home. 

Every day, we find something in our home to toss out.  Whether it’s old food scraps, paper plates, or junk mail, there are always items being thrown into the garbage can.  With companies working harder to use more recyclables in their new products, it is wise to also follow trend as much as possible.  The more we learn how to reuse everyday items, the less of a contribution we make to the landfill.  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.

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.

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!

If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home senior care and the many benefits of professional elderly care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777!   The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran.   In home senior care allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.