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Earth Day Ideas and In Home Elderly Help

Earth Day Ideas and In Home Elderly Help

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. 

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 prudent 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 an even easier way to recycle.

We can reuse glass bottles for candlesticks and when those candles have finished burning, the candle ends can be used as wine corks.  Candle stubs are also great ways to start a fire on a cold and blustery night.  The glass wine bottle can also serve a new purpose in the home as a makeshift rolling pin when one cannot be found.

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. 

Some families live a long distance from an elderly loved one and worry for their safety so far away.  In home elderly help from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara can bring great peace of mind to you and your family.  A trusted caregiver will be available to provide companionship, transportation and personal care services as needed to your loved one on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.   There are no contracts to sign, so all services are flexible to meet your loved one’s unique set of needs.  All caregivers are carefully matched to your loved one’s needs and personality.  In many cases, the caregiver specifically chosen to care for an elderly loved one begins to feel like a part of the family.  You will not have to worry about letting a stranger into your loved one’s home.  All caregivers from Senior Helpers of ###CITY### are carefully screened, interviewed, insured and bonded.  Your loved one’s safety and privacy are top priorities. 

If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent live in 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.