Posted on Dec 21, 2017
Celebrate the New Year with In Home Elderly Care
The Christmas holiday is wrapping up and we are ready to face the New Year. It’s fairly common to have great plans to make big changes in our lifestyle for the New Year only to slide back into our old ways in just a little bit of time. This recurring pattern may make us reluctant to make New Year’s Resolutions at all. Let’s make this New Year the year we make our resolutions and keep them!
A year’s end has always been the perfect opportunity to create a fresh step forward into the New Year. It is time to reflect on the memories shared with our loved ones and consider some new resolutions for our future. Many take this time to create achievable goals and work to reach full potential. Our goals don’t have to only be physical to be important. Many people make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and to exercise more. While these goals are great for aiming for a healthier lifestyle; we also need to focus on a happier and full heart as well. Take this New Year and fresh start to create more memories with those we love most and make that time together the most important part of each week.
While it’s important to have a healthy body, it is also vital to have a healthy mind. This year, encourage your senior loved one to join a local community center or join more social gatherings. Social engagement can reduce loneliness, which could have a senior impact on a senior’s well-being. Joining a club or volunteer organization may be the perfect fit to get your senior loved one out of the house and meet like-minded people to spend their time.
Strengthening bonds with family and friends is a great way to feel love all year long. Taking the time to balance work and family life is one way to work toward a happier new year. Finding ways to appreciate the knowledge our elderly loved ones have gained over time can be a wonderful way to boost their sense of wellbeing and outlook on life. An elderly loved one might appreciate the gift of a new journal. Encourage them to write down their stories of their past and make the time to listen to these memories so these stories can be retold for generations to come.
The New Year is a new beginning; a clean slate. If you make healthy living a goal, good things like weight loss and feeling good are sure to follow. Make feeling good a priority. Taking a long term look at our health will help to make changes that we can live with and will bring success; which will make us feel great in mind and body.
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 423-710-1500! 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 Chattanooga provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Chattanooga, Hixson, Cleveland, Ooltewah, Signal Mountain, and surrounding areas.