Posted on Mar 14, 2013
Spring Preparation Tips and Assisted Living at Home
Spring Preparation Tips and Assisted Living at Home with Senior Helpers of Chattanooga, Cleveland, Signal Mountain, Hixson, Red Bank, and Ooltewah, Tennessee. 423-710-1500 today! Senior Helpers of Chattanooga offers experienced and compassionate assisted living at home to all areas of Chattanooga, Cleveland, Signal Mountain, Hixson, Red Bank, and Ooltewah, Tennessee.
Spring is only a few days away. Have you started preparing? Of course, there’s always some spring cleaning to worry about, but that’s not the only way you and your aging loved one can prepare for warmer weather and more time outdoors. Ask your client what their favorite springtime activities were when they were younger. Recreating these pastimes is a great way to generate positive memories and happy feelings, as well as get your senior outdoors and active.
For starters, try walking down memory lane with your senior loved one. Sit down and ask your aging loved one what they looked forward to the most about springtime. Perhaps your client is a baseball fan. Take them out to a ball game. Did your client go fishing with their parents on the weekends? Take them to a local pond or lake. Gardening is a great activity for seniors that enjoy reaping the fruits of their labor. Light work in the garden is an excellent way to exercise while also keeping their mind active. This can be enjoyed all spring and summer long.
With the warmer weather approaching, it is time to get out and enjoy the sunny days. As the days get longer, it makes for more time spent outdoors with family and friends. There are many activities senior citizens can enjoy outside that are fulfilling without being too physically demanding. For many elderly, the ideal spring day would involve a leisurely stroll outdoors. Bird watching and walks are a great way to enjoy the splendors of nature while also getting in some light exercise.
Family get-togethers at the park or barbeques with friends are great ways to interact with others while being outside this spring. Seniors enjoy spending time with their adult children and grandchildren at these events that make for a perfect spring afternoon.
With a variety of free and enjoyable spring activities available because of warmer weather, it is necessary to make it happen for your elderly loved one. Start planning. Find local places that host senior activities. Try community centers or libraries in Chattanooga, Cleveland, Signal Mountain, Hixson, Red Bank, and Ooltewah, Tennessee. The more, the merrier, so get others involved.
When you find an activity that pleases your aging loved one, keep it up. Don’t stop at just one baseball game or fishing trip. Make it a weekly tradition for you and your senior loved one. This is a great way to get out of the house for both of you and for you to bond with your client.
Senior Helpers of Chattanooga offers assisted living at home for families who are unable to be with their senior loved ones as often as they would like. You can depend on compassionate care for your senior loved one in the comforts and familiarity of their own home. If you would like to learn more about assisted living at home, call 423-710-1500, to speak to a senior care specialist today! Happy Spring!