Autumn in a beautiful season, with beautiful colours, a cool crispness to the air, and a whole array of seasonal themes and activities to explore. There are a variety of fall-themed activities that are accessible to seniors at this wonderful time of year that can make the transition into the colder weather not only seem more bearable, but can actually help to transform it all into something truly enjoyable. Whether it be inside or out, with friends or alone, there are so many wonderful activities for seniors to take part in that allow them to celebrate the season of Autumn and all it has to offer.
The act of Crafting is one that involves creativity, dedication, imagination, and thought. Crafting makes great use of the mind and can be beneficial for seniors’ cognitive health in a number of meaningful ways. The mental stimulation and exercise for the brain that comes along with Crafting is often accompanied by benefits for mental health and wellbeing that can allow seniors an opportunity to decompress and create a better, peaceful, and more balanced state for themselves amidst everything else that is going on in their lives.
With the onset of the autumn season and the coming of chillier weather, many of us find ourselves experiencing a shift in the foods we are in the mood for. In contrast to the light flavours of summer, when the cold-weather hits we want to eat meals that make us feel warm and comfortable. Soup is an ideal meal all year round, but can be especially wonderful on chilly days. There are so many wonderful reasons why soup is great for the body, and seniors can benefit in multiple ways from making various soups a part of their regular diet.
As we grow older, the many changes that our bodies and lives are going through can result in differences in how our bodies feel and function. For many seniors, it is difficult to navigate the changes that come to impact their energy levels. It can be discouraging to have your body seem to force you to slow down when you are still so ready and willing to get out and do things every day.
An Anti-Inflammatory diet is a way of eating that is centred on foods that reduce inflammatory responses within the body and involves the restriction of foods that increase inflammation in the body. The idea, in essence, is to eat things that help to keep things balanced and to avoid things that will cause flare-ups of inflammation in problem areas.
While in the midst of dealing with the grief that comes with such a loss, it can be hard for seniors to accurately assess their own needs and abilities, and it can be hard to imagine making such big changes at such a difficult time. In these difficult times of life, support and care from loved-ones can make all the difference as seniors work to learn and acknowledge what they need and how they should set up their lives moving forward.
When the power goes out, it can be difficult to feel so out of control of your own space. Not knowing how long until the power is back on, and not being able to engage in the activities and aspects of routine that you are accustomed to because of the lack of electricity can create problems. When it comes to caring for seniors, there are a few extra considerations that make it especially important to have a plan and preparation in place for the event of a Power Outage so that things are all in order and there isn’t a need to frantically try and sort everything out in the moment. Depending on the cause of the Power Outage, electricity can be out anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. Setting up a plan and having things ready to go that can help to keeps things organized and manageable during a Power Outage can help to reduce everyone’s stress levels and make sure everyone is alright and knows what to do.
Caring for the environment and engaging in practices that are helpful for the planet should be a priority for all of us. Living a greener lifestyle and setting things up in a way that allows for a more environmentally conscious life doesn’t have to be complicated. There are so many ways that seniors and their caregivers can do their part just by making little adjustments and intentional choices about their behaviours, habits, use, and awareness.
With ageing come various changes that can impact the way skin looks and feels. As the texture, sensitivity, and vulnerability of the skin changes with age, it becomes increasingly important to engage in self-care practices that can help to promote skin-health and keep things feeling and looking as healthy as possible. Older skin behaves differently than it did in younger years, so seniors may need to make some adjustments to their Skincare routines to better suit their skin in its current state.