It’s that time again… new year, new you! The new year is right around the corner and right now is a great opportunity for seniors to work on setting new goals and implementing healthy habits to help them live a better quality of life. Around the world, many people set resolutions, but the tricky part is seeing them through to completion. With our five tips below, you can help your senior create a plan that they can stick to and help them live a longer, healthier life!
Make Healthy Living Goals
Getting regular physical activity is a safe and healthy way for your senior to improve their well-being. Exercise can even help to prevent or help with any existing health conditions! Talk to your senior’s doctor about which exercises are best for them and watch how physical activity improves their mood.
Meet New People
Good social interaction and meeting new people can go a long way in helping your senior to feel happier and living a more purposeful life. A great way for them to accomplish this is through community volunteering and giving back. When it is safe to do so, this is the perfect opportunity for them to connect with like-minded older adults and bring them fulfillment.
Challenge the Brain Regularly
Mental stimulation and brain activity should be on every senior’s priority list in 2021. Seniors are the fastest-growing computer users, and for good reason. Learning technology and becoming better at virtual communication is a great way to stimulate the mind by learning something new and fun.
Get Plenty of Rest
This new year is a great time to help your senior get a better night’s rest. Sleep is critical for seniors, and now is a good time to learn which solutions can help your senior fix their sleep troubles and improve their overall health.
Be Conscious of Overall Health
Your senior’s body is frequently changing, so help them make keeping up with their health a priority. Schedule their visit with their doctor annually to be proactive about their overall well-being.
If you are ready to build a plan for 2021 with your senior loved one but would like some assistance, please give our caregivers a call here at Home Care Assistance Dayton.