Aging well is as easy as finding everyday activities that bring joy and purpose. Certified care manager Vivian McLaurin shares her perspective on the 55+ active life. “I think of aging as life’s next adventure. I accept getting older but I reject ‘ getting old.’ I believe that growing pains are not only for toddlers and teens but for the timeworn as well. No pain. No gain.”
Activities are a lifesaver for both caregivers and care receivers. Boredom is an enemy to our bodies, our minds, and our spirits.
Play music that makes you want to sing or dance.
Actively seeking happiness through music can improve your health and well-being! Give someone (or yourself) a bunch of cut tulips and a simple vase. Arranging flowers is a happy activity that appeals to our senses of touch, sight and smell.
Go exploring! Take a walk around your yard or neighborhood.
Send greeting cards to other caregivers and their loved ones.
Make your own fruit-infused water. Remember, 64 oz a day!
Thanks to the Alzheimer’s Association check out this list of 101 things to do with someone living with dementia.
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Watch this video on walking safety tips.