You know what they say… new year, new you! And if ever there was an appropriate new year to say so, it’s this one. 2021 presents a unique opportunity for seniors to implement healthier habits and help them live happier and feel better. The challenge is not necessarily creating these goals and resolutions, but rather seeing them through to completion. So, we’ve come up with five solid goals below that can help your senior live a healthier lifestyle and stick to it!
Make Healthy Living Goals
It’s time to get active! Getting in daily or regular exercise provides numerous benefits to your senior loved one. Physical activity can help prevent many various conditions and is a great way to help them control their weight, improve their mood, strengthen their muscles, and build their bone health.
Meet New People
Not only is volunteering a great way to give back to the community, but it is also the perfect opportunity for your senior to make new social connections and meet more people! When it is safe to do so, your senior can volunteer and connect with like-minded individuals to create a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. This can help your senior lead a purpose-driven life.
Challenge the Brain Regularly
Did you know seniors are the fastest-growing segment of computer users? There’s a good reason for this! Learning something new, like technology and how to communicate virtually, is great brain stimulation. Keeping the mind active and challenged is a top priority among seniors, especially in the new year!
Get Plenty of Rest
The new year is the perfect time to help your senior explore their troubles with sleep. A good night’s rest is essential to senior health, so help them assess the correct solutions and start getting good sleep again.
Be Conscious of Overall Health
Help your senior make keeping up with their health a priority. Their body goes through a lot of changes with the aging process, and scheduling an annual wellness visit with their doctor is a great way to be proactive.
If you are ready to create a plan for 2021 with your senior loved one but would like some guidance, please give our caregivers a call here at Home Care Assistance Tampa.