How can we enjoy the autumn season fully? Whether in our own homes or spending our days with friends at the Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E. Day Health Center, there are many ways to enjoy the seasonal changes.
And while we tend to joke about “senior moments” as the years add on, we may notice that our elders forget beyond the usual lapse in memory. While forgetting where we put the car keys is common at all ages, forgetting the purpose of the keys could indicate signs of dementia
Research shows that reminiscing together builds stronger social connections—and enjoying social connections is vital to our health. Whatever age, everyone wants to be heard and seen, and when we tell our personal stories, we feel valued.
In large part, what Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E. offers is human contact. Even while assisting our participants to remain independent and able to live each in your own homes, we also ensure that no one is alone.
Not in our lifetimes has that commitment been needed so desperately. As COVID-19 swept through our communities, more and more older people found themselves isolated from friends, neighbors and loved ones.
Movement is extremely important to people of all ages, but especially to those that are in their retirement years. It’s during that time that people often become less active and inactivity can become debilitating.
When dealing with an aging loved one, whether it be a spouse, parent, grandparent, or other relative or friend, it does “take a village.” While some caregivers seem to have it all together, you never know what goes on behind the scenes.