Most of us are thrilled to see 2020 on its way out and welcome a fresh start in the new year. 2021 is an excellent time to create new goals and get excited about healthier opportunities – especially for seniors! What better time to implement a better quality of life? All over the world, people set resolutions every new year. But the problem is following through with them. Read through our 5 tips below and learn how you can set your senior up for success!
Make Healthy Living Goals
Daily exercise, whether mild or moderate, is both safe and healthy for seniors! Regular physical activity can help prevent various health conditions and provide a host of other benefits. These include weight control, strengthening muscles and bones, and improving your senior’s mood and outlook.
Meet New People
One of your senior’s 2021 goals should be to increase their social interaction and meet new people, whether it is in-person or virtually. There are many ways to accomplish this, but one of the best is to help them find a way to volunteer and give back to their community. This allows them to interact with like-minded seniors, help them feel happier, and live a more purpose-driven life.
Challenge the Brain Regularly
One of the best ways to keep the mind active and stimulated is to learn something new! Did you know that seniors are the fastest-growing segment of computer users? It’s true and for good reason. Seniors keep their brains moving by learning to use technology and how to virtually communicate with others.
Get Plenty of Rest
Your senior needs to focus on getting a good night’s rest in the new year. If they are having trouble sleeping, now is the perfect time to evaluate the proper solutions to help them get better sleep and improve their health.
Be Conscious of Overall Health
A senior’s body and health changes often, so keeping up with these changes should be a priority. Have them schedule their annual wellness visit with their doctor to stay proactive about their well-being.
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 Carmel and schedule your consultation.