We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! We also hope that the next part of your holiday season is even more joyous. The calendar is about to flip over. And we’re sure that you join the LifeCare Mobility Solutions team in hoping that 2021 is a much happier year for all of us. Needless to inform you, 2020 was a tough one. COVID-19 certainly presented more difficulties than we ever needed.
This is especially true for seniors. Older adults faced the greatest challenges contending with the coronavirus. In 2021, we hope that we see an end to the pandemic. In the meantime, it’s wise to consider all the ways in which we can live happier, healthier lives in the new year. But what can seniors do to make the most out of 2021?
Pursue a healthy lifestyle.
You’re never too old to start a new diet plan or engage in some exercise. We all need to eat right and keep active. But, in our older years, the importance of nutrition and fitness increases. With even a few small changes to your eating and daily physical routines, you can age a lot more gracefully. On ComfortKeepers.ca, people are urged to inspire their elderly loved ones to live healthy lifestyles.
“Plan to exercise often, eat nutritious foods and to encourage each other while doing so,” advises the website, “If you live near your beloved senior, take walks or participate in a group exercise class together. Even if your senior lives far away, you can take walks during the same time of day and talk on the phone to plan healthy meals and other activities.”
Keep your mind active.
Older adults need to keep their minds stimulated. It’s important for them to get engaged in conversations, put together puzzles, work on word searches and crosswords and play games. By having their brains continually working, it helps to ward off the onset of dementia. Not to mention, an active mind doesn’t have a ton of time to be depressed.
“Challenging your brain to learn something new through a university or community class, book or movie club, or photography group, helps keep your brain healthy, says Dalhousie University,” reports Chartwell.com, “Lifelong learning helps build cognitive reserve, the brain’s resilience and ability to cope with stress and challenges.”
Share your “secret” family recipes.
It seems as if everyone has a so-called family “secret” that has been handed down from generation to generation. Have you handed down any family secrets yet? Why not make 2021 the year when you pass along a tradition that you’ve been waiting to share? ComfortKeepers.ca encourages you to share healthy recipes.
“Exchanging healthy recipes can help your elderly loved one eat more nutritious meals and gives you the opportunity to ensure they are eating well,” says the site, “The bonus is receiving favourite family recipes from your loved one that have been passed down through the generations!”
At LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we proudly offer a wide variety of mobility solutions that can help seniors to make the most out of 2021. To learn more about them, please don’t hesitate to call us at 416-267-9800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page! Happy New Year!