It’s that time of year again when we all start reviewing how the last year went, did we accomplish all we wanted to in 2016? This new year brings about opportunity, an opportunity to start fresh and begin making changes to become a better you.
This year is the time to make it happen! Here are five New Year resolutions that will be at the top of every elderly individual’s ‘2017 to do list’.
State of mind, body and soul
Switch up your diet! Young or old a good diet is essential for good health. Healthy meals full of nourishing fruits, vegetables, lean meats and nuts will not only improve your overall health but your body will thank you for it.
Stay feeling young by keeping yourself active – you don’t have to do the trendy thing and join a gym! Why not try a few short walks, taking in some fresh air or even some senior yoga! Keeping your brain active is essential, a crossword puzzle or Sudoku puzzle a day will contribute to a healthy mind helping reduce risk of dementia symptoms developing.
The home is where the falls happen
Did you know that one out of every three elderly individuals are injured because of falls around the house?
Protect yourself against falls by getting a Careline Alarm in place with the help of loved ones and safe guard yourself from harm and make your home ‘elderly-friendly’. To find out more about our easy-to-use system please give our team a call on 0800 101 3333 today.
Dust off that Tablet
Did you know, a study from 2010 showed that seniors are the fastest growing demographic on social media? Time to join the masses and expand your horizons by dusting off that iPad or Tablet that the grandchildren got you last Christmas.
It may be intimidating at first, with such things as Skype, but soon enough you will be having ‘face to face’ conversations with family members on the other side of the world and keeping track of your grandson or granddaughter as the seek their adventures back packing around the globe.
Family is the most important thing
Time flies by so fast and life seems to take many of us in different directions away from our loved ones. Jobs, friends, travelling; the list of distractions from family grows and before you know it years have passed since you last saw some members of family.
Family is your heart’s comfort zone, it is where you are surrounded by love and it is more important that we spend more time to strengthen those bonds. Taking time for Sunday lunches, babysitting the grandchildren and even a few spontaneous visits for a cup of tea and some cake is a must for this coming year to re-establish and strengthen the relationships with those we cherish dearly.
Rekindling of past years
It is common over the years for us to lose touch with friends as relocation, career opportunities, family and just the pursuit of life takes us on different courses. It is understandable that the older we get the harder it is to stay in touch but luckily with modern times there are easy and accessible ways for us to reconnect and stay connected.
Facebook and emailing gives the tools to easily talk and share old memories with those we wish to rekindle with. Better yet getting help to set this up also gives us an ideal opportunity to spend some time with a loved one as they teach how it all works!
Careline365 wishes you all the very best for the year ahead! We hope 2017 is a great year for you all!