Autumn Safety Tips for Seniors

In Florida, we don't have a traditional autumn or winter, but there are still steps seniors should take to prep for the season. Fall Proof Your Home Family members are very busy during the holidays. If you expect to be spending time alone or expect an elderly loved one to spend time alone, it's time [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:58:00-05:00October 21st, 2019|Caregivers, Holidays|0 Comments

Halloween Activities for Seniors

We've said it before, and we'll say it again, holidays are a great way to break seniors out of a funk! Holidays often stir up memories for seniors that make them feel alone or sad. We encourage families and caregivers to take this time to build new memories with seniors and allow them to reminisce [...]

By |2019-10-15T11:42:25-05:00October 15th, 2019|Holidays|0 Comments

Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas for Seniors

Celebrate the small things! Holidays are a wonderful reason to gather the family and grandkids. While most seniors have acquired a lot of stuff over the years, there are still meaningful ways you can celebrate holidays like Mother's Day without giving knick knacks. We encourage families to give practical gifts that seniors can enjoy on [...]

By |2019-05-10T15:24:51-05:00May 10th, 2019|Holidays|0 Comments

Easter Activities for Seniors & Conversation Starters

Every holiday is a great opportunity for bonding, taking photos, and recording stories from elderly family members. We put together a list of five things you can do with seniors in order to bond and spark conversation. Dye Easter Eggs Conversation starter: What is your favorite Easter memory? Conversation starter: Did you dye Easter eggs as a [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:27:41-05:00April 17th, 2019|Holidays|0 Comments

Connect with Seniors After the Holidays

Family members often flood seniors’ homes during the holidays. There is hustle, bustle and reminiscing for a few weeks in December. Unfortunately, once visitors return to their busy schedules or fly off to their homes, seniors are left feeling lonely. November through January can be a tough time for older adults. An empty home after [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:28:25-05:00January 14th, 2019|Caregivers, Holidays|0 Comments

10 Christmas Activities to do with Seniors

Engage in meaningful activities this holiday season with older loved ones. Seniors might be feeling blue during the holidays due to the loss of loved ones or deteriorating health. However, simple family activities can turn a frown upside down! Spending quality time with others boosts overall health and wellbeing. Too many times, we treat visiting [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:28:42-05:00December 21st, 2018|Holidays|0 Comments

3 Things to Do While Visiting Older Parents

Visiting parents for the holidays is a great way to assess how they are really doing. Remember, it is their home! Do your best to tactfully evaluate their needs. We’ve put a few lists together to help you gauge their independence, home safety, and plans for the future. Too often well-meaning adult children attempt to force change. [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:28:48-05:00December 21st, 2018|Holidays|0 Comments

Supporting Seniors During the Holidays

Many caregivers realize that aging loved ones need more support during the holidays. Support can be practical, emotional, or physical. The holidays can feel bittersweet for many older adults. Seniors might feel isolated and alone, which may amplify feelings of loss, deteriorating health or changes in their environment. While there may be practical ways you [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:28:55-05:00December 13th, 2018|Holidays|0 Comments

Tips for Traveling with Seniors

Airport travel is stressful for everyone, let alone seniors. Thankfully, the Federal Aviation Administration has taken steps to ease the burden of senior travelers especially for those with disabilities. Traveling should be a rewarding experience that reunites loved ones and old friends, rather than a nuisance. We’ve put together a few simple tips that make [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:29:01-05:00November 30th, 2018|Holidays|0 Comments

Tips for Keeping Seniors Healthy During Holidays

Staying healthy during the holidays can be difficult when meals are decadent, and treats are abundant. Seniors have different dietary restrictions and physical limitations than younger adults. We urge families to include the elderly in holiday activities but encourage healthy alternatives everyone can enjoy. Don’t make assumptions about a senior’s capabilities. Offer older relatives options [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:29:08-05:00November 15th, 2018|Health, Holidays|0 Comments