Are you considering moving into a retirement home? Many boomers like yourself are finding more benefits to downsizing and transitioning into a community of other like-minded retirees. If you’re interested but still feel a little apprehensive about making the move, here are some simple steps to take that can help you have an easy transition to a retirement home. Make Time to Reminisce The transition phase between leaving the family home and moving into a retirement home can be quite stressful at first. Knowing that you’ll have to part with many of your cherished possessions and leave your familiar comforts…> Read More
Looking for some fun things to do with your grandparents this summer? We’ve rounded up a few of the best activities that you can enjoy while creating new memories and spending quality time together. Card Games Grandparents are always pros at a multitude of card games. And they’re often the best ones to teach you. Games like UNO, Old Maid, Bridge or even Go Fish are excellent options – you can even teach them a new game or two. Share Old Photos and Stories Want to hear a great story? Your grandparents likely have many from back in the day.…> Read More
We often take our grandparents for granted and forget to spend more time with them. But with our busy schedules, it’s often hard to fit in the time to visit our parents, let alone anyone else in the family. However, with these quick tips, you’ll be able to spend more quality time with your grandparents, who always appreciate a visit. Call Them Monthly (Or Weekly!) Taking ten minutes to pick up the phone and call them once a month shouldn’t take up too much time out of your schedule. Just remember, your grandparents are often busy enjoying their retirement. So…> Read More
Do you have a loved one who’s struggling with the changes that come with age? We all know that as we get older, there comes a time when our physical health starts to decline. But what most people are never ready for is the mental health changes that are also associated with the natural process of ageing. So if you or a loved one is finding it difficult to cope with the impacts of ageing, it’s essential to get a clear understanding of what causes mental health decline in seniors and what you can do to help. Depression Many seniors…> Read More
Do you have a senior loved one who’s showing signs of depression and seclusion? If so, then it may be time to try these mood-boosting strategies to combat senior loneliness and help your loved one get back to enjoying life again. Arrange For Weekly Visits It’s not always easy to take time out of your busy schedule to visit an ageing parent every week. Most children end up visiting at the same time over the holidays which can leave senior parents without a visitor for months on end. To prevent this, try splitting up visitation times between all your siblings and your parent’s closest friends so they can always have someone to brighten their day and chat with. Sign Them Up For Classes You can combat senior loneliness by getting them more engaged with others. Keep and eye out for local classes that will give them the opportunity to meet…> Read More
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