Activities for Seniors | November 11, 2022
Prospective clients always ask me about the top activities our clients enjoy doing with a Caregiver. Understandably, this is because it is as simple as it is complex. After all, when was the last time most of us had to think about our routines? Maybe, this is because in our youth, and into our middle age, we tend to take our routines for granted. However, when we hit the Golden Years, our routines can often benefit from – and sometimes be entirely dependent upon – assistance from family, friends, and caregivers.
So, without further delay, here are our top 5 picks for activities to enjoy with your caregiver!
Yes, I said ‘game’ and no there is no shame in it. Why, might you ask? Because, games bring us together; games stimulate us intellectually, emotionally, and physically; and games are readily available and easily accessible. For the wordsmith, bring out the classic game of Scrabble. For the strategist, there is the timeless game of Chess or the game of Risk. Alternatively, for those who favour Lady Luck, a deck of classic playing cards can transform a group of strangers into friends for life. As such, we recommend making gaming an integral part of your routine with our caregivers (Who are usually more fun than people give them credit for)!
Few things bring us joy the way a hearty meal can. From the mouth-watering aromas to the artistic presentation, the culinary tradition is a sensual experience that is enjoyed by amateur and professional alike. Moreover, cooking can be a fast and easy experience, especially when you and the caregiver are tackling it together. A fan favourite is the classic home-made hamburger, served with a side of coleslaw and washed down with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Few things could be as delicious and nutritious at the same time!
Yes, you heard us; we mean it. Get up and go for a walk outside, in nature, and take in the breathtaking views, the invigorating breeze, and the calming sounds. With our caregiver at your side, you can safely enjoy a walk around the block or even take on a local hiking trail. The health benefits are plentiful, and the positive effects can often be felt the instant you open the front door.
Whether for groceries or for prescriptions, we all need to go shopping. What’s more, our clients often tend to combine business with pleasure; when they head out for grocery shopping, they also schedule in an impromptu treat on the way back; this could include a treasure hunt at a local thrift store, or the enjoyment of coffee and pastries at an artisanal bakery. With our caregiver keeping you company, it makes the experience an interactive one – one in which time flies because you’re having fun.
It’s party time! Of course, we don’t mean hosting a block party with crowds of strangers and kegs of beer – but a small and meaningful gathering of friends or neighbours. Our caregiver can help with the grocery shopping, light meal preparation, and keeping the refreshments and snacks coming, rendering your occasion a seamless and memorable one.
As described, these are our top 5 activities to enjoy with your caregiver. It includes some of the most popular activities our clients and caregivers enjoy – activities which you can begin today!
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Comfort Keepers senior care of Hamilton, Kitchener, and Waterloo has been helping seniors lead healthy, active, and enjoyable lifestyles for over two decades in North America. We understand the challenges of the golden years, we know what our seniors are capable of achieving, and we offer companionship and care that helps empower seniors to sustain their autonomy, maintain good health, and enjoy their time in retirement.
Our trained caregivers can make your day-to-day life easier and help you make the most of your time, rendering it a relaxing and enjoyable experience. At Comfort Keepers Kitchener and Waterloo senior care, we can help you achieve your tasks so that you can focus on the things that matter. We help our clients find joy by elevating the human spirit.
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