The benefits of walking for seniors are well documented. From increasing strength and improving circulation to improving mood and keeping the mind active, walking is a gentle exercise that is accessible to most seniors. And yet, due to mobility issues, a lack of motivation due to declining mental health, or simply a lack of companionship, many seniors don’t feel able to get up and moving on their own.
Each senior has their own abilities and needs. That is why Comfort Keepers Peterborough offers Walking Services for our senior clients. We tailor our services to provide our clients with the support and companionship they need to get up and out while taking care to safeguard them from falls or injury. These walking services for seniors in Peterborough are provided by the special caregivers we call Comfort Keepers, to promote health, wellness, and independent living to its fullest.
Walking provides seniors with the opportunity to stay physically active physically and engaged as members of their community. Whether indoors or outdoors, walking is an accessible form of exercise for most seniors. Our Comfort Keepers are always happy to accompany their senior clients on a good walk!
If mobility is an issue, our Comfort Keepers can assist their senior clients with walking close to home – or even in their homes. Getting out in the yard to enjoy the sun or explore the gardens can be a great first step towards longer walks to come. Accompanying a senior client on walks through their own neighbourhood offers an opportunity to reconnect with friends and neighbours. Having the steady hand of a Comfort Keeper with them to safeguard against falls makes close-to-home walks safe and enjoyable for our clients living with limited mobility.
Because the warm and dry days of summer are short-lived here in Ontario, mall-walking is a popular option for many seniors. Shopping malls are safe, well-lit, and a place to get active and social. Our Comfort Keepers are there to help seniors navigate steps, escalators, and heavy doors as needed.
With the ongoing health risk of Covid-19, Comfort Keeper caregivers can also help to ensure the safety of our clients by helping them to navigate health and safety protocols while in an indoor space.
Getting outside for a walk has the added benefits that come with fresh air and sunshine. Here in Peterborough, we are surrounded by walking trails and park systems. Many of our local trails and paths are paved and well maintained making them perfect for seniors to enjoy. Our Comfort Keepers can accompany seniors to the trails and help them enjoy an invigorating time outdoors.
If you or a senior in your family needs support or companionship in order to enjoy the benefits of walking, contact Comfort Keepers Peterborough to learn more about our Walking Services for Seniors in Peterborough.