Can you believe it is the Holiday season already? And, although the
season typically brings about joy, fun and fellowship, it can also create
sadness and stress for individuals. Seniors sometimes find this
time of the year particularly challenging to stay healthy due to the busy
nature of the season and may find the time of the year a trigger for
feeling the blues.
We found some good tips at www.care.com
10.)Take Breaks – If you plan an all-day outing, make sure to set aside some time for a nap or
rest in between.
11) Stay Involved – Even if traditions have changed or plans have changed up from previous
years, make sure to involve older relatives by asking them for help with cooking a favorite
dish or helping to decorate.
During the Holiday season, we also encourage families to pay particular attention to situations that might alert you to a decline in health – maybe it is a family member, a special friend, or neighbor. If so, perhaps they might need some help and assistance to remain safe and independent at home? Our Agency is here to help you find resources in your community that may be available.
The Area Agency on Aging District 7 is available to provide information and answer questions about a number of care needs and options that are available. After speaking with one of our specially-trained staff members concerning your family member’s needs, an in-home consultation to assess your loved one’s situation can be provided at no cost to identify risks and determine what assistance or preventive measures could improve their quality of life. Call us toll-free at 1-800-582-7277.