Spring is just around the corner and after a long winter of being cooped up inside seniors are probably anxious to get outside and enjoy warm weather and sunshine. There are a lot of fun activities that seniors who are aging in place can do around the house and the yard as the weather warms up, but some seniors may have trouble doing activities because of physical challenges. Companion care at home services are a great idea for seniors who live alone and want to participate in spring activities but need a little extra support.
With companion care at home, seniors will get the physical and emotional support they need to do things like:
Plant Some FlowersCompanion Care at Home Rahway NJ – Fun Spring Activities For Seniors
Now is the time to plant some beautiful flowers so that they will bloom later in the year. If the weather isn’t quite warm enough to plant yet seniors and their companions can sit down with garden catalogs and start planning what plants and flowers to plant this year. And seniors can even create a plan to change their existing garden or plan an elaborate outdoor oasis using the garden supply catalogs for inspiration.
Decorate The House For Spring
Who says decorating is just for the winter holidays? Seniors can decorate a seasonal tree, which is really a Christmas tree with seasonal decorations on it instead of Christmas decorations. Change the Christmas lights to white lights, pink lights, or yellow lights. And put up some fun spring-themed ornaments and items like cloth flowers, bells, bunnies, and other fun spring-themed decorations. Don’t forget to add some Easter eggs and baby chicks too. Seniors may also want to change their curtains and put away the heavy dark winter curtains and put up some light sheer curtains for spring.
Get Spring Clothes Out Of Storage
Even though it might not feel like right now the weather is going to be warming up so now is the time to go through all those storage boxes in the attic, basement, or garage and get out all the spring and summer clothes. Seniors who have companion care can get help from their companions going through the clothes and deciding which ones to keep and which ones to give away to charity or throw away. Then those clothes that are staying should be washed and put away while the winter clothes get washed and packed up to be stored until next winter.
Shop For Spring-Themed Home Items with Companion Care at Home Aides
Another fun activity that seniors can do is to go out and shop for spring and summer items. Candles, room diffusers, fun spring-themed décor, patio furniture, baskets to fill with flowers, and outdoor yard games are all things that seniors can be shopping for in the spring. A companion can help seniors by providing transportation to stores, helping them shop and manage their money, and encouraging them to sit down for a cool drink and snack when they are feeling overwhelmed. Getting out of the house after being cooped up all winter will do seniors a lot of good physically and mentally.
If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring Companion Care at Home Services in Rahway NJ, call the caring staff at Helping Hands Home Care today at 908-418-4299.
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