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A Guide To Assisting The Elderly With Summertime Fun

The Advantage Home Health Solutions team would like to take this opportunity to remind you about our very special electric mobility scooters promotion while it’s still on. This week represents your last chance to take advantage of our Pride Mobility Scooter offer. With a purchase of the scooter, you will get a rear basket, a phone holder AND a side mirror for FREE! That’s a $200 value!

Scooters are well known for helping both seniors and individuals with mobility issues to safely get around. They will come in especially handy this forthcoming summer. The start of summer is still several weeks away. But let’s take a look at how you can prepare your elderly loved one for some summertime fun!

Engage in arts and crafts.

Getting your elderly loved one to discover the artist within is a great way to keep his/her mind stimulated. Arts and crafts activities also help to boost the moods of older adults. This is especially vital for those who feel lonely and isolated during the colder months of the year when they are cooped up in the house. Consider getting outdoors to create some nifty pieces of art with friends from the neighbourhood.

“Arts and crafts or sewing is a fun activity to create something to be proud of,” believes Sacramento’s Senior Helpers, “Making a blanket or creating a painting can help stimulate the senses, boost your mood, and trigger positive memories.”

Play some outdoor games.

Light exercise is highly recommended for older adults. But traditional exercise isn’t the only way that seniors can stay active. By playing such games as shuffleboard, horseshoes, ring toss and Frisbee, seniors can build stronger immune systems while improving their mental health. Playing outdoor games also helps for seniors to get better sleep at night as they expend more energy during the day.

“Board games and card games are fun, competitive ways to help older adults stay engaged as well as socialize,” adds Vineyard Senior Living, “An extensive scientific study shows that games and other leisure activities can reduce the risk of dementia. If the weather allows, consider playing outside games such as cornhole.”

Get out and garden.

Gardening is well-known as an outdoor activity that promotes both good health and better moods. Firstly, receiving vitamin D from the sun is good for overall health as it facilitates normal immune system function. Secondly, helping to spawn new life by planting flowers and maintaining a garden is a great way to create enjoyable afternoons. Gardening is also known for helping seniors to boost their self-confidence as they experience success with the activity.

“Gardening is a perfect choice for those who like to be outside and get their hands a little dirty,” says Senior Helpers, “It can also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia. Engaging in this activity helps gain exposure to vitamin D while providing nutritious fruits and vegetables to your home-cooked meals.”

At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we’re committed to helping seniors enjoy their summers. To learn all about our mobility devices and home accessibility renovations, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 403-460-5438. You may also email us by filling out the form on our Contact page!

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