Posts Tagged "activities"

After many months of staying safe at home, you probably noticed some work could be done around the house! So now’s the time for DIY home projects.

Don’t be fooled – or scared – by the word “projects.” There are plenty of achievable and worthwhile tasks that will improve your quality of life while aging in place.

Even better, we have some you can do that will improve the safety of your home. And we have some that will improve the quality of your surroundings. And whatever you choose to do should be enjoyable and rewarding.

Here are several DIY home projects (that’s …

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5 tips for safe spring cleaning

By Michele McGovern
March 15th, 2021 Health & Wellness No Comments

Time to turn the page on winter doldrums and give a nod to spring. And no better time than now to think about spring cleaning, whether you endear or dread it.

Spring cleaning will help clear your home and mind – a sort of physical and mental decluttering.

Of course, older adults want to put personal safety at the forefront of any cleaning effort so you can continue to age in place for years to come.

With that always in mind, here are five tips to get your home clean for the spring.
Start with a list
Write it on a piece of paper or make notes in your tablet. But b…

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Ah, finally time to get back into the Spring of things! If you were cooped up this winter, you’re probably ready to get out and enjoy springtime activities again.

Those activities might hold more meaning this year, as many older adults hunkered down for nearly a year to stay safe and healthy in the pandemic. Now, many people have or hopefully will receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

And springtime might feel like the right time to get active and outside again – with safety in mind, of course.

So, whether you want to try something different this year, or stick to hobbies,…

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25 ways to take a virtual vacation

By Michele McGovern
February 15th, 2021 Health & Wellness No Comments

Whether the pandemic grounded you, or you prefer to stay home, take a virtual vacation. It’s the way to travel this year.

The variety of vacations you can take from the confines of your home are practically limitless. In fact, older adults might be able to travel more than ever this year because you can go from beaches and mountains to art museums and historical sites virtually.

Here are a multitude of vacation ideas to enjoy from home:
National points of interest
You can take a virtual vacation to visit national monuments, historical points of interest and national…

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Spend five minutes practicing mindfulness today, and you can help improve your life.

Even older adults who claimed they didn’t have the time, patience or attention span for it have found big benefits from a tiny act of mindfulness – which is the practice of focusing on and being fully aware of the present moment and nothing else.

With that, you also calmly accept your feelings, thoughts and sensations without judgement. It’s a quiet, still practice with lasting positive mental and physical effects.
Research proves the benefits
Mindfulness helps older adults maintain…

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