Many older adults are vaccinated and ready to safely socialize again. Home entertaining is on the agenda for people eager to be with family and friends after a long hiatus.
Not only is socializing fun, it has health benefits for older adults: Socializing keeps feelings of loneliness at bay and helps sharpen memory and cognitive skills, according to Mayo Clinic Psychologist Craig Sawchuk. Socializing also boosts your levels of happiness and well-being.
So here’s help for vaccinated older adults who want to socialize again – five tips for home entertaining.
You always planned to age in place. The pandemic – and stay-at-home orders that followed – probably accelerated the plan. Fortunately, you have endless options to bring your favorite activities home.
Even as more older adults get the COVID-19 vaccine, you still want to stay safe. And that may mean sticking close to home for some time. But you don’t have to – or will want to – miss activities, luxuries or traditions you enjoyed outside the home.
Instead, make home your haven for everything you love.
Here’s how to do your favorite activities at home, plus tips to hel…
Calling it the holiday blues seems a bit dismissive. For many seniors, the sadness they experience during or after the holiday season is much more serious than a cute catch phrase.
And a lot of folks suffer. In fact, an eye-opening 64% of adults says they’re affected by the so-called “holiday blues,” and more than a quarter say they’re affected “a lot” by this phenomenon, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
What’s worse, when combined with other factors – failing health or immobility, loss of friends or family, etc. – the holiday-…
Nothing beats spending quality time with your grandchildren, but as the temperatures outside drop during the winter, it can significantly limit your options when choosing activities kids will enjoy.
Thankfully, there’s a plethora of indoor activities grandkids, as well as grandparents, can enjoy doing together. Of course, there are the usual ideas — books, board games, coloring and drawing — but you didn’t come here for those. You came here for ideas you wouldn’t typically come up with on your own.
So here are some unique and fun indoor activities you can do w…
Students have been away at college for a few weeks now. They are learning and growing and becoming great young adults, but to you, they’ll always be a grandchild first in your heart. They’re incredibly busy with class work, new friends and a ton of added responsibilities. They’ve settled into their dorms, unpacked all of the essential items brought from home, and quickly realize they’ve forgotten several small but vital incidentals.
First aid kits, a sound machine, and single serve snacks are just some of the incidentals college kids will need for the school year…
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