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Intergenerational Activity Ideas

If the last year has taught us anything, it is the importance of our community and our time together. While the new regulations were often challenging, when people discuss what they miss the most it is always their friends and family and spending quality time together. Even if we had been lucky enough to have been living with our immediate family, we still missed our extended family and friends. Extended family and friends provide valuable companionship, life experience and often brighten our horizons with their diverse interests and perspectives. The...

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The Benefits of Intergenerational Relationships for Seniors and Youth

The beginning and end of our lives are times of love, family, and spirituality. These times are the bookends of life and provide a necessary framework for the joys of life, including the rest, growth, and connection to loved ones. Due to the elderly and the youthful having similar rhythms in life, they have a special connection to each other. Both prioritize the wonder of play, whether it is through the exploration of toys or gardens. Often, we divide our communities up by age - our schooling, hobbies, and communities....

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Tips On How to Engage Your Elderly Loved One in Social Activities

Socialization and community connection is a key aspect of a long and happy life. Elders who have thriving social lives usually display increased cognitive ability, better mental health and tend to be more physically fit due to their active lifestyle. Less social seniors find they experience the opposite of those benefits. Unfortunately, as we continue into the Covid-19 pandemic, we are seeing an increase in seniors who are becoming more withdrawn and less socially active. This can be a concern, especially due to the beneficial aspect a thriving social life...

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The Effects of Virtual Reality on Alzheimer’s Patients

Imagine having the opportunity to visit incredible sites or peaceful forests. What it might feel like to have those new and exciting or relaxing experiences available regardless of your physical space or ability level.  Virtual Reality (VR) has been around for a long time, however, in a contemporary sense VR technology is more affordable and more accessible than ever.  The reality of immersing yourself in a peaceful beach may not be far off, and this accessibility opens new opportunities within the context of healthcare.  Some hospitals have already integrated virtual...

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Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

Fall is the season of autumnal colours, slowing down and finding peace. Usually the pace of our lifestyle slows as the weather gets colder and the sun begins to set sooner. This is a wonderful time to connect with close loved ones and spend quality time on hobbies that bring you joy. Making space for building these moments of connection can boost morale and increase mental wellness. When choosing activities to enjoy with your elderly loved one, it is valuable to consider their individual taste and ability. Each person has...

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The Benefits of Yoga for the Elderly

Yoga is a fun and wonderful sport that has numerous health benefits. People of all ages can enjoy yoga and reap its benefits. However, in recent years, studies have found that yoga is especially beneficial for people over the age of 50. Elderly people can utilize yoga to regain strength in their muscles and regain their flexibility. It is a simple exercise program that can help them combat the effects of aging and keep them feeling young and energized. Plus, yoga is a great sport that allows you to advance...

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Homemade Gift Ideas for Elderly Loved Ones

Seniors can be hard to shop for as many seniors already have everything they want for their home or have to give up some of their belongings to move to an assisted living facility.  Even if your elderly loved ones seem to have everything, they will probably appreciate a thoughtful homemade gift.  Some people decide against homemade gifts because they think that making something on their own will be too difficult, but that is not always true.  We at Carefect Home Care Services understand that everyone has different skills and...

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Tips on How to Make a Memory Box for An Elderly Loved One

Seniors often suffer from memory loss, especially if they suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, so a memory box can be a great way to help them keep their memories alive. Family caregivers and other family members can get together to collect things that are important to their elderly loved one and compile a memory box for them. We at Carefect Home Care Services would like to offer some tips on how to make a memory box for your senior loved one. Preparing the Box When creating a memory box...

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Summer Activities for Seniors

Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors with your loved ones or take a vacation. There are plenty of ways to include your elderly loved ones in your summer plans. Seniors might not enjoy all of the summer activities that their younger family members enjoy but there are plenty of common ground areas that everyone can enjoy together. In this article we would like to offer some ideas for fun summer activities for seniors that they might enjoy. Swimming Seniors who want to go...

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Spring Crafts Ideas for Seniors

Crafts are a great way for seniors to express themselves and enjoy doing something new. Aside from being fun, crafts are a good way for seniors to engage themselves mentally by focusing their attention on creating something. Keeping seniors occupied with craft activities will also help keep them from getting bored and falling victim to depression. We at Carefect Home Care Services would like to offer some ideas for spring crafts that seniors can enjoy working on with their family members, in a group setting or on their own. Simple...

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