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Celebrating Independence Day

The 4th of July is a holiday that brings fun to people of ages with picnics, parades, fireworks and other fun traditional activities. It is the perfect opportunity to find a way for your Senior friend or family member to enjoy it!

If you are heading out to a picnic or parade, make sure you bring sunscreen and a comfortable chair to sit in and place it somewhere out of the sun and on steady ground. Also be sure to stay hydrated a little increase in temperature can make a big difference.

A picnic is the perfect opportunity to catch up with family and friends, take pictures and make memories. Maybe they are meeting a new member of the family or catching up with someone they haven’t seen, getting out will make them feel connected to everyone and even more engaged in life.

Many seniors either can’t leave home, or they are more comfortable at home, but it doesn’t mean they want to be left out. You could offer to bring the party to them, keep it small by bringing a festive snack and spending quieter time with them. Bring the children over to make crafts or talk about the things they used to do celebrate Independence Day.

However you plan to celebrate Independence Day just keep it relaxed and focus on creating positive lasting memories with those that you love.

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Suzanne Karp, Founder

Founder, Owner at Care at Home
Suzanne was born in Southington, Connecticut and currently resides with her husband and two Shih Tzu’s in New London, Connecticut. In 2010, she started Care At Home, a non-medical home care company that assists seniors to remain in the safety and comfort of their own home.Care At Home has grown significantly in just a few years and now employs over 90 people.As a former engaged life director at a national assisted care facility for seniors, and as a Conservator for the State of Connecticut, she quickly learned that she loved caring for her seniors (my “Peeps”).They brought as much joy into her life as she did to theirs. In the Fall of 2016, Suzanne was instrumental in creating the Southeast Senior Network which consists of over 50 professionals in the senior care industry.As a member of the Leadership Team, Suzanne conducts the monthly meetings at various locations throughout Southeastern Connecticut. Her experience as a Conservator for the Probate Courts has lead her to meet and work with various organizations and discover resources as she helps many people in different stages of their life. All of her experience has lead her to a point in life in which she understands what seniors need, and how she can maintain or increase their quality of life.All of this has earned her the reputation of being referred to as the “Senior Whisperer”.

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