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Fun Springtime Activities for your Seniors

Now that Spring has officially sprung, and warmer weather appears to be on the horizon, it’s time to think about some Spring Activities. As we age, we sometimes look back at the things we enjoyed when we were young.

Enjoying Spring baseball starting plants from seeds

What did you enjoy doing in the Spring when you were younger? Was it planting seeds in a disposable cup and seeing grass or flowers grow? Was it planting flowers in the yard, or watching the tulips and daffodils pop up? Did you enjoy being able to sit on the patio and enjoy the warm breeze and sunshine? Is Spring Training for Baseball a fun memory?

Have you asked your senior parents or friends what they loved to do in the Spring when they were young? If not, you should ask. They will most likely enjoy remembering those days. Many of these activities can still be enjoyed as they age.

Here are some ways to help your senior participate in these activities:

Pick up some small terracotta or plastic pots at a local store, along with some dirt and seeds. Encourage your senior to decorate the pot with stickers and markers. Add the dirt and a few seeds, and a little water and place in a sunny spot. Now your senior has something pretty to look forward to!

If your senior can’t get down on the ground to plant flowers or veggies in the garden, but loves to grow things, you can pick up some nice pots and, or if you are handy, build a raised garden that they can reach without getting onto the ground. There are lots of great ideas for beautiful container gardens, and you don’t need a lot of space!

When the sun is shining, encourage your senior you get outside and enjoy the weather! Don’t forget a cozy blanket, so the breeze doesn’t cause a chill. If they have difficulty walking, or use a wheelchair or walker, make sure they have someone with them for safety. It’s always more enjoyable to enjoy some good conversation along with that sunshine!

Baseball Spring Training is coming up soon. I know many seniors who would love a new team shirt or hat and have someone to sit and watch the games with. It’s nice to be able to discuss the players and their stats with someone else!

Do you feel your senior could use some companionship, socialization, or additional help with household tasks, or personal care? Care at Home has wonderful caregivers available In the New London, CT, Westerly, RI, and Warwick, RI areas. Call us today for more information on how we can help keep your loved one active this Spring, and safe at home. Call 860.333.6841 for Connecticut, or 401-537-1609 for Rhode Island.

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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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