4 Ways for Seniors to Stay Connected in Their Community

4 Ways for Seniors to Stay Connected in Their Community
Many older adults were active in their communities when they were younger. They may have volunteered at their child’s school, led a Boy Scout or Girl Scout troupe, or helped to organize community events. As people age, it’s normal to slow down a bit and back away from these kinds of community responsibilities. However, that doesn’t mean your aging relative has to stop being involved in any community events. An elderly care provider can assist the older adult to continue attending events in the community and even volunteering. Below are 4 ways an elderly care provider can help your aging relative to continue being involved in their community.

#1: Attend Festivals
Nearly every community has their own traditional festival. Perhaps there’s a festival to celebrate the town’s history or a special holiday festival. Festivals are typically very crowded, which can be a dangerous situation for a senior who isn’t steady on their feet. An elderly care provider can take your aging relative to the festival and walk with them to ensure they don’t get bumped into and fall.

#2: Sign Up for Local Seminars and Classes
There are often seminars and classes going on in the community where the older adult can learn a new skill or ways to improve their health. For example, some hospitals and senior centers offer classes, like exercise classes designed for older adults or seminars on preventing falls. They may even offer healthy cooking classes. An elderly care provider can help your aging relative to register for classes and seminars they are interested in.

#3: Attend Events at the Library
Most local libraries offer programming for both young people and adults. They might have a book club the senior can join, craft classes, or computer classes. There may also be ways the older adult can help out at the library, too, such as assisting with children’s programming. An elderly care provider can drive your older family member to the library to go to events and stay with them to assist if they need help with the activity.

#4: Go to a Volunteer Position
Volunteering is an excellent way for seniors to remain involved in the community. It also gives them a way to feel productive and give back. There are all kinds of volunteer opportunities that seniors can be involved in, such as checking in people at the food pantry or reading with children to improve their reading skills. An elderly care provider can help your aging relative to keep track of their volunteer schedule and drive them to their volunteer position.

If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in Draper, UT, contact the caring staff at Interim Healthcare. Call today 801-401-3515.?

Author: Michael and Marlena Hawkins, Owners, Interim HealthCare, Salt Lake City, UT 

Interim HealthCare of Salt Lake City has been in business since February 2014, providing in-home personal care and support services that help our elderly and/or disabled neighbors live enriched, safe and independent lives. Our goal is to provide customized care and support services that make it possible for our clients to remain in the comfort of their own homes rather than relocate to an assisted living facility. Interim HealthCare is family owned by Michael and Marlana Hawkins, and is a Veteran Owned Small Business.

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