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Staying Active During Winter

Winter Often Takes a Toll on Exercise Levels Winter stretches longer than it seems and without realizing activity levels take a dip. When it’s too cold to be exercising outside, it’s important to remember there are still plenty of creative options to stay active indoors. This article will outline a few indoor exercise ideas to incorporate during the winter in order to stay active and healthy.   Indoor, Low Resource Options Taking a stroll outside when the weather is nice is a low resource option. To replace this activity during the winter can be difficult so here are a few
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How to Have a COVID Safe Holiday Season

Longing to Return to Normal Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic it is safe to say that the availability of safe and effective vaccines has decreased the instances of COVID-19. Many are eager to return to normal celebrations with family and friends. However, COVID is not yet eradicated and with the increase of variants it is important to still remember safety guidelines to ensure the spread of illness is not part of this holiday season.   Remember Smaller is Safer and Ventilation is Key Gathering in a small group will decrease the risk of transmitting COVID to your family
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Local Halloween Themed Activities for Seniors

Join in the Halloween festivities this year! There are plenty of creative and accessible crafts and activities to do from home or out in the Highland Park area. Halloween Is Just Around the Corner Crafts are a way to celebrate Halloween from home or with friends. Decorate pumpkins, make decorative spider webs, make spiral ghosts, make spooky candles, decorative Halloween garlands. If food is more up your alley, then make a seasonal cider or deviled eggs. An activity to get a group involved is by playing Halloween charades, by sharing scary stories, by making a homemade costume contest, by trick
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Our Top 5 Valentine’s Day Activities for Seniors

Valentine’s Day can be enjoyed by everyone. Whether you are young or old, single or in a relationship. The following are our favorite ways for seniors to have fun and celebrate love this Valentine’s Day. 1) Get Festive – Decorating your home or the room you spend the most time in is a simple and cost-effective way to make the day a little more joyful and exciting. Even just cutting out some hearts or making your own heart-shaped garland can make a huge impact for almost no money. Your loved ones or your Freedom Home Care companion can help! 2)
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5 Ways to Stay Cheerful This Holiday Season

The holidays bring many activities with family and friends, changes in routines and more. Participating in all these activities can be quite stressful for older adults. Below, we here at Freedom Home Care have put together some tips to help your senior loved ones have a happy and safe holiday season. Involve them in holiday preparations Your senior loved one might have some physical limitations, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t help with the holiday preparations. Include them in tasks like putting up decorations, helping to make dinner and dessert, wrapping gifts, tidying up, etc. The smallest and simplest
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Holiday Gift Guide for Seniors

As you begin your Christmas shopping list, don’t forget about getting something for that special someone. Whether they are your senior next-door neighbor, your parents, or the family members you hardly see. As you go down the list, items might get harder and harder to think of. It may be difficult to find something that they don’t already own, but don’t fret! We here at Freedom Home Care have compiled a holiday gift guide for seniors that they’ll love! Whether they love to spend time outdoors in the garden or sitting on the porch, or they’re on the hunt looking
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Holiday Shopping Tips for Seniors

With the holiday season approaching fast, you may find yourself out shopping more than usual. This might be a little concerning if you have a loved one who is a senior. They are less mobile than they used to be and may not pay attention to their surroundings. Police nationwide report an increase in crime around the holidays, particularly in retail areas. Senior citizens are often targeted as the victims of crime, due to the perception that they will be easier to distract or slower to react to what is happening. Senior safety tips for holiday shopping can help make
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How to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

Happy holiday season from Freedom Home Care! It’s time for that run of food-related events that takes us from Thanksgiving on through to New Years Day. It’s time for candied yams, jingle bells, and gobble-gobble. If you are expecting grandchildren to visit, or maybe just a few adults, there are some things you can do to get your home in order.   Freedom Home Care Highland Park reminds you that November is also American Diabetes Month. This is a good reminder of the special food preparation we can do for some of our guests. The holidays are especially difficult for
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