Archives for Seasonal Activities

Indoor & Outdoor Senior Activities for Summer

The sun is shining, and the heat is rising – it’s the perfect time to get your senior loved one outdoors for some vitamin d! Participating in activities this summer can be very beneficial to elderly mental and physical health. Whether you attend a local festival or sneak away to a theater to cool down, summer activities are in full swing and it’s the perfect time to take advantage. Check out our list of 5 indoor and outdoor activities for seniors from Freedom Home Care here: Go Swimming! The best way to beat the heat is to dive into a
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Spring Activities for Seniors

The snow has melted, the sun is shining; it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful spring weather! There are plenty of spring activities for senior citizens to enjoy this season while also remaining safe. We have compiled a list of great spring activity ideas for seniors. Check them out below!    Head Outdoors   First things first, it’s time to ditch the winter jacket and head outside to breathe in the amazing spring air. A walk or picnic are great ideas to start! Many spring flowers are blooming so taking a walk on a scenic trail is an
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Health Benefits of Houseplants

  Are you looking to improve your health and happiness for 2020? Well, you can in so many ways, one simple and fun way to do so is with houseplants. You can add more indoor plants to your home and it can benefit your health. Learn more about this below. • Boost Mood – Humans have a connection to nature and nature calms us, so bringing plants indoors can help boost a person’s mood. Plants indoors also help increase oxygen levels, regulate humidity, and make people feel calmer. All of this can lead to a heightened mood. • Reduce Stress
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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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Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

After a long, hot summer it sure does feel nice to open those windows for a fresh fall breeze. The change of leaves also offers a lot of fun activities for seniors. Check out these 5 fall things that you and your loved ones can do from us at Freedom healthcare!   Fall Coloring Books Everyone loves a good coloring book no matter what age you are. You can color as a group or a solo activity and there are many health benefits to coloring. Coloring relaxes you and helps to avoid stress. Color pumpkins, scarecrows, apples and more! They
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Fun Spring Activities for Seniors

With spring right around the corner, you want to make sure your senior has enough fun things lined up this season to help ward off boredom and prevent loneliness. And with warmer temperatures right around the corner, your loved one is once again able to enjoy all of their favorite outdoor activities – and maybe even try a few new ones. In fact, being outdoors, your senior gets a healthy dose of vitamin D – necessary for proper development of the brain, bones and muscles. Doctors say sunlight is also helpful in improving mood and cognitive function, while offering mental
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