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Fall Prevention Awareness Day: September 22. Check out 6 ways to prevent falls…

September 22nd, 2017 No Comments

Fall Prevention Awareness Day on the First Day of Autumn

The National Council on Aging has prepared an infographic of 6 steps to prevent a fall. For adults over 65, it’s especially important to guard against falls. Preventing falls is a big component of senior care.

1. Exercise will help with your balance and strength

2. Speak with your health professionals to determine if you’re prone to falls

3. Review your medications with your pharmacist or doctor periodically to make sure your drugs aren’t causing you to fall

4. Get hearing and vision checkups regularly

5. Take precautions in the home

6. Ask your family to help you stay safe against falls

Have a wonderful autumn, everyone!

4 Ways Kids Can Volunteer to Help Seniors

April 7th, 2017 No Comments

4 Ways Kids Can Volunteer to Help Seniors - Visiting Angels in New Jersey

Your children can gain invaluable experience, do good in their local communities, and make lifelong friends by helping seniors during their school breaks and/or weekends. Talk to your kids about the ways they can spend their time assisting older members in the community and why that’s a good use of their free time.

Help With Yard Work

Clearing debris from the winter, moving leaves, mowing lawns, and planting flowers are all tasks that seniors may struggle with. Send over your children to give them helping hands for their landscaping needs. It’s a great workout, and the kids can learn useful tricks for putting together a quality garden.

Chauffeur to Appointments

If you have teenagers, they’re probably chomping at the bit to get time in the car. Let them turn that enthusiasm into volunteering to help seniors get to their appointments. You can tie in free driving time with each appointment, so they have even more of a reason to want to participate in these activities.

Make Home Cooked Meals

Learning how to cook is a skill that will serve your children well. Combine this with a visit to your older neighbors. You can send the kids over with a care package of baked goods, help them put together a dinner party with people from your neighborhood, or go to assisted living communities to pass out meals or baked goods (check with the facility first).

Start a Board Game Night at a Senior Center

If the primary objection to volunteering is that the tasks they have to do are boring or dull, reach out to a senior center to see if you can host or attend a board game night. Children get to have fun with their favorite board games while having an engaged audience that can give them a run for their money!

Volunteering is beneficial for everyone involved. Your children learn about the spirit of giving, they make new friends, and you help out many seniors in your neighborhood. Kids have plenty of time to text with their friends or play the latest video games, think how beneficial it would be if they were to use some of that free time to make a real difference in the lives of other people.