Senior citizens in Philadelphia and beyond are encouraged to focus on self-improvement to kick off the new year. Seniors have worked hard and long enough to justify being somewhat selfish as the new year begins. Seize the opportunity to improve your mind, body, and spirit this year and you will have that much more hope for ’21 as we leave the ugliness of ’20 where it belongs – in the past.
The aging process takes a toll on the body as well as the mind. Most seniors have reduced energy levels, are worried about cognitive decline, and have not had the opportunity to socialize during the pandemic. If you are feeling depressed, don’t be afraid to admit it and ask for help. Be proactive by eating healthy, exercising, and asking for assistance from home care providers, psychologists, counselors, or therapists. Address those dark feelings head-on, make strides to focus on the positive, and your mind state will improve as we segue to a new year.
The typical senior citizen has interacted with the same couple people over and over throughout the dark year that was 2020. If you need any type of assistance at home, do not hesitate to ask for help from professional care providers.
Though social distancing continues as the pandemic drags on, there are opportunities to interact with others without risking exposure to coronavirus. Interact with family, friends, and others through videoconferencing and you will feel happier, more relaxed, and confident moving into the new year. If you don’t know how to videoconference or do not want to learn, pick up the telephone and reconnect with family and friends. There is no need to talk for hours on end. Merely vocalizing your thoughts for 5-10 minutes and listening to those you care about over the phone will make you feel that much better about yourself, your family, and the world during this challenging period of time. Interacting with others also lowers your risk for dementia, lifts your spirit, and ultimately makes life that much more enjoyable.
Everyone needs a purpose, regardless of their age. Even if you decide your purpose in your golden years is to make life better for others, it will give you a reason to move forward with a positive outlook amidst the societal chaos. Some seniors find their purpose in volunteering while others find value in offering the gift of friendship to widowed seniors. Others write online diaries in blog form, volunteer, search for online shopping deals, or help younger family members with homework through online tutoring. Pinpoint your purpose, give it your all, and you really will become a better person as 2021 unfolds.
Our Philadelphia home care agency is at your service. If you or a loved one need assistance, look no further than our care specialists. Our aim is to provide the assistance and care necessary to help seniors get the most out of life. Contact us today to find out more about our home care agency’s services and coordinate care at your home. You can reach us by dialing (215) 207-6779, by filling out our online contact form or emailing us at Pristinehcsmarketing@gmail.com.