Helping Seniors with the Changing Seasons

One of the most important things we can do for the senior members of our communities is help them handle change. Dealing with big changes like the loss of friends and loved ones is important, but there are a number of other changes that, while they might be easy for us handle, present larger challenges for the aging population. The changing of seasons represents one of those challenges, but caregivers and family members can offer support that gives seniors the right perspective to handle the transitions that happen four times each calendar year. Transitioning into Winter Easing into winter is one of the more difficult seasonal challenges that seniors face. Why? Loved ones aren t as available for visiting and socializing Grandchildren are deep into their school activities, leaving little time for relating to Grandma or Grandpa The weather is getting colder and more unpleasant In many areas, the weather creates stressful, more dangerous situations Keeping the home safe and comfortable r


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