Gone are the days of canning/preserving foods, sewing, knitting, square dancing, barbershop quartets and so on. Or, perhaps not! In neighborhoods across the country, many lost arts are making a comeback. If you are an empty-nester, new to retirement, or would simply love a new thing to do, at Lifefone, we have highlighted four lost arts that are making a comeback.
Monthly Archives: November 2017
Medical evidence has shown the mind is powerful and your moods and emotions impact the overall quality of your life. Additionally, if you fear aging and "getting old and not being useful" any longer, that is a mindset that can be addressed and perhaps changed. While aging may be a fact of life, the way we approach the inevitable will determine how gracefully we age.
Medical science has improved tremendously over the past century or so, which is allowing people to live much longer lives, and in their own homes. However, as one ages, they might need a little outside assistance from a family member, or a set of extra ‘eyes’. If your loved ones continue to age in place, yet you want to ensure that they are doing so safely, then you just might find some of the technology that is presently available quite helpful.
When retirement rolls around, many seniors are unsure of what to do with all of their free time; as a caregiver or family member, it's crucial that you help your elderly family member find ways to remain active and involved. Volunteering is a gratifying venue for many retired individuals as it gives them a way to give back to the community and gets them out of the house. Remaining active and involved and having a purpose in life, benefits your loved one in both mental and physical ways as well.
November is Family Stories Month. Family stories and traditions hold a special place in our hearts. Thanksgiving and Christmas are generally a time for tradition, but, often in our fast-paced, on-the-go society, we aren’t as connected with our families as we used to be. At LifeFone, we believe in keeping families connected.
There are many different reasons to look forward to the fall; the crisp autumn air, the glory of leaves changing colors, the sun still shining without the intense heat of summer days. With so many fall activities, you can easily fill up your days with them. At LifeFone, we have compiled a list of four fall activities for older adults.