National Senior Citizens Day is August 21st. While it may not seem much to you, to the seniors in your world, it could mean everything. While they may not be able to go to the amusement park and ride the rides with you, there is much you can do with them.
Growing up when we did, it was always important to be “cool.” We had the right clothes, the right attitude, the right friends and we were “just cool.” As we age, being cool takes on new meaning. While we can still be stylish, it is important for seniors to monitor body temperature and stay cool. As we age, we don’t have the same ability to sweat as we did earlier in our life … and disgusting as it is, sweat keeps us cool. So in order to avoid serious health concerns like dehydration or stroke or other heat related illness, we need to stay temperature cool.
We live in a fast paced society these days where activity and technology swirl so fast around us that it is often difficult keep track of anything, much less everything. Many of us have the experience of walking into a room then wondering why we are there. Or we misplaced our keys or a bill to be paid and while we are sure they are here, we just can’t remember why they aren’t in the place we put them! Or all of sudden, the name of your next door neighbor just escapes you.
It is hard to look anywhere without being reminded of the importance of physical health. Our youth crazed culture shows magazines full of muscled men and women running, lifting weights, swimming and just being active. There really is nothing to match the feeling of strength and power and health.
There probably is no proof to this but I bet if there was a nationwide closet inventory, the results would show that most of us have a lot of clothes but only a few that fit us. There are those old jeans that are now two sizes too small, but well within our goal. Then there are our “fat” clothes we have for those times we hit that awful point. And then there are our current clothes that fit.
Let’s face it. Summer is a time for vacations and adventures. The best part about travel is that you don’t have to demolish your budget to travel, either. When you’re looking for an affordable, convenient and fun vacation spot, whether for yourself or you and your extended family, here are a few ideas from which to choose.
Summertime is when many of us spend time with friends and family. We take vacations, go swimming, explore the outdoors and go on picnics. If you’re a senior, your body may not regulate itself against the dangers of hot days so you need to be aware of the need to beat the heat and stay safe.
Growing up, summer was a favorite time of year. After all, if you lived in a cold climate the weather just got better which is pretty much true no matter where you live. You were out of school for a few months and there was that family vacation. Oh the memories associated with Disneyland, the beach or the lake with those fishing poles and campfires and all those “other” family vacation traditions that just made life good.