Everybody Has A Bucket List, And Seniors Are No Exception To That Rule.
“Someday…”. There are many exciting ways to conclude that thought only limited by the depth of one’s imagination. Perhaps there are activities and adventures that you want to pursue but just have not had a chance to turn into reality. But what about seniors? They still have dreams, aspirations, and hopes for the future as well.
If an elderly parent appears unable or unwilling to think of ideas to live life to the fullest, try these suggestions to stimulate and encourage their wishful thinking:
- Visit the town where they were born and/or raised.
- Volunteer with a favorite charity or organization.
- Try and engage in a different hobby, such as crafts, scrapbooking or painting.
- Create a legacy to pass down through writing or recording memoirs.
- Learn something new, for example, play a musical instrument or a foreign language.
- Adopt a new pet.
It is important to consider things that match the senior’s interest. These should not be activities that you feel they should try or are capable of doing. Let them make their own decision of what they would like to do.
Read more about how to help a senior loved one dream up ideas to live life to the fullest.
Hibernian Home Care, a professional Home Care provider, would welcome the chance to engage your senior loved one in a bucket list conversation, and then work to make those dreams a reality. Our company serves seniors throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey with professional Home Care services that enhance safety and improve the quality of life. To learn more, fill out our Contact Us Webform or call us at 732-481-1148 for further pointers, or for capable, creative assistance with realizing your senior loved one’s lifetime goals.