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Senior Care Activities: Visiting Your Local Library for a Refreshing Change of Scene!

Posted: 10/24/2013 9:42 AM by Interim HealthCare
With all of the technology that we have at our fingertips today, it can be easy to forget that the library is still a great place to visit. Most of our elderly loved ones will tend to prefer the library to bookstores and ebook readers, and it’s a great idea for an outing with them.
 
Every public library in the United States is free and has a wide selection of books, movies, and music to choose from. It’s nice when you can take your loved one out of their typical surroundings and do different things with them. This type of socialization is healthy and can break up a mundane routine. However, if you don’t have time during the day to take them around, hiring a professional in home caregiver to provide additional companionship and to do other activities might be a good solution.

Check the library's events calendar, you might find that an author they like is going to be conducting a reading at a local library in the near future. Many libraries also offer other activities that seniors often enjoy, such as, a movie night or other learning activities specifically for seniors.
 
For people who love reading, the library can be a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. In addition to comfortable chairs, most libraries have private study rooms in which you or a professional caregiver could read to the senior if the print is too challenging for them to read on their own.
 
Getting your loved one out of the house and doing something different promotes healthy soical interaction. Some care professionals, such as those with Interim HealthCare, are trained to identify their client’s likes and interests so this may be an activity they can add to their customized care plan. If you are taking them, consider including the grandchildren in the library adventure too.
 
The library is a wonderful resource and place to visit. Worlds of wonder await people of all ages at the library.
 
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care services, contact Interim HealthCare today. G+

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