August 4, 2016
At Continuum, we bet you can think of a variety of ways to finish that statement – with things you’ve always dreamed of doing, but put in the back of your mind until you have the money, means or time to pursue them. But what about your senior loved ones? They are just like you, with hopes, dreams, and aspirations for the future.
Everybody needs a bucket list, and senior family and friends are no different. Do any of your senior loved ones seem uninspired to come up with new ideas to make life more fulfilling and interesting? Try these suggestions to stimulate their wishful thinking:
- Create a legacy to pass down through writing memoirs
- Volunteer with a favorite charity
- Visit the town where he or she was born and raised
- Try a new hobby, such as scrapbooking or painting
- Learn something new, such as a foreign language or musical instrument
- Adopt a new pet
Keep in mind that the items should be ones your senior loved one is interested in, not just items you believe he or she should do regardless of what your loved one thinks. Continuum’s home care staff would welcome the chance to engage your senior loved one in a bucket list conversation, and then work to make those dreams a reality. Contact Continuum for home care assistance in St. Louis or St. Charles County, and for capable, creative assistance with realizing those life goals.