Part of what I offer as part of my senior care business is get out and about in the public eye. You and I do not have a clue as to what it is like to have loss of independence as many seniors do when they give up their right to drive – either willingly or forcefully.This means that they are practically shut-ins. They don’t get to see their groups of friends, go out to lunch, attend church outings, senior activity days, nothing!
That is one of the reasons that I truly believe that the mind begins to go. If you have nothing to look forward to, no one to talk to, and no one to take you during the day (as most seniors like to be in at night!), then your world becomes closed off and you withdraw into the recesses of your own mind.
So to complete the weekly circuit I have been making about dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and memory loss, I wanted to wrap it up with something positive. (I really can’t stand negativity for too long!) That is why I wanted to bring up the weekly outings.
Whether a senior looks forward to getting their hair and nails done (or perhaps beards trimmed for the male sector), taking a drive, looking a flowers in a park, or simply stopping by the local ice cream shop, it is good to get an elder out. Just because they have aged, it does not mean that they are (in Mira’s words) ‘decrepit.’ Most everyone enjoys a little live action!
So because With Age Comes Respect I am willing to take my friends to their particular places or make one up for those that simply don’t want to have to choose. Surprises are fun and so are my friends the seniors! I would love to meet yours today!