Meat eaters can save money by doing some work themselves, such as in buying a whole chicken and cutting it up themselves. In the case of senior citizens, hopefully the family or caretakers will help with this responsibility as this may be too difficult for a senior to do anymore. But know this, a whole chicken can feed an elder many meals, thus saving them some serious dollars and cents!
Eating out costs much more than eating in. It is also much healthier in many instances. Perhaps the caretaker or the family members could make homemade prepared meals that just have to be reheated. This is easy, safe and much more nutritious; not to mention much more affordable!
A really good way to get a senior involved in their own lives is to have a small garden for them to help tend to. The ‘garden’ may simply be a few plants in pots, but this will give the senior the privilege of weeding, watering and watching them grow. The rewards will be even greater when it comes time to harvest the crops. Knowing that they had a hand in growing their own food will make it that much sweeter to eat and knowing that it cost them just pennies to grow will ease a senior’s mind off of the distressing feeling of overspending!
Another way for a senior to get involved and to save is to make their own bread and pasta. With a little assistance from the caretaker or family members, fresh bread will not only fill the house with the smell of love, it will coat the pockets with many extra pennies that will come in handy for other necessities along the way!
If we all work together and keep in mind that With Age Comes Respect, we will all be better off in the end. Let’s work together and help seniors afford what they deserve!