Self-Care for Seniors and Caregivers
- Makilah Rae Witt
A good day starts with a good night’s sleep. Create good sleep habits by going to bed at the same time and rising at the same time every day.
It is easy to forget the activities and interests that give color to our lives. Take time to invest in your creativity by activities you enjoy such as cooking, reading, traveling or exploring your hometown.
When we are stressed, it is easy to reach for unhealthy foods such as salty snacks or sweets. However, reaching for a healthy treat can boost your mood more effectively than junk food. Enjoy seasonal fruits and veggies such as apples and peanut butter for a healthy treat.
It is essential to connect with other families throughout the care giving journey for support and friendship. Support groups meet at local senior centers in the greater Chicagoland community. Reach out and discover friendships to help you and your senior loved one age in place with confidence.