Caregivers in Moorestown NJ
As both caregivers and aging parents, it’s easy to focus on the things that may be going wrong as age brings change and challenges. Just getting through the daily routine can leave little time or consideration for finding an alternative perspective. As Abraham Lincoln noted, “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” In honor of finding the roses, here are four beautiful aspects of aging.
If your parent was to walk away from the TV and think about the possibilities, how do they want to spend their senior years? What dreams may have been shelved for so long they may have forgotten they ever existed? Now is the time to dust off forgotten dreams and get to work on their creation. They will know they’re headed in the right direction when they lose track of time and wake up in the morning eager to greet the day. If they seem to be at a standstill, you can help them find their passion through trial and error. They have the time to try different classes and read various books until a topic strikes their chord of anticipation and excitement.
It’s a common theme—humans want to give back. They feel good when they share a bit of themselves and, in so doing, help others better their lives. Whether people, plants or animals, helping a living thing improve or thrive brings a sense of joy rarely found. Children, in particular, seem to touch a deep emotional chord with the elderly. In addition to helping the younger generation succeed, volunteers garner a sense of self-worth and personal satisfaction. Senior Corps is a volunteer organization for those 55 and over which connects them with the people and organizations that need them the most.
Peace & Quiet
Your younger years can find households that are busy and loud. How many times have those in these circumstances yearned for some peace and quiet? When life grows quiet, it’s easy to reminisce about what is left behind instead of embracing the present. Help your parent to remember to enjoy the peace, luxuriate in being able to do whatever they want, for as long as they want, for as quiet or loud as they want.
The poem by Jenny Joseph entitled When I Am Old created a whole movement. Its basic premise: being old means I don’t have to care what others think of me. “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple with a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t’ suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves and satin sandals, and say we’ve no money or butter. I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired, and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells, and run my stick along the public railings, and make up for the sobriety of my youth…”
If you or an aging loved-one are considering caregivers in Moorestown, NJ, please contact the caring staff at TLC Home Care Services today. Call (856) 234-8700 for more information.
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