Living in a hectic world, where we are constantly distracted by stimuli and technology, we are increasingly disconnected from nature. A deep connection with it can have profound, mental, spiritual and psychic beneficial effects, which many of us have forgotten. Here are a couple of simple ways to reconnect with nature every day.
Eat more fruits
What is the connection between eating fruits and connecting with nature? It`s simple. Usually, and for most of the people, fruit consumption is low. Fruits are avoided due to the high sugar content, but in fact they are some of the most beneficial foods. Fruits are loaded with sunlight, have incredible detoxification capabilities and a fruit diet helps you regain your joy, health and desire to spend more time in nature.
Let your feet feel the contact with the ground
The earth, this wonderful planet, is home to every form of life we know. Walk barefoot and feel the earth! This practice is called “grounding” and it has been proven that it improves the functions of the nervous system, the functions of the heart and muscles, helps you have a more restful sleep and prevents the apparition of many diseases.
Taking time to develop a deep connection with nature can be truly magical. As you spend time in nature and are permanently connected with the sounds, sensations and life flowing through you, you will no longer feel depressed nor experience the feeling that something is missing from your life.
It is just as important for our senior population to have access to fresh air, good nutrition, and outdoors. The benefits are clear. If you are searching for options for assisted living Denver facilities, make sure to consider the opportunities for outside activities. Ask to have lunch or dinner onsite to see what kind of meals are offered and the overall care given.
Although we live in a world that seems to be obsessed with the primacy of children, holidays are not just for them; they are for everyone, regardless the age, and we should acknowledge everyone`s right to celebrate in their own way. When it comes to Halloween, statistics show that adults spend 70% more money than kids for their own costumes and entertainment.
Senior living Denver activity coordinators will offer lots of fun for Halloween, with various games and costumes that keep their imagination growing and alive regardless their age.
Here are our costume ideas for them.
This brilliant actor and director of the early 20th century also makes a fantastic Halloween costume. His iconic outfit as lovable vagabond is easy to set up (baggy pants, dress shirt, tie, bowler hat and, if course, the mustache!) and the owner will surely get lots of attention.
This costume is for those who like to show their American spirit this Halloween. It is quite easy to turn into Uncle Sam if you rent pinstriped pants, a blue jacket, red bowtie and a top hat with a patriotic design.
Yeah, why not? Halloween is the best excuse to look like a professional wrestler, so Hulk it up! Put on some spandex pants, yellow boots, yellow wristbands, a cutoff t-shirt with fake muscles, a bandana, a horseshoe mustache and call people Hulkamaniacs, while advising them to take their vitamins and say their prayers.
Dressing up and celebrating for Halloween is not just for young people; those in senior living can also enjoy this time of the year because there are many ways festivities can be brought into activity focused assisted living facilities in Denver.
Here are our suggestions.
This is a very fun project that can be accomplished by a group of seniors. Actually, several groups can build several scarecrows, in a contest for the best scarecrow.
Use small pumpkins to knock down a stack of cups. Use big pumpkins and let everyone guess their weight. Seniors who must sit down will surely enjoy a pumpkin carving and decorating contest; their creations can be used as decorations around the community.
This is a little game that entertains everyone. Just print a bingo chart, decorate it in Halloween style and use seasonal treats as incentives for winning games.
What`s in the jar?
Fill some jars with things that are difficult to guess and weird to the touch (slimy food etc.). Blindfolded people who are brave enough to stick their hands into these jars will test their guessing skills about what`s inside.
Balloon volleyball game
Active seniors will surely enjoy this game. Use orange balloons, decorated as jack-o-lantern faces and the fun is guaranteed!
Senior housing can definitely change people as well as change the conditions in which they live and even the basic choices they make. If your parents were admitted to a senior living facility a while ago, visiting them might bring back a lot of memories and might be somewhat of an intense experience. But at the same time, you might be surprised as to how happy and healthy they will turn out to be.
Most skilled nursing facilities have a bad reputation because, simply put, they take seniors away from their loved ones. However, in most cases, those seniors can actually find a better life.
The first thing you can expect is that they will have clean breadspreads, good, healthy food and plenty of time spent outside. Also, you might find they are actually healthier and in better overall condition than when they left.
As for their emotional needs, most seniors have a hard time adjusting to life in a senior care center. However, with a supportive skilled nursing facility Denver community and friendly nurses and workers, you might even be surprised at the change they could display even after just a few weeks or a month. Assisted living centers in particular have a way of helping seniors adapt to a larger community of like minded people while also retaining as much freedom as their condition would allow.
Whether moving into senior living or into a new home that’s smaller than the one you’ve previously owned, downsizing your possessions generally means the same thing: you have to get rid of certain things, put them in storage, sell them or give them to family members – before you can move into your new place.
For moving into senior living, it can be even more of an issue. Depending on whether or not you can afford your own flat or a larger area in a senior living center, you might need to downsize quite a bit. So remember this advice, if that is the case:
- Keep your essential belongings. Most clothes and small trinkets and electronics will probably fit, but you will have to get rid of larger pieces of furniture and large appliances.
- Find out exactly how much space you’ll have available in advance. That way, you can decide how much storage you’ll need for items that you simply cannot part with, but that won’t fit in your senior living apartment. Many popular retirement communities in Denver offer a variety of floor plans. Look online to find pictures and measurements of floor plans to give yourself a good idea of the space provided.
- Get to know your future neighbors. Some of them might have enough space to store larger items, as long as you can befriend them and trust them to store some of your items for you.