Posts Tagged ‘family’

Living Alone

Living alone is a great source of independence, but it can also come with a lot of work. I have a few tips to help you keep yourself on top of things and make your home for senior-safe.

1. Organize – Have a special place for all your essential items. Know where your list of phone numbers is, your wallet, medical cards, appointment cards and medications. Having a set area for each will help keep you organized so no appointments are missed and all medications are taken on time.

2. Have a Back Up System – This system does not have to be all that complex. Keep back up supplies in your house in case the power goes out or a storm leaves you stuck in-doors or a couple days. Things to always have ready: batteries, candles, matches, flashlights, canned foods, paper products, bottled water and maintain a well stocked freezer. These will give you and your family peace of mind in case anything happens.

3. Connect in your Community – Make it part of your routine to stop by the local senior center. Learn about different events going on and socialize with some new friends. You don’t have to end up spending all day every day there, but it is a great resource for seniors to use. Also, get to know your neighbors. Again, you don’t have to always interact with them or become best friends, but getting used to the daily routines around you can be helpful to you as well. If you ever need some sort of assistance, you know you can call Miss Kelly next door to watch Spot if you are going to get groceries or help carry those groceries in if she sees you struggling.

4. Make your Home Safe – Have a security system in your house that you are comfortable using. Replace mats in the bathroom with ones that have grips or even that extra railing so that both sides of the staircase are covered. Purchase an emergency bracelet and pendent to wear around your wrist and neck. The medical bracelet will help if you get lost or fall in a public place. The pendant can help you alert emergency services if you have fallen in your home and cannot get up. Also, have a system with family if they live nearby. Call them if you are going out and make sure you call back when you return home. This way, if they try to contact you and there is no answer, they will know that you simply stepped out for a carton of milk.

Walking for Wellness and Fun

Get on your walking shoes and face that winter weather head on! From 9 am until 10:30 am join us at Bond Park Community Center for an open gym format walk workout (yes, that is quite a mouth full!). This event is free and open to the public, but you must be 16+ to participate. Walks take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 3rs through June 13th. You can join us at any time, you don’t have to come to every session. If you are interesting in additional walking opportunities, then please call the number below for more information.

Location: 150 Metro Park Drive

Phone: (919) 462-3970

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Pets?

Pets make wonderful companions for all ages, but there are so many more benefits for the elderly to have one. Did you know that having a pet can lower your blood pressure, decrease need for medicine and even reduce pain after an operation? A pet is a great source of mutual affection, especially for those who have lost a loved one. Pets even help alleviate symptoms of depression and sometimes physical ailments. Having a dog for example can encourage the owner to start taking more walks and getting necessary exercise. All states now allow for pets in nursing homes because of the benefits they have. Whether you live alone or in a home, a pet can help brighten your day and enrich  your quality of life.

Fireworks!

Do you have anything planned for tomorrow?  Well, why not bring your grand kids out to Koka Booth Amphitheatre for a day of fun, free events?  The Koka Kids Clubs will be stationed lake side with numerous activities going on for children of all ages!  There will be face painting, magic shows, a scavenger hunt and a video game truck.  After these activities (from 3 pm to 7 pm) take time to grab a bite to eat and set up before the fireworks display at 9 pm.  Please bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax on during the show.

Location: 8003 Regency Parkway

Phone: (919) 462-2052

Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Things to do in Cary by the Cary Concierge…Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

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Where else are you going to find unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts to present to your friends with this Christmas Season?  Only at the Cary Senior Center Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair.  Admission is completely free.  Over 40 of our neighbors aged 50+ have made some really special gifts that they will be selling at this event.  You can find everything from jewelry to stained glass to wooden bowls, quilts, and so much more!  Cary Teen Council will be offering refreshments as you shop.  Come out November 19th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm to see the selection.

Location: 120 Maury O’Dell Place

Phone: (919) 469-4081