Monthly Archives: January 2017

  • Winter Craft Projects for the Elderly

    Creativity is not something that disappears with age. Everyone from toddlers to senior citizens can enjoy the process of creating something from scratch. Crafts are particularly important for elderly men and women because it promotes a positive outlook and reduces feelings of anxiety. Craft projects stimulate seniors both cognitively and psychologically. Here are several craft projects for this winter that would be fun both for individuals or big groups of seniors:

    Paint a Memorable Winter Memory – Set up a workstation with a canvas and paint. If possible, have the individual invite a few friends to participate in this project, as well. Ask them to paint a memorable winter experience from any point in their lives. Once they have completed their paintings, have them share the story behind their creation.

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  • Stay Safe Indoors and Outdoors This Winter

    Winter weather is dangerous for individuals in several ways - ice buildup may cause slipping or falling; your property needs just as much maintenance during the cold months as they do during summer to prevent frozen pipes or cracks to the foundation; and reliance on heating systems also pose a hazard. If you haven’t winterized your home yet, it’s not too late.

    Continue to keep your home safe this winter by installing weather stripping, insulation, and storm windows. Insulate water lines that run along exterior walls. Clean your gutters and check them after big snowstorms and thunderstorms to prevent blockage. If you’ve already noticed leaks from the roof, get them fixed as soon as possible.

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