March is the month of St. Patrick’s Day, the leprechaun, shamrocks, green beer and all things Irish. If you are an activity director in a nursing home and are planning activities around the Irish theme for this month, here are some activity suggestions to keep in mind.
We might automatically think of a go here when we think of long-term care. But long-term care can take place in our own homes or perhaps in our community. Some folks may do well in an assisted living facility where they have their own apartment and are fairly independent, yet have medical help available if needed. Others may wish to remain in their own homes and receive home care.
Weeks before Thanksgiving, start collecting donations from friends, family, and co-workers for clothes, food or books. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, visit a local homeless shelter with these items. The fun part is seeing the reaction of everyone when you show up with all the donations. For an extra special touch, take photos and share with all those who helped donate.
These are quality houses that just happen to be movable. Many cities require that manufactured homes now be set up on concrete slabs, an excellent improvement over the old cement blocks on dirt installation. With a concrete slab you can expect the home to remain stable and good looking for many, many years to come.
It can be hard to feel bad all the time and to not be able to do the things you once enjoyed. But you don’t need to feel alone in your situation. There’s a great deal of support available to you so that you can feel better.
These nine suggestions are a way for anyone to maximize their health and longevity. By taking good care of our bodies, we all have a much greater chance of living a long and healthy life.