Are you interested in becoming a caregiver?
Apply Now »

All "Senior Independent Living" Articles

Related Articles:

Managing Mobility Problems in Seniors
Problems associated with aging can affect a person’s ability to move around, or mobility.
10 Activities for Seniors with Dementia or Alzheimer’s
10 activities seniors with Dementia and Alzheimer's can do with caregivers or loved ones to bring joy and consistency into their everyday lives. In these routines, there are plenty of ways for family caregivers to cherish great moments and memories together.
50 Ways to Bring Seniors Comfort and Joy this Season
This holiday season promises to look different than any before it for many families. But it can be refreshing and fun to shake up the routine by incorporating new ideas, especially when some of the go-to activities may not be possible this holiday season.
Finding Your Source of Joy
As we celebrate our third annual National Day of Joy, I took a moment to reflect and consider the true impact joy has on our lives. Science proves that attaining daily doses or joy – big or small – works wonders on our overall wellness, including our physical and mental health.
How to Help Seniors Safely this season
Even though this holiday season is different from years past, there are still plenty of ways you can make sure people get the support they need to take care of their seasonal tasks and experience more joy.
Holiday Safety With Seniors
To plan safe holiday gatherings with the seniors in your life this year, Comfort Keepers is here to offer advice and tips for senior safety and well-being.
Five Ways to Connect with Seniors During the Holidays
This year, when in-person visits and holiday dinners may not be possible, it is more important than ever to keep in touch with senior loved ones in a safe, thoughtful way.
Looking Forward to Fall and Winter - Activities for the Colder Months
As we enter the fall and winter season this year, things look a little different. It’s important for seniors to work with their families, caregivers and health professionals to develop a plan that allows them to safely take part in activities they love and maintain positive mental health through activity and connection.
Summer Activities
Summer Activities
Take a Deep Breath: Stress Relief Techniques for Seniors
In many ways, stress represents one of the few permanent components of life. At just about every point in our journey, a stressor – whether positive or negative – will arise
Monday, September 21, 2015

We lead busy lifestyles even when were older. More and more seniors are adding activities to their schedules. While volunteer opportunities, events or other activities are excellent ways to add an interesting layer to our lives, we often let start letting our schedules control our lives rather than the inverse. Time management plans can be necessary even for seniors
Here are some tips for seniors and their caregivers to consider in developing a good time management plan:

  • Make a list of all activities: Try not to leave anything out. Include exercise and rest, because both make us more efficient. If you have trouble coming up with everything all at once, spend a few days putting this list together, jotting down each activity as you prepare for it. Also make note of whether the activity is a regularly scheduled one or whether it occurs only occasionally.
  • Prioritize the list: Determine which items on the list are the most important to you. If you're unsure, come back to this later after you've taken time to consider the next item.
  • Understand your personal goals: Knowing what you want to accomplish during this stage of your life is just as important as it's always been. Goals keep you focused and on track and will give you a sense of accomplishment. Knowing this will make prioritizing your to do list so much easier.
  • Put your schedule in writing: When you put it in writing it's more difficult to waver from. You're more likely to follow through and accomplish those things that are most important to you and your goals in life. You can use a planner, a wall calendar or even an online calendar. The point is to write down what you're doing and when. As each new opportunity presents itself, glance at your calendar to see if there's time to include it. If necessary, take time to think how the activity fits into your personal goals. If you don't have time for it and it doesn't advance or enrich your goals, consider passing.
  • Be flexible: The days of living by a rigid, inflexible schedule are over! Never be afraid to change plans when the mood or meaningful opportunity strikes.

Sign up to receive helpful info right to your inbox.

We understand choosing an in-home care provider can be a difficult decision, and we want to make your journey as easy as possible. We're here to support you by providing helpful senior care tips and information on in-home care and senior health and wellbeing topics.

Filed Under:
  • Activities