Elderly Care Napa CA
June is National Rivers Month, which makes it an ideal time for your elderly loved ones to get out into the warm, sunny weather of summer to enjoy activities that get them active, healthy, and doing their part to take care of the community around them. Through time with you and your children, as well as their elderly health care services provider, your parent can enjoy all of the fun and beauty that your local rivers have to offer, while also feeling good about making a contribution to preserving, protecting, and improving them.
Let these ideas inspire you for ways that you can observe National Rivers Month with your elderly parent:
• Join a cleanup. If your aging parent lives near a river it is very likely that there are organizations in the area that are dedicated to keeping the water and the area around it clean and healthy. Contact one of these organizations and find out about volunteer opportunities that will let your parent get out with you or their elderly care provider to help clean up and beautify the area. Not only will this give your aging loved one valuable physical activity, but it also offers extra socialization and the mental and emotional boost of giving back and being a part of something meaningful.
• Make river-friendly choices. Encourage your parent to make simple changes in their lifestyle that will help them to protect the river. This can be as simple as being aware of the runoff that happens on their property and preventing potentially dangerous substances from being washed off of the lawn by the rain and ending up in the river. Consider talking to lawn professionals in the area to find out what types of products they can safely use on their lawns so that they can keep them looking their best without contributing to water pollution.
• Recycle. Keep debris out of the water and help protect wildlife, plant life, and even the health of the larger water system by recycling. Encourage your parent to use reusable products rather than disposable plastic products that can hurt animals and habitats.
• Enjoy water sports. Plan a visit to the river to have some fun enjoying water sports. Kayaking, canoeing, and even calm river rafting are great activities for your parent to enjoy with you and even with your children for a meaningful multigenerational experience. If you plan to enjoy the beauty and power of the river in this way, however, make sure that you review proper safety devices and behavior prior to heading out. This includes wearing United States Coast Guard approved lifejackets any time that you are going to be on or near the water, wearing bright clothing to increase visibility, and not consuming anything that might alter your perception or ability to think clearly and react promptly in the event of an emergency.
Your aging parent’s elderly health care services provider can help your parent live a more active, engaged, and enjoyable lifestyle by creating a custom approach tailored to their needs. This can include physical and mental activities, community involvement, and other elements specifically chosen to give them the happiest, healthiest, safest, and most comfortable quality of life.