New Year’s Resolutions

by Lois Etienne on January 4, 2012

in Internet,Senior Health and Safety

I’m spending this week making some suggestions for seniors to consider using as their New Year’s resolutions.

4) Consider getting help if necessary – If you live alone and don’t have family or friends that you see regularly and are finding it difficult to get out to shop, houseclean, do laundry, or get out of the house for pleasure or for appointments, consider contacting an agency to provide you with a companion or home-helper for a few hours each week. A companion can keep you company, help you to get out, cook a meal, houseclean, shop, run errands and provide transportation to appointments and events. Even a short visit can make a big difference and be something you look forward to.

5) Learn how to use the Internet – It’s never too late to learn how to use the Internet. This skill will open up a whole new world of interesting information and communication possibilities to you. Ask a family member, especially grandkids, to teach you. It’s easy, and you can use the computers at the library or senior center. Email on the Internet will provide you with an easy, fun way to stay in touch with family and friends. Want a recipe? Look it up on the Internet. Want to purchase a special, obscure item, or can’t get to a store? Find it and purchase it on the Internet. You don’t need to understand how a computer works or other technical stuff. All you need to know is the Internet and email.

6) Schedule regular exercise – As you age, even a little regular exercise will help you feel better, maintain muscle tone, improve balance and keep those joints loose. Walking is great exercise. Plan on a daily walk. Walk with a friend or engage a companion to walk with you.

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Sarah Chatterton January 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Hi Lois,

I just set up your blog as a favorite and am really enjoying reading it thus far! I applaud you for recognizing and encourging seniors to learn how to surf the web! The wealth of info they can find there is an amazing resource.

Thanks,

Sarah

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