Do you know how to make a family notebook? We all need a notebook of emergency information in a convenient spot in the house — just in case. As we age, the need for a family notebook is even more pronounced. In this post, I will tell you how to organize a binder so that in the event of emergency, your family can be contacted or your neighbors alerted.
I recently rearranged my notebook to include emergency numbers, family history and stories, “wisdom” I want my children to know, last wishes and funeral plans. Continue reading
As a senior citizen, I seem to treasure my morning quiet time more than ever, don’t you? This page of prayers for senior citizens is a list of prayerful ideas and suggested practices especially for those of us who are over 60. Daily Prayer and meditation lifts us when we are down, comforts us when we are sad, leads us when we feel lost, and keeps us centered in God, Spirit, the Creator, our Supreme Being. Many of us use a daily prayer and meditation guide. Some of us pray through music. Others live life as a prayer, like our friend, Helen, in this painting. The artist is my sister, Nancy Tate Hellams. Thank you, Nancy. When someone mentions prayers and senior citizens in the same sentence, I always see your beautiful painting of Helen.
Note: You do not have permission to copy or use this picture. Thank you for your respect.
Intelex Cozy Microwaveable Plush, Puppy
Microwaveable plush animals are such a thoughtful gift for dementia patients. I think this microwaveable plush puppy is my personal favorite. Comforting to hold, this loving, soft, plushy puppy will be loved at first sight.
This microwaveable plush puppy is the perfect gift for your loved one.
Easy to clean – just wipe with a damp cloth. Continue reading
Coloring books for senior women have come a long way, baby! When I started this fun new hobby about 4 years ago, adult coloring books were hard to find. As more and more of us discovered the joy of simply coloring a few minutes a day, more and more artists created beautiful books for us to color. You can find funny coloring books, floral coloring books, and even inspirational coloring books. Like so many of you, I am busier than I have ever been in my life! But I always take 15 minutes a day for coloring. Coloring helps me to focus, to rest my mind and relax a bit. I even have coloring on my daily list of things to do! If you have not tried adult coloring books yet, now is the time.
Favorite Coloring Books for Senior Women
Granny Swears: An Adult Coloring Book With Swears Grannies Would Say : Swear Word Coloring Book : Sweary Coloring Book
My favorite coloring book by far– this is hilarious! You will recognize so many of the phrases in this book. I think my top favorite is “Lord love a duck” or maybe “well bless your little heart.”
This coloring book is the perfect gift for a senior with a great sense of humor. Quite frankly, I think most of my friends deserve this one. We all need to giggle while we color, don’t we? I think that’s a new rule, especially for older women — giggling while coloring. Our favorite new pastime. Old women don’t rock on the porch anymore. We quietly color and giggle at the naughty things we are coloring. I think past generations would be jealous – or maybe they stitched naughty words and giggled. I wonder. Continue reading
Fall prevention for the elderly at home is possible and a necessity of our lives. One of the things most of us fear most is a fall. A broken hip can severely interfere with our independence, and we definitely don’t want our independence compromised in any way.
Walk through your house. Do you see any scatter rugs that need to be removed? Do it now.
Look for loose cords hanging in places that might cause you to trip. How about edges of bedspreads or curtains? Look for anything that drags on the floor.
Butterfly Stair Traction Treads – Set Of 4DIY Iron X Handrail Picket #1 Fits 1 or 2 Steps
Computer accessories for seniors help to level the playing field for those of us with aging vision. From large print keyboards to screen magnifiers, we can make our computers more senior-friendly.
How Do I Make My Screen Bigger?
Kantek LCD Monitor Magnifier
Computer magnifiers will ease the strain on your eyes, especially if you are spending long hours writing your novel or studying your geneology. Continue reading