A Roundup of Some “Best of the Web” for Elders and Caregivers: You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks, Humor and Caregiving, Staying Cool

EasyLiving’s home care team scours the web for the best advice and resources for senior caregivers, advice for aging wisely and we bring our experts to you with special articles and replies to your questions. This week, we share some inspiration and keep you thinking positive as you face the summer ahead.

First, if you have about 10 minutes, check out this great video for a little “positive aging” inspiration. This is a poignant reminder that it’s never too late to try something new (and us “old dogs” can always learn a few new tricks) and to remember to find wonder in our lives. Watching these ladies experience their first flight, you might find yourself remembering back to how amazing (and maybe a little terrifying) that experience was, along with so many other things we do that become commonplace over time. Let’s all aspire to try to return to some of that sense of wonder about things and see life with fresh eyes.

Next, we revisit one of our favorite topics, Humor in Caregiving. We were mentioned in a Tweet about this post and were pleased to read that this caregiver/blogger had enjoyed our article about Humor and Caregiving. We love the Bob Hope quote she shares, ““I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.” Come on over to our Facebook page for shared caregiver inspiration and tell us about your favorite way to incorporate laughter into your life.

To stay cool this summer, check out our Tampa Bay Senior Friendly Summer Activities post and view this video on Heat Safety for the Elderly. And, for some fun and interesting tricks, check out this video of “Summer Hacks“.

Need help this summer or any time of year? Call our expert home care team at 727-447-5845 for Pinellas and Pasco county home caregiver services, senior concierge and travel assistance and caregiver support and respite. Visit us regularly, follow us on social media or sign up for our newsletter for regular tips and inspiration!