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Making Winter Easier for Seniors

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The winter months can bring bone chilling weather. That bone chilling weather can also bring snow, and lots of it. Seniors may have a harder time leaving the home during the winter months. Here are 3 simple, yet meaningful gestures to help make the winter season easier for seniors.

Snow removal

Shoveling the driveway could be challenging or impossible for some seniors. Shoveling the driveway and sidewalk paths can help encourage seniors to get out of the house, even if it is just going to the mailbox and back. Clear paths make outdoor tasks much easier and safer.

Grocery Shopping/Meal Preparation

Assist seniors with grocery shopping. This can ease their worry about venturing outside or having to drive through a winter snow storm. Picking up extra groceries while you shop is a time saver. If you are not able to shop for a senior, there are many ways to ship groceries. Companies such as Shipt, Amazon (Prime Pantry, Prime Now and Prime Fresh), or Instacart will ship groceries directly to the home. Local grocery stores may offer online shopping with same day pick up, which is very convenient. If possible, spend a few hours preparing meals for seniors or make extra when you are cooking. Crockpot and freezer recipes are very popular and easy to store and reheat.

Visits

Visiting seniors can help reduce the wintertime blues. Spend the day, or days, with a loved one catching up on life events, playing card or board games, having a movie marathon or do some baking. Cherish the time you spend together, your loved one sure will.

These small, yet grand gestures can help make the cold winter months a little more tolerable. They also do not take a lot of effort on your end.  Relevar Home Care is able to assist with grocery shopping, meal preparation and also provides companion care for seniors. If you worry about your loved one during the cold winter months, but struggle to spend adequate time with them, Relevar Home Care can help.

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