Posts Tagged ‘ seniors care for themselves ’

PANDEMIC 101 for Seniors

Mar 19th, 2020 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It is March, 2020, and world leaders have declared a Pandemic we call COVID-19, the corona virus that actually began in late 2019. It is a crisis for all of us, but especially for us seniors because we have been identified as among the most vulnerable group of people who can/could/might contract COVID-19. Seniors, people with lung disease, heart disease and diabetics are the highest risk groups.

A crisis is unexpected, frightening and potentially catastrophic for seniors. Our age creates a sense of vulnerability we did not experience in younger years. With that vulnerability comes heightened fear of the unknown future and its effects on our lives. Our ability to cope is diminished and even impaired.

Any crisis tends to diminish our resilience and ability to manage otherwise daily routines. Because our thought processes may be affected, problem solving and coping with ongoing daily routines can take a hit. That is just the nature of crises.

Caregivers Need Care Too

Dec 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

More senior citizens find themselves providing care to loved ones in our world today.  Caregiving may be for a dying parent or friend.  Or it may be for someone who is disabled.  Temporary caregiving is necessary for someone recuperating from surgery or an injury.  Whatever the circumstance, senior caregivers are called upon because we are available […]