As a family caregiver in Anchorage, AK, we bet you can think of a variety of ways to finish that statement – with things you’ve always dreamed of doing, but put in the back of your mind until you have the money, means or time to pursue them. But what about senior family and friends? Don’t they still have aspirations, hopes, and dreams they would like to connect with that “someday”? For caregivers, helping their senior loved ones achieve remaining bucket list items is such an incredible gift.
Everybody needs a bucket list, and senior family and friends are no different. When senior loved ones in your life seem bashful about sharing their bucket list or say they don’t have one, try these suggestions to get them started:
- Try a new hobby, such as scrapbooking or painting
- Adopt a new pet
- Visit the town where he or she was born and raised
- Volunteer with a favorite charity
- Create a legacy to pass down through writing memoirs
- Learn something new, such as a foreign language or musical instrument
An important thing to remind yourself is that the activities should be ones your older loved one wants to try, not just things you think he or she should consider regardless of his or her preferences. Midnight Sun Home Care in Anchorage, AK would love to get the bucket list conversation going with your older loved one, and then help you come up with ways to satisfy those goals as his or her current caregiver. Reach us at 907.677.7890 for more suggestions, or for help with making those dreams turn into reality. For information on all that we have to offer your senior loved one, take a moment to view our services.