Remember that feeling as a young child as soon as the school bell rang, signifying the conclusion of arithmetic and the beginning of the best part of the day: recess? There was an enormous sense of freedom dashing out onto the playground, leaving behind the pressure of school work for a brief period of unstructured play.
Regrettably, for the majority of adults, it is just a fond but distant memory. Yet is it feasible, and also worthwhile, to recapture the pleasure of playing? Experts like Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play, answer with a resounding YES. As he points out, “Play is something done for its own sake. It’s voluntary, it’s pleasurable, it offers a sense of engagement, it takes you out of time. And the act itself is more important than the outcome.”
The primary advantages of play, no matter a person’s age, include:
Squeezing time out from a busy schedule to simply play can appear impossible. However, with some help from Midnight Sun Home Care, a more fulfilling lifestyle can certainly become a reality. We’re readily available for as much or as little assistance as necessary, providing a wide array of services for senior loved ones, such as:
Acquire a healthy life balance by allowing Midnight Sun Home Care to help. Our professional caregivers provide companionship for seniors in Anchorage, AK, while you take a breather. Call our care team any time at (907) 677-7890 or contact us online for more information on how we can provide your family with the kind of in-home care Anchorage residents recommend most!