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Activities and social life may begin to wane for older adults who have lost spouses or are suffering from physical ailments. But staying active is still very important to the health and well-being of seniors no matter what their circumstance.

That's where family caregivers can help. Loved ones can encourage the seniors in their lives to find new ways to remain active if the old ones no longer work.

Whether it's assisting them in planting a garden, planning a trip or just reconnecting with old friends, it's never too late to offer that older adult in your life an encouraging word and a helping hand.

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Conversation Tops Senior Activity List

Keeping busy can help seniors stay healthy and vital as they age. It may not be surprising that the simple act of conversation topped the list of favorite activities in a caregiving survey. That's why family caregivers should do everything they can to ensure older adults have companionship.

Seniors Planning a Reunion Should Start Early, Seek Help

Family reunions are great ways for seniors to connect with other generations. Family caregivers can play an important role ensuring that older adults get the kind of reunion they want. The support of a professional CAREGiver could help as well.

Veterans' History Project Helps Preserve Wartime Stories

Senior loved ones often are a treasure trove of information that is not only valuable to their families, but that may be of interest to others as well. Family caregivers can encourage them to discuss these stories and share their historical legacies.

Activity Plan Can Brush Away Senior Blues

The death of a spouse can throw an older adult into turmoil and leave family members wondering how to help. According to senior care experts, providing ideas for activities, encouragement and support are the best ways to help a grieving loved one cope.

Part-time Work, Volunteering Help Keep Seniors Active, Fight Frailty

Seniors who keep busy working or volunteering may have discovered a fountain of youth. Research says there are benefits to both employment and volunteering. Staying healthy longer is one of them.

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If You’re a Senior Who’s Recuperating, Plan for Activities to Fill the Days

It may be time to pull out the board games and puzzles, and brush up on your Canasta and Pinochle skills while waiting for the healing process to commence. A Home Instead CareGiverSM could help toward that goal as well by providing companionship and assistance around the house.

Plan Ahead to Take a Senior on Vacation

Inter-generational vacations can be fun for the entire family. But you'll want to plan ahead, and you may need support if an older adult is traveling with you.

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