It can be as simple as moving dishes to the sink, picking up the newspaper off the drive, or pulling a garbage can from the road to the side of the house. Whatever small task it may be, helping a senior tidy up their home or living space is an easy way to make a huge impact.
Did You Know…?
Not only will helping an older adult keep their living quarters in order help mitigate potential fall and cleanliness issues, but it also invites them to assist in more household chores – a proven cognitive benefit for those 65+. According to a study from BMC Geriatrics, seniors who spent more time engaged in such activities had greater brain volume, regardless of the amount of exercise they regularly did.