Elderly Care in Little Falls, NJ: Finding New Opportunities for the Aging Adult

People who successfully reach their nineties and beyond and are still active contributors to family and society have often remarked that one of their key secrets is to never retire. In other words, keep moving, keep living, keep thinking and keep going. Be involved socially and exercise both brain and body. That doesn’t necessarily mean to work a job or career into the late years, but just find a way to replace working a life-long job upon retirement with some other kind of project so that you remain active, alive, vibrant and socially involved.

As an elder care provider, it’s never too late to encourage your aging adult to become involved in a project or take up a new or old favorite hobby. The key is to keep him intellectually engaged. There must be loads of knowledge he has accumulated that he can share. Perhaps he has a talent he can teach someone else.

Elderly Care in Little Falls, NJStrategies for finding new opportunities for your aging loved one

  • Try volunteering. Your loved one could check out the local volunteer agencies and see what’s available that would be suitable for and interesting to him. There are many opportunities within communities! A volunteer with any amount of mobility can lend a helping hand and find a new reason for living – helping someone who needs his help.
  • Giving back. When you are able to share your time or talents or love with someone else it really makes a difference in the world. Encourage him to pass on knowledge and skills to younger members of the family.
  • Sharing talents at community centers. Get in touch with activities and events going on in the community. Classes and demonstrations where people work together such as crafters gathering and teaching new techniques to beginning crafters.
  • Tutoring students or joining a club where you can both learn and teach.
  • He could pursue a passion – it leads to continuous learning and mastery, it promotes creativity and is a healthy means of self-expression.
  • Break through the barriers that seem to prevent him from finding a new opportunity or a new purpose in life. Maybe he thinks he has a lack of talent or nothing to share. How about discovering a new talent? How about joining a class of other seniors his age? Has he tried pottery, dance, music, woodworking, poetry writing, painting, or writing the story of his life – if he can’t write it, he can dictate it to a scribe. There are always new opportunities out there just waiting to be discovered.

For Elderly Care Services in Little Falls, NJ Area call 973-287-4718, Serving Caldwell, Clifton, Montclair, Bloomfield, Nutley, Cedar Grove, Verona, Little Falls, Belleville, Totowa, Essex Fells, Roseland, Glen Ridge, West Paterson, Fairfield, Passaic

About Zack Demopoulos

Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos are the Owners of ComForcare Senior Services of Fairfield, NJ.

Whether it’s in business or in life, finding the right partner is vital to the success of any union.Fortunately, Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos have found the perfect counterparts in each other.After 21 years of marriage, the couple decided to join forces in a new way with ComForcare.Zack had over two decades in healthcare at Warner-Lambert and Pfizer, and Phyllis was a stay-at-home mom of three and former Estée Lauder trainer.Their strong family values and personal experience with helping relatives who required continuous assistance led them to a business
centered on providing top-notch care to those needing it most. ComForcare is committed to providing caregiving, resources and education to families in Northern Essex and Southern Passaic counties.
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