The Fall season is almost upon us and as we get ready to enjoy the leaves turning, pumpkins, scarecrows, and delicious treats, cozy sweaters, and so much more that the season has to offer us, it is important for seniors to be prepared. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you and your loved one are ready:
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water each day
- Talk with your physician about the Flu shot and ways you can help to stay healthy
- Wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap
- Choose clothing carefully by preparing to add layers of clothing as needed
- Have leaves removed from walkways and stairs to prevent slipping
- Change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as needed
- Ensure your heating system is in good working order
- Be prepared for power outages, loss of heat, etc. because of inclement weather
- Be mindful of the time change, if applicable, when the clocks will turn back on November 4th
- Explore opportunities to get involved in your community for engagement and socialization to avoid being cooped up at home
Being proactive helps people to reduce injuries and illnesses and to make the most of this time of year. At The Watermark at East Hill, associates and residents are looking forward to Autumn. Preparations are being made for the change in weather to ensure the community is ready. Plans are underway for a variety of enjoyable programs and activities. It’s a great time of year to visit and explore all that our Continuing Care Retirement Community has to offer.
Wishing you a wonderful and healthy season!
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