Show Off Your Work at the Christmas in July Mercado Arts & Craft Fair

The Christmas in July Mercado Arts & Crafts Fair is a great activity for you and your senior loved one. ©iStockphoto.com/Tomwang112

Arts and crafts are a great way to spend your time during retirement. Creative activities help seniors to keep their cognitive abilities healthy. In fact, if you've got a few arts and crafts to show off, then you should do so at the upcoming 7th Annual Christmas in July Mercado Arts & Craft Fair. The arts and crafts fair will be held on Friday, July 17th, … [Read more...]

Ignore These Myths and Adopt a Positive Outlook on Aging

You're only as old as you feel, so why let aging slow you down? ©iStockphoto.com/Ljupco

There's a common stigma out there that aging is undesirable, usually enforced by companies trying to sell something to make people feel young. However, there's no reason why you shouldn't have a positive outlook on aging! In fact, here are a few of the common myths about aging that you can and should ignore: Older people become less interested in the world … [Read more...]

Arrange for Friendly Craft Days With Your Senior Loved One to Help Keep Their Brain Healthy

Participation in arts and crafts has shown to decrease the risk of memory loss in seniors. ©iStockphoto.com/ebstock

Making sure that you socialize with your senior loved ones is important for helping to keep their mental health strong, but you should also try organizing activities that can help them keep their brain healthy. For example, why not arrange a friendly craft day? New studies suggest that adults who participate in arts and crafts as well as social activities … [Read more...]

Cultivating a Good Attitude for a Graceful Aging Process

As you get older, you'll benefit from keeping a positive outlook on life. ©iStockphoto.com/Jacob Ammentorp Lund

A lot of people are terrified of aging because they mistakenly think that both their physical and mental abilities will decline drastically. However, this negative view of aging can actually help promote these negative effects of aging. It's why in addition to exercising and keeping your mind active, you should also have an optimistic attitude about aging. The … [Read more...]

Keeping Seniors Feeling Great About Themselves

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Getting older comes with many changes. While a lot of these changes are positive, change can still leave seniors feeling a little uncertain about their new roles and abilities.  This uncertainty, if left unchecked, can lead to low self-esteem. As a caretaker, you can do a lot to help seniors in San Antonio feel great about themselves and their new status in … [Read more...]