Hobbies for Seniors and Retirees on a Budget

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I was recently made aware of a great article for Seniors with time on their hands & perhaps looking for new ideas of things to do to  make their lives more rewarding.

Baby boomers are reaching retirement and anxious to get started living. Taking on a new hobby will fill the void of no longer working and break up the repetition of everyday life.

There are a number of benefits to taking up a new hobby in your golden years. Traveling can provide a new perspective on life, volunteering can help build your social network and writing can keep your favorite memories intact. In fact, The National Institute on Aging reported that the benefits of seniors maintaining active lifestyles include a longer life span, improved thinking abilities and help coping with loss.

Some of the topics covered are Low-Cost Hobbies:

  • for Seniors with Mobility Limitations
  • for Seniors Looking to Stay Social
  • for Seniors with Dementia
  • to Improve Brain Health

Click the image below to see the full article:

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World Book Day

Everyone who knows me knows I love to read, either a traditional book or eBooks, so today is a special day for me. What would my like have been like without books? I dread to think, totally different in so many ways

Today is World Book Day so books are in! Reading a books is one of the best things to do in isolation – read a good book today! You can even read with social distancing

Vector cat and bird sitting on bench, reading books, under the clock

Winter Home Insulation Guide for the Elderly

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When winter rolls around it brings inevitable illnesses such as coughs and colds. However, for many people and especially the elderly, winter can cause a number of more serious health complaints.

Among others, serious medical problems during the colder months can include heart attacks, strokes, breathing problems and hyperthermia. For those over 75 or with pre-existing medical issues, winter can be a fatal time of the year.

Here is a good resource for UK seniors still living in their own homes – Winter Home Insulation Guide for the Elderly

The guide offers lots of helpful information such as:

  • Practical tips and advice to help the elderly prepare for winter and stay healthy and warm during cold weather.
  • A guide to improving the warmth and energy efficiency of seniors’ homes, including tips and FAQs on wall, loft, and roof insulation.
  • Information about energy grants, winter assistance programs, and other cold-weather benefits that the elderly are eligible for.
  • Other useful tips such as how to save money on energy bills and links to other useful tools and winter resources.

You can check it out here, to learn more about it.

 

Mesothelioma.net

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This organization is a leading source of free information and resources for mesothelioma victims and their families. They cover many topics such as: treatment options, symptoms, doctors, research, and how to find financial assistance.

Mesothelioma.net has a plethora of free resources and information for those suffering from mesothelioma cancer and other asbestos diseases. Some of the topics they cover are treatment options, financial assistance, and help for families of asbestos victims. The site is “Health On the Net” certified as a trustworthy source of medical information (see bottom right of our site for HONcode badge) and is periodically reviewed by medical professionals.

They are very well in touch with supportive care units, surrounding hospitals, treatment centers, therapy centers, and so on. So our network is pretty widespread and advantageous. They are able to swiftly refer victims to treatment facilities. Not to mention they even give back to the cancer community by sponsoring the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, Make a Wish Foundation, MD Anderson Hospital and more.

For information about mesothelioma treatment, visit this page: https://mesothelioma.net/treatment-for-mesothelioma/

Cleaning Sprays

With CoVid-19 still running rampant at the time of writing this post, many of our stores are running out of cleaning products, so thought it’s be a good time to remember some of the old DIY recipes so we can make some ourselves.

Spray cleaningVinegar cleaner

All-purpose and long-lasting, this removes grease and dirt. Ideal for stainless steel sinks, tiled and timber surfaces and plastic finishes such as fridge shelves and phones.

  • 2 cups white vinegar
    • 1 cup water
    • 25 drops eucalyptus oil

Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well before use, spray onto a soft damp cloth and rub. No need to rinse.

Lavender disinfectant

Keeps bathroom surfaces safe and smelling sweet. It also makes a marvellous spray when ironing bed linen.

  • 25 drops lavender essential oil
    • 2 tbsp methylated spirits or vodka
    • 500ml distilled water

Add the oil to the alcohol in a clean, dry bottle and leave to dissolve for 24 hours. Add water and decant into a spray bottle. Shake thoroughly before use.


Scouring paste

This is the simplest cleaner of all for sinks, oven doors, stovetops and inside mugs.

• 4 tbsp bicarb
• 1 tbsp water

Mix the ingredients into a stiff paste and apply with a damp sponge. Buff with a dry cloth.

Bicarb cleaner

A general cleaner, this is safe for use anywhere in the home.

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 tsp pure soap flakes
    • squeeze of lemon or dash of white vinegar
    • 1 cup warm water

Mix ingredients and shake until soap is dissolved. Spray and wipe with a sponge.

 

 

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Encouragement

We all need a little bit of encouragement to help stay positive in our CoVid-19 world. Little things help others who live alone & can’t go out, a phone call, a message on Facebook or other social media, links to funny things a laughing raises our vibrations. I’m mainly just ringing my friends who are alone and they ring me too. I’ve also been lucky to receive an early Easter goodies gift dropped off by a lovely friend, no not Easter eggs, but healthy things, a couple of avocados, some delicious Frankfurt sausages & some biscuits. Very much appreciated.

Encouragement