Helping The Elderly Enjoy The Outdoors

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Outdoor exerciseThis time every year I realize how much I enjoy getting outdoors. Birds are singing and new blooms seem to pop up every day. Sometimes when I walk through the neighborhood or go for a hike I’m reminded of just how GREEN everything is! It’s such a refreshing feeling to get out and enjoy nature.

That whole scenario gets harder and harder as we get older. And yet, enjoying the outdoors can be so beneficial for the elderly. They get fresh air and sunshine, a little bit of exercise and stress seems to be relieved – just by being outdoors. Being outside can also help with sleep problems. Here is a great article on helping your mom, or others, spend time with mother nature.

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