Greetings all. I am a 56 year old retired woman living with her elderly parents. We all have mobility issues. My mom and I have severe back problems. I'm working on mine but will be a year plus before I can see the back doctor for surgery (weight issues). My dad has varying degrees of dementia. The meds we have him on I think are finally losing their effectiveness.
Here's my question to you all: I want to shut off the doggone TV for most of the day. It interfers with my ability to do things (distraction for my ADD, but I end up doing nothing when its on). I know its not healthy for my folks to sit there all day and chill on electronic solitaire and TV. For me, I have started a blog on my reinvention of self journey. From my research, sitting all day is a killer. Even when working on my blog, I'm sitting. Now that school has started, I will start swimming again on payday. But that's only an hour a day.
What kind of activities do you all suggest for the three of us? Tomorrow, I know I will hear it from my mom, but we will walk up to the paper box and grab the paper. Again, only a few minutes and I know my mom won't make it the entire distance.
I can get puzzles, try to get them crafting, but will that be enough?
am I making sense?
BTW I will be checking in at the pool to see what assistance they have for my folks getting in and out of the pool.