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5 Ways Seniors Can Positively Impact the Environment

By Home Care Assistance, 9:00 am on

With Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, now is a good time to think of ways the elderly can help protect the environment. If your senior loved one is looking to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, here are 5 ways he or she can begin doing so.

1. Gardening

Your loved one can start helping the environment by planting a garden. The size of the garden may depend on how much physical activity he or she is able to do and how much space is available. Vancouver caregivers can also help out with this project by gathering supplies and providing assistance when needed. If your loved one doesn’t have a yard, he or she can still plant a window garden or keep a small garden of herbs in the kitchen. 

2. Getting Out in Nature

To show appreciation for the environment, your loved one can visit local parks and nature trails. This gives him or her a chance to enjoy some fresh air while getting some exercise. Your loved one can also talk to park or nature trail caretakers to learn more about how to preserve plants and wildlife in the area.

3. Donating Household Goods

If your loved one wants to prevent household goods from ending up in landfills, he or she can donate them to local charities and organizations. While doing spring cleaning, your loved one can set aside items that are no longer needed but still in good condition. These items can then be taken to local shelters or donated to other local charities instead of being thrown out.

4. Making an Eco-Friendly Meal

A Vancouver live-in home caregiver can help your loved one cook a special dinner for Earth Day made with as many locally grown ingredients as possible. Fresh vegetables, fruits, and dairy products can be purchased at farmers markets and some local grocery stores. By buying locally produced foods instead of ones made in factories, your loved one can make a positive impact on the environment. 

5. Volunteering

Seniors who enjoy helping their local communities can participate in Earth Day events. This might involve picking up litter in a local park or planting a community garden, giving your loved one a chance to interact with others while also helping the environment.

Much like your loved one can make a difference in the world, a professional caregiver can have a profound impact on your loved one’s overall wellbeing. At Home Care Assistance, our caregivers are expertly trained to help seniors with tasks like cooking, cleaning, exercise, and transportation, and they also make wonderful social companions. For more information on senior care Vancouver families trust, contact a friendly Case Manager at 778-279-3634 to request a free consultation in your home.