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10 Things Seniors Should Put on a Bucket List


Creating a bucket list is a great way for seniors to set goals and work to achieve them. While providing home care, Sydney East, NSW, caregivers should encourage their loved ones to prepare such a list and recommend these 10 simple and healthy activities.

1. Be a Tourist in the City

Regardless of where they live, there may be many places in the city seniors have yet to explore. Even if your loved one thinks otherwise, encourage him or her to check out something new in the area.

2. Watch a Sunrise and a Sunset on the Same Day

Although many seniors wake up before sunrise and stay up until sunset, they may not have noticed the sunrise and sunset in a while. The beautiful colors of the rising and setting sun are often overlooked. Encourage your loved one to spend a few minutes focusing on them.

3. Visit 5 Different Museums

Every museum has a unique focus, and most seniors will not have to travel far to visit five or more. There are plenty of fun educational activities at museums for your senior loved one to explore. Make sure he or she does not overlook small museums.

4. Try 10 Types of Ethnic Cuisine

There are so many different ethnic cuisines in the world and yet, most people try only three or four in their lifetime. Challenge your loved one to try at least 10 different cuisines. For health-conscious or mobility-challenged seniors, professional caregivers in Sydney East can fix healthy meals at home.

5. Feed Animals at the Zoo

Even if your loved one cannot walk around anymore, he or she can still enjoy feeding animals at a zoo. Most zoos are wheelchair-friendly and offer low-cost admittance for seniors, making them the ideal bucket list item for your parent or grandparent.

6. Volunteer

There are many places in need of volunteers. Encourage your senior loved one to do some volunteer work. Every aging adult should volunteer at least once in his or her lifetime. Many seniors find volunteer work so fulfilling they want to go back more often.

7. Read a Book

There are over 129 million books in the world. Therefore, encourage your loved one to take up reading as a hobby. Some libraries provide free access to their books and are likely to have the book your loved one is interested in reading.

8. Take a Lesson

Many aging adults always wanted to learn something, but never had the time to do so. Encourage your senior loved one to take a low-cost lesson in his or her field of interest, which may be offered at libraries, community colleges, and senior citizen centers.

9. Go on a Date

Seniors often enjoy going on dates. You can help arrange the perfect date for your loved one and his or her special someone. If your parent or grandparent has not met with friends in a long time, plan a friends’ day out.  

10. Write a Letter

The art of letter writing is nearly lost. Yet, almost everyone loves receiving a special letter. Encourage your loved one to write to someone special telling why the person is so special.

Make sure your loved one’s bucket list activities are safe and doable. Professional caregivers at Home Care Assistance can help seniors as they check items off their bucket list. We offer medication reminders, transportation, social stimulation, and encouragement and assistance with daily chores, whether your loved one stays at home or goes about in the city. For high-quality live-in and respite care, Sydney East families can call us at (02) 9158 3880.

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