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Respite Care Advice: Bucket List Ideas for Seniors

Aug 16, 2018 by Ian Bongaardt

A number of achievements or experiences an individual hopes to accomplish in their lifetime is called a bucket list. Respite care providers highly encourage older adults to take the time to think about what they would like to add to their bucket list. Here are some exciting ideas:

Travel Abroad

Older adults who have never been out of the country should consider planning a trip abroad. Traveling abroad will allow them to learn about a new culture, try new foods, and make new friends from all over the world. Respite care aides suggest a trip to Europe or Asia.

Learn a New Language

Learning a new language can improve a senior’s mental health and reduce their risk of Alzheimer’ disease. Older adults can take classes at a library or community center or invest in a resource such as Rosetta Stone to help them out.

Try a New Food

There are so many delicious foods that are not seen in local grocery stores. Seniors who would like to try a foreign or rarely eaten food should search for restaurants that my carry it. Ordering the food online is another option.

Share an Act of Kindness

A spontaneous gesture of goodwill towards someone or something is known as an act of kindness. Seniors can make a positive difference in the world by donating to a cause they support, volunteering, or simply paying for a stranger’s coffee at the coffee shop.

Take a College Class

When they were in college, seniors were required to take certain classes and did not have the freedom to simply take a class that peaked their interest. Respite care professionals suggest that older adults look at wide variety of classes offered at their local community college and register for one or two that they intrigue them.

Traveling abroad, learning a new language, trying a new food, sharing an act of kindness, and taking a college class are all bucket list items older adults should add to their to-do list.

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