Every person needs a sense of purpose. This gives them the motivation and the will to live. For a senior person who already reached retirement and going through age-related challenges, this motivation is even more necessary. If you ever felt this way, know that it’s a normal and valid feeling. But you know what, reaching retirement and being a senior doesn’t equate to purposelessness at all. In fact, you have just come to a point in your life when all your experiences have sharpened you into the pro that makes you a trusted go-to source in almost anything. Yes, there’s still so much to do, especially in the senior years.
In our years of providing home health care in Vancouver, BC, we have been assisting countless seniors as they continue to serve and make an impact in their world. Here are the roles that seniors have been doing to fulfill their sense of life purpose:
What better way to make use of your time than to share it with others? Be a volunteer. There are many activities and organizations that need volunteers especially in helping out the less privileged in the community. You can work with your church, community circles, or even for non-profit organizations. There is surely something for you to do even if you have mobility issues. Have you read the book “Tuesdays with Morrie”? In his old and wheelchair-bound years, Professor Morrie Schwartz still managed to share his precious time by talking about his life and inspiring many people as a result. You don’t know how many people can be touched with your life when you volunteer to help others.
With all the life experiences you’ve gathered from every facet, you deserve to be someone’s mentor. It’s not your failures that count, for, after all, nobody has made it perfect. It’s all you’re learning in life collated into a store of knowledge that you can pass on to the next generation. Mentoring can be intentional or indirect. When someone asks you to mentor or share your knowledge about something, give it a go. Be open for these opportunities as life is made more meaningful when shared with others.
Creativity is even more honed when you’ve reached that stage in life where you have maturity in your belt. Doing crafts is not just a hobby that needs assistance of home care services in Vancouver. It’s in fact mentally stimulating, socially engaging, and physically enhancing. You can do flower arranging, recycling items, or any creative way you can enhance something. In fact, there are many available DIY tutorials on Youtube that can help you out in this arena. It’s not just you, but those around you can also benefit from the beautiful creations you can make.
At Peachtacular Home Health Care, we dedicate ourselves to providing senior home care in Vancouver among other compassionate care services, because we know that seniors are in their best selves when they are productive. If you need our services, don’t hesitate to reach out to us anytime.