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Sending Cards to Friends and Loved Ones Can be a Great Senior Care Activity

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April is National Card and Letter Writing Month. In truth, this has been a dying art form for a long time. Writing Senior Care in Quincy FLletters and sending cards to one another was the most common form of communication for ages. It has only been recently when email, texting, and phone calls to touch base with family members and friends became the de facto way to communicate over long distances.

When it comes to senior care, the caregiver or family member looking after a loved one may be thinking about various activities to try. One could be sitting down and writing letters to loved ones with whom the senior hasn’t spoken to in many years.

The benefits of manually writing letters.

For somebody who has experience typing on a keyboard, they may be able to type at 60, 70, or even 100 words per minute, and even more. If that’s the case, they can type almost as fast as their thoughts are conjured into thin air.

Sitting down and manually writing a letter with a pen on paper helps to slow the thought process down. It allows the individual to think clearly about what they want to say. After all, when typing on a computer, it’s just as easy to delete a few lines or paragraphs, move them around, and do other editing as it is to write in the beginning.

That’s not the case with manual letter writing. It takes more time to manually write a letter than it does to type it, for most people. It also encourages the use of different parts of the brain, which can have tremendous benefits for the elderly individual.

To whom should they write a letter?

Writing a letter to a family member that they hadn’t spoken to in a long time could be a great choice. Writing a letter to a friend may also be tremendously beneficial.  They might even want to write a letter to their beloved spouse who has passed away a long time ago. The act of writing, the necessity to carefully plan out and think about what they want to say can offer tremendous benefits for mental and emotional health and well-being.  This April, consider sending a card and/or writing letters to friends and loved ones as a great senior care activity.

If you or an aging loved on are considering senior care in Quincy, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552, (GA) 229-236-5552.  Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia

Jami D. Eddy

Jami Eddy is the Administrator and an owner of Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. She graduated from Florida State University in 2005 with a major in criminology and a minor in psychology. Jami has been with Hopewell for more than 10 years and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business.