Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Easy Ways to Get Out of the House for “ME” Time
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. Whether you’re a family caregiver or paid caregiver, it can be tough to get out to take time just for yourself. Being cooped up all day can drive us stir crazy. Sadly, some of us have a hard time figuring out how to create ME time. We’re here to help!
Here are 5 easy ways to get out of the house for ME time:
1. Join a Club
There’s a club for almost every possible passion. The question is, is there a club for you close to where you live? Check your local paper and neighborhood clubhouse for clubs that interest you. You can also check your local library and/or your local Parks and Recreation department for their club listings.
2. Join a Support Group
Support groups have many benefits. Connecting with others who have the same kinds of struggles as you do is an important part of coping with Alzheimer’s disease. Although, the simple act of getting out of the house and away from the chaos is just as important to family caregivers.
3. Take a Class or Workshop
Whether you decide to attend a semester at a community college or register for a workshop, taking a class is a great way to meet people while learning something new at the same time. The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center offers free monthly workshop to caregivers just like you.
4. Go on a Date
Dining in public with your spouse or best friend can be so fun. Schedule the day, pick your favorite restaurant and go enjoy yourself. Make plans with family members or hire a paid caregiver to watch your loved one for a few hours.
5. Take a Long Car Ride
Never underestimate the therapeutic power of driving and listening to very loud music. Pop in your favorite CD or playlist and take a nice car ride around the town or drive by the beach. Don’t forget to let the windows down to get some fresh air!
To speak with us here at the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center
Feel free to call us at (877) 760-9199. Thanks for watching today’s Monday Mojo for Caregivers and we’ll see you again next week!