COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS

Tips for the festive season

Keep your cool

The summer temperatures are predicted to be brutal and the air quality due to bush fires is severely compromised. For the very young and elderly the message is to keep hydrated and ensure you’re cool.

Don’t forget to keep magnifiers and other accessibility devices like OrCam out of direct sunlight when not in use, it is a good way to prevent damage.

 

You are what you eat – Nutrition

Eating a health balanced diet is great for general health, as well as your eye health. Omega 3 acids are important for eye health, found in seafood and shellfish, with higher concentrations in oily fish. A range of other nutrients will support eye health including vitamin C, vitamin E and Zinc. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits and tomatoes, whole grains are full of vitamin E and oysters, nuts and legumes are good sources of zinc.

 

It’s a stretch – exercises for fun and fitness

Physical exercise should remain a priority for everyone, particularly as we get older. It’s a crucial element to keeping active, thriving and independent. Realistic and safe exercising is something to chat about with your doctor, especially if you have pre-existing medical issues. Otherwise, put on your waking shoes and hit the road or find what exercise works for you.

 

A senior couple use a laptop computer at home to video-chat with their grandson.

A senior couple use a laptop computer at home to video-chat with their grandson.

 

Social butterfly

Not everyone has family and friends living close and feeling isolated is a common problem in our society, especially if you are elderly or living alone as many of us do. Loneliness is far more prevalent than we assume.

Technology can keep you connected with the world and your loved ones and friends, and has become more accessible and affordable in recent years. Reach out and find out the best solution for you.

 

A new decade in on our horizon – here’s to endless possibilities.