Elder Care in Redding, CT
Color is a powerful influence in your everyday life and one of the most effective tools you can use in your elder care. By surrounding yourself and your elderly loved ones with certain colors, you can influence your mood, your energy, and even your thought processes. On June 23, bring one of the loveliest, most calming colors into your day on National Pink Day.
The word "pink" was first used to describe a color in the late 17th century when the name of a flower came into common use to describe a shade of very pale red. This color has been associated with many things over the years, including the earliest depictions of the Christ child, the most common color of skin in Renaissance paintings, and the concept of childhood. Though it was fashionable until just a few generations ago for young boys to wear pink, the contemporary perception of the color is one of femininity, tenderness, and romanticism.
In the psychological study of how color impacts how people think and feel, pink has been shown to have a calming, soothing effect, and contribute to improved social interaction and behavior. Looking at pink is thought to increase energy and clear the mind. With all of the benefits of this beautiful color, it is easy to see why it would be a good thing to bring as much of this color into your elder care as possible.
Try some of these ways to celebrate National Pink Day:
• Brighten up the bedroom. Make your elderly mother's bedroom more attractive and feminine while encourage a sense of calm by adding pink to the décor. Choose soft pink sheets and covers with pink details, or brighten up an all-white bed with pink shams and throw pillows. Hang curtains with pink touches for a lovely finish.
• Drink pink. Add some fun to snacks and meals with pink beverages. Enjoy pink lemonade for a sweet and tart summer favorite, or make your own feminine-colored drink by adding raspberries to water and allowing it to sit for several hours to infuse the water with color and flavor. For an extra special treat, put raspberry sherbet into a tall glass and pour ginger ale or lemon soda over it to create a frothy pink concoction.
• Wear pink. Perk up your mother's wardrobe with a few new pieces of pink clothing. A basic pink T-shirt is a great staple for your mother to wear when she is feeling casual or to dress up when she wants to look more special. You can also brighten up your wardrobe and bring extra pink into your look with jewelry such as a broach or bracelet.
• Make a game of it. Stimulate your parents' minds and have fun by making a game of finding all of the pink around you. Go to the grocery store and see how many pink foods you can find, do a scavenger hunt throughout the home to find pink items, or go enjoy a cup of coffee and people watch to see how many items of pink clothing or accessories you can see. This is a great activity for your seniors to do with their elderly health care services provider on their routine outings.
If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Redding, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at 203-731-2544.