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Senior Care Tips: Earth Hour

Senior Care in Cherry Hill NJ

Senior Care in Cherry Hill NJMarch 19 is the day when around the world communities and individuals will celebrate a grassroots environmental improvement and protection effort known as Earth Hour. Started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, Earth Hour is designed as a way to raise awareness of climate change and environmental destruction and damage caused by human actions, and a time to rededicate to changing these problems and working toward a healthier, stronger, safer planet for this generation and all of the generations to come. This goal is to show that when people come together to focus on one particular effort, even if it is just for one hour, the world can be changed and there can be tremendous benefit.

This Earth Hour, come together with your parent and her home care provider to make doing your part to protect the environment and make a positive impact on climate change part of your senior care routine.

The primary way that Earth Hour is observed is through a lights-off initiative. This is when between the time of 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm in your particular time zone you turn off as many lights as possible throughout your home. By doing this you are not only contributing to a tremendous worldwide energy savings experience, but you are also tangibly showing your dedication and commitment to helping the world around you and improving the planet, the environment, and the climate for generations to come. It is important to note that these should only be the non-essential lights throughout the home. If you are able to turn off all of the lights in the house and still function safely, that is great, but you should not put your parent’s health and safety at risk to do this. Keeping the light on in the room where you are or making sure that there is plenty of light for her to go to the bathroom or to get in bed is perfectly acceptable.

One way that you can reduce your parent’s drain on energy resources and still have the safety and comfort of light is to plan a special outing for that evening. Turn the lights in the house off and head to a movie or out for dinner. You can also plan to have her stay at your house for the night, eliminating the energy needs on one household.

Another powerful way that people are making a difference in energy use is by using their own “power” to share information about climate change and environmental issues through social media. This is a great opportunity to stimulate your elderly loved one’s mind by coming up with exciting ways to share tips and news about environmental issues and working together to make them happen. For example, your parent and a club or other organization that she is a part of might work together to clean up a local park or to plant trees in the neighborhood. Take pictures of these events and share them, along with information about how that particular effort makes a difference, on different social media platforms throughout Earth Hour.

For senior care in Cherry Hill, NJ, and the surrounding areas call and talk to us at Home to Stay Healthcare Solutions (856) 321-1500.

Andrew Dubler

Home to Stay Health Care Solutions (H2S) is a solutions minded, non-medical home care company enabling seniors and disabled members of our community to stay at home.
Home to Stay Senior Care Solutions is owned and operated by the Dubler and Skole Families and was started because of experiences they had with their own Families. In one situation Mom was living alone and had a fall. It was not until this fall that the family realized they were unprepared.

When it was time for their Mom to come home, she needed companion and personal care to assist her and prevent another accident. Like most people in this situation, they were confused and did not know where to go for help. It was this life-changing experience that lead to starting a home care company that is focused on enabling those who wish to stay at home and age in place.
Andrew Dubler