A 97 year old man was recently kicked out of his retirement home for playing his ukulele. I’ll be happy if I’m even able to hear music when I’m 97, much less to actually be able to play it. I think he deserves a standing ovation! Instead of being encouraged (and respected) this poor guy was booted out of his retirement home and driven to a nearby homeless shelter by an employee of the senior center. What is the world coming to? I guess someone with the good sense to still play music is a little too much for the senior care staff to handle.
I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on the care and treatment of our elderly. Most of my focus has been related to nutrition and hydration of seniors within senior care facilities. Let it suffice to say that I’m appalled at the lack of attention (and concern) over what our elderly eat and drink. You’re never too old to benefit from healthy food and water. Our seniors deserve better than we’re giving them.
The body doesn’t stop needing nourishment and fluids until you die. Providing a well balanced meal that is free from harmful pesticides, hormones, high fructose corn syrup and preservatives is a good start. It might take a little more effort but I think our seniors are worth it.
As we age we lose our sense of thirst. It’s too bad that caregivers leave it up to seniors to drink the proper amount of fluids the body needs. After all, if you don’t feel thirsty why would you reach for a glass of water?
Since seniors have little (or no) sense of thirst they need to be encouraged to drink. We’re 90% water when we’re born and 40%-50% water when we die. There’s nothing like a little dehydration to push the aging process along!
Nix the tap water! Serve seniors ionized, alkalized, electrically charged, anti-oxidant water instead. In addition to be safer and better tasting than tap, the molecular structure of the water makes it easier to consume more water that is actually good for your health in countless ways.
Proper Care and Feeding
Let’s start treating our elderly with the dignity and respect they deserve. If they want to play a ukulele they shouldn’t live in fear of being shipped off to a homeless shelter.
Surprise them excellence! Offer only the healthiest food you can get your hands on and prepare it with the same love and care that you would for your own family!
Encourage them to drink plenty of water. You’ll be surprised at the outcome! You’ll see increased energy levels, improved cognitive responses, better attitudes and fewer aches and pains.
Bottoms-up, Boomers. Our day is coming.
CHANGING THE WAY THE WORLD LOOKS AT WATER…
ONE LIFE AT A TIME!
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