The Secret to Growing Old Gracefully

Good help.

Whether you like it or not, aging is something we all do. There’s no stopping it. We get older. Often, this process brings a host of challenges – physical, mental, social. It’s not always easy, but it’s a part of life (again, whether you like it or not).

Imagine. Your eyesight diminishes and you can’t drive anymore. Without your license, grocery shopping is difficult. Not to mention your social life – afternoon tea, lunch dates in the village, trips to the beach – without a car, your regular socializing routine is impossible. You start to feel isolated, lonely, depressed.

Or, golf is one of your favourite things. For years, you golfed with the ladies every Thursday morning. After your hip replacement surgery, you can’t keep up. You’d love to continue golfing, but you’re hard pressed to find a companion willing to golf at your pace.

Or, your spouse of 30 years has Alzheimer’s. Your children all moved to Ontario. You’re emotionally and physically exhausted. You can’t imagine how you’ll cope for another day, let alone the 5 to 10 years your husband has left to live.

These are just a few of the stories Kathy and Murray Tough, of Serenity Home Care, hear all the time. The good news is: you don’t have to do it alone. Kathy and Murray make it their business to help people live rich, full and engaged lives – no matter how old you are.

Here’s how they do it:

They customize their services to meet your needs. Serenity Home Care offers non-medical services (shopping, cooking, cleaning, socializing, exercising, transportation) for short-term or long-term, in your home – whether you live in a dwelling or a care facility.

They genuinely care about people. Yes, practical tasks like shopping and cooking matter. But, companionship is just as important. A big part of what Serenity Home Care offers is friendship – someone to share time, stories and experiences with.

They match caregivers to clients and build relationships. Companionship takes time. At Serenity Home Care, they start by connecting clients with caregivers who have similar interests. And then they make sure you get the same caregiver every time.

They know from first-hand experience.  Murray and Kathy come to the business of care providing through personal experiences with their own parents. They understand, intimately, the challenges individuals, and families, face with aging loved ones. You can tell by their approach.

Growing old gracefully means asking for help along the way. At Serenity Home Care they make it easy to get the help you need. To learn more about the services they offer check out their website.

Happy aging everyone!

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About Lisa Weeks

Professional wordsmith; 5Rhythms dance fanatic; lover of words; and champion of community.
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