Family caregivers of people with dementia, or of family members recovering from illness or stroke, are themselves at risk of burn-out and stress-related illnesses. That’s why we at Kansas City Home Care have compiled a list of fun things for family caregivers to do in Kansas City this winter. We’ve got your back, so get out there!
- Take an art class. Three hours a week might not seem like a game changer, but taking an art class can absolutely change the way you see life in Kansas City. The Nelson Atkins Museum has adult art classes that range from painting to printmaking. Craft-lovers can head to Scraps KC for a colorful dive into making art with upcycled materials.
- Go swimming in winter. Immerse yourself in underwater bliss at various YMCA locations, or take a water aerobics class at the Sylvester Powell Jr. Aquatic Center in Mission, KS.
- Go for a walk! Meet with like-minded groups for a nature walk or a hike in Kansas City and surrounding areas. Combining fresh air, exercise and socializing is always a great mix.
- Get support. Joining a support group through the Alzheimer’s Association or Parkinson’s Foundation bolsters mind and spirit, and most importantly, helps families find the support they need.
Kansas City Home Care provides professional in-home caregiving support, whether full time in-home elder care or part time geriatric care. Call us today to learn more about how we can help your family.