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New Years Resolutions: 6 Ways to Implement Healthy Habits for Your Wellbeing

‘New year, new start’- the age-old mantra that so many of us say at the turn of the year; but, do you ever really stick to your new year’s resolutions?



This week, we’re looking at 6 ways you can implement your healthy habits into your daily routine to improve your overall wellbeing:



Deciding on Your New Year’s Resolutions



The first step to making your new year’s resolutions is to have a good reason why you’re choosing them.



Setting your intentions can help you stay focused when it gets tough. This could be choosing healthier snacks to look after your heart, or reading more books to improve your breadth of knowledge.



Focus on what you really want to change in the new year, and use it as an accountability tool to keep you on track.



Stay Accountable for Your Goals



New year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to stick to. Whether you’re swayed by temptation or find yourself too busy to give it your all, it’s often easy to give up.



Why not start a journal to help you stay accountable for your resolution? You can use it to track your progress, write down your feelings along the way, or simply record your journey.



Knowing that you need to write down your progress each day can help you to stay accountable and encourage you to stick with your resolution.



Plan Your New Year’s Resolutions



Planning how you’ll execute your new year’s resolutions can be pivotal in your success.



Having a detailed plan can help you to stay on track with your goals, as you’ll have each stage written down. If your resolution is to eat better, you can write down menus, meal preparation and shopping lists, for example.



Set Yourself Achievable Goals



The key to success is not to set yourself too big a goal. If it takes too long to reach a goal, you’re more likely to stop before you get there.



Instead, it may be easier for you to set yourself smaller, easier goals that will help you on your way to achieving a bigger dream.



For example, if your goal is to improve your fitness, it can be helpful to set small targets for yourself. Each time you hit a target, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment and it will spur you on to keep going.



Set Fewer New Year’s Resolutions



Try to avoid having too many new year’s resolutions, as this can feel overwhelming. Avoid putting too much pressure on yourself by choosing fewer goals.



Often, new year’s resolutions are about lifestyle changes, and this is a process. It won’t happen overnight, so limit your resolutions to make the process easier. Once you’ve accomplished your resolutions, you can then make more.



Spreading them out will help you to feel more confident in your abilities and you’ll be more likely to achieve them.



Find a Motivational Partner



Having someone to help encourage, inspire and motivate you can be immeasurable in your success. Your partner can keep you accountable and help you to achieve your goals.



You can do the same for them; whether you join them for a run or they send you reminders, having a motivational partner is a great way to stick to your new year’s resolutions.



If you’ve found our tips on sticking to your new year’s resolutions helpful, why not read our previous blog on combatting loneliness this Christmas?



Alternatively, please contact a member of our team for more information about our Wellbeing Care services.

16th December

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How to Beat Loneliness This Christmas | 5 Useful Tips

Are you keen to discover some useful tips on how to beat loneliness this Christmas?



Whilst the festive season is magical for many, for some, it can be a lonely time of year.



Here at Wellbeing, we’re sharing our top tips for ensuring your Christmas is filled with love, joy and friendship.



Volunteer on Christmas Day



If you live alone, you may be worried about your plans for Christmas Day. Why not consider volunteering at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen?



This will ensure you enjoy a change of scenery and socialise with others. You’ll also feel a wonderful sense of community as you get in the festive spirit with other like-minded people.



If you enjoy lending a helping hand on Christmas Day, you might want to consider volunteering more often. It can be a great opportunity to beat loneliness in yourself and others. Why not contact a charity such as Crisis, which supports homeless people, to offer your help during the festive season and beyond?



Make Plans With Friends



It can sometimes feel daunting to take the first step when it comes to planning a get-together, but you’ll feel good for doing so. Christmas is a time for being with the ones you love; and though you may be living far away from your family or friends, you could suggest visiting them, or inviting them to stay with you.



Why not suggest a bring-and-share Christmas dinner if you’re happy to host, or meet in a nice restaurant? Use it as an opportunity to get dressed up and make a night of it; socialising is the best way to beat loneliness. You can exchange gifts and enjoy a much-needed catch-up.



How to Beat Loneliness: Using Technology



If you’re keen to know how to beat loneliness, why not consider using technology to stay in touch? It can be a great tool for bridging the distance between you and your loved ones if they live far away.



You can video call them to see them in real-time, or use messaging services and emails to share updates. You may also want to create a social media account to keep up with their daily activities and photographs.



How to Beat Loneliness: Join a Local Club



Attending a club is a great way to meet and interact with new people. Search for a local group, such as a book club, where you can meet regularly.



Why not suggest a Secret Santa with the group? A secret gift exchange is a fun way of sharing a little bit of Christmas magic with friends.



You could do a small limit - or even a homemade gift - just as a token of appreciation, so everyone gets something small and meaningful with no financial pressure.



Decide if you want to post the gifts, or use it as an opportunity to get together for a Christmas dinner to exchange them.



Find Companionship With a Pet



Spending time with pets is a wonderful way to reduce loneliness. Dogs, for example, provide constant companionship and encourage you to get out of the house. Walking them can help you interact with other dog walkers on a regular basis, too.



If you don’t have a pet of your own, why not offer to walk a neighbour’s dog? This will create opportunities for you to interact with your neighbour, as well as feel the rewards of spending time with a pet.



If you’d like some more tips on how to beat loneliness, why not read our previous blog post on boosting camaraderie?



Alternatively, please contact a member of our team for more information about our care services.

22nd November

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How to Make Friends in Retirement: Our Guide to Combatting Loneliness

Are you heading into retirement?



When you leave the world of work, you may wonder how it will affect your social life.



Workplaces are ideal for meeting new people and making new friends. Whether it’s breaking the ice with a new colleague or chatting to a client, there are many opportunities to socialise each day.



When you stop working, you may find you have fewer opportunities to interact with others.



Here, we’re looking at how to make friends in retirement:



How to Make Friends in Retirement: Stay in Touch



If your job involved regularly speaking to customers, or you were immersed in a bustling office, you’ll likely be used to spending time with others.



When you retire, it's natural to feel anxious about being disconnected from your friendship group at work; but there's no reason for your dynamic to change too drastically.



Before you leave, consider how you could stay in touch with your colleagues. You may decide that you want to continue on a part-time basis, or that you would just like to be a part of social events moving forward.



Why not arrange to meet them outside of working hours too? You could organise drinks one evening, or invite them out for lunch at the weekend.



Consider Volunteering



Volunteering is a great way to keep busy and stay connected within your community during retirement.



Having the chance to work alongside others will provide you with ample opportunities for making new friends. To strengthen your new friendships, why not invite a few of your co-workers out for dinner?



How to Make Friends in Retirement: Take Up a Hobby



Starting a new hobby can help you meet other like-minded people with similar interests. There are plenty of hobbies you could try; you could join a knitting group, a book club or a walking group, to name a few.



You could consider starting your own group. If you don’t have social media, why not consider setting up an account? You could join Facebook or Instagram, both platforms where you can share photos and updates about your life, and connect with others who do the same.



As well as connecting with your friends and family, you could use this as an opportunity to stay in touch with those who share your hobbies and interests.



Friendships are an important part of life - and as we get older, it becomes even more important to make these connections. Building relationships with others can help to avoid loneliness, whilst also providing you with a strong support network. Socialising, too, helps to further improve cognitive skills, such as memory.



If you’ve found our guide on how to make friends in retirement helpful, why not read our previous blog on community acts to boost camaraderie?



Alternatively, for more information about our care services, please contact a dedicated member of our team.

19th October

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Gardening Tips for Seniors | Making the Most of Your Garden

Are you looking to transform your garden?



No matter what size your outdoor space is, it should be seen as an extension of your home. This week, we’re sharing our gardening tips for seniors to help you transform your garden into a haven.



Gardening Tips for Seniors: Use Garden Mirrors



Mirrors may seem like an unconventional choice of decor for a garden, but when placed mindfully they reflect the space and the light, creating a feeling of openness and making your garden seem larger than it really is.



Carefully placed mirrors can not only create the feeling of a larger outdoor space, but they can also add a unique aesthetic. Why not scour some charity shops to find a large, vintage mirror and create a ‘secret garden’ shabby chic look?



Use Lights to Brighten Up Your Outdoor Space



Solar panelled lights in your flower borders, fairy lights adorning fences and trees, and even garden candles can all contribute to a cosy, relaxed atmosphere, as well as providing much-needed light for your evenings.



You could combine light and warmth with heated lamps, or use a fire pit to help keep you warm and allow you to continue enjoying your garden in the colder months.



Create a Wildflower Area



Wildflowers are a beautiful addition to your garden; the vibrant colours and mismatched flowers create a stunning visual.



They also attract bees and butterflies, so you’ll be doing your bit for the environment whilst enjoying spotting the various insects in your garden.



You could turn your garden borders into a wildflower haven, perhaps on raised beds. These can have a pleasing aesthetic effect, and also reduce the pressure on your back as you tend to them.



Gardening Tips for Seniors: Reuse and Upcycle



From old watering cans to empty jam jars, there are many different everyday items you can transform into pretty adornments for your garden.



You could fill empty jars with solar panelled fairy lights to add a unique twist to your outdoor table, or you could use old watering cans to grow flowers and hang them from your fence.



Old pallets can be transformed into garden furniture, bug hotels, or even a mud kitchen for children and grandchildren. It can be rewarding to capture photos of the progress of your garden transformation and to then take photos of your loved ones enjoying your new garden space once it’s finished.



Use Outdoor Blankets, Cushions and Beanbags



Your garden should be an inviting, relaxing space for you to unwind in; whether it’s alone with a cup of tea after a long day, or with friends for food and drinks.



One of our gardening tips for seniors is having an assortment of outdoor blankets, cushions and beanbags available to encourage you and your guests to make yourself comfortable and settle down for the evening.



A hammock is also a charming idea if you have the space, as this can encourage you to spend more time in the garden. It’ll provide you with a comfortable space for stargazing, bird watching, or even just reading a book.



You may also want to invest in a canopy to provide you with some shelter, so you can continue enjoying your garden even if the weather turns.



A well-designed and considered garden can offer sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, particularly throughout your retirement years. Spending time outdoors can help keep you healthy as you get older and improve your overall health and wellbeing, as it can encourage you to move more as you potter around, and increase your sun exposure to help keep your Vitamin D topped up.



For more ways to stay healthy in your senior years, why not read our previous article on healthy breakfast ideas?



Alternatively, to find out more about our care services, please contact a member of our team.

5th October

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Our New Care Home Manager: Meet Claire

Have you met our new care home manager?



We’re delighted to announce the appointment of our newest staff member, Claire. She has joined our team here at The Dell as our new service manager.



Here at The Dell, we provide residential, dementia and respite care for up to 40 people. We offer both day care and supported living services, and pride ourselves on providing the highest levels of care for our many wonderful clients.



Delivering high-quality care is our top priority, and so our hiring system is fine-tuned to ensure we only take on the very best team members. With this in mind, Claire was the ideal candidate for the role.



About Our New Care Home Manager, Claire



Claire has accumulated a wealth of experience since starting her career in care back in 2005. She has previously worked in managerial positions at multiple care homes and hopes to utilise her caring nature and experience to take our home from strength to strength, helping us to continue delivering high quality and person-centred care.



From working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and experiencing first-hand the difficulties caused by staff shortages and isolation, Claire hopes to ensure continued best practices in our care delivery post-pandemic.



Claire Discusses Her New Role With Us Here at The Dell



Discussing her new role with us here at The Dell, Claire said: “I’m delighted to be a part of the Wellbeing Care team. So far, my opinion is that it is a wonderful place to work - everyone is friendly, warm and caring. Empathetic and dedicated too, the team certainly contributes to The Dell’s homely environment.”



“My favourite part of the job is connecting and engaging with relatives and their families. That is, ultimately, what working in care is all about. I worked in hospitality for years before care. However, I knew when I ventured into care-providing services that I had found my passion. I like to help others and am glad to have found a career that enables me to do so,” Claire continued.



When asked what makes a great team leader, Claire told us, “Being understanding and fair. It’s also about ascertaining responsibility within your role as, by working in a care setting, people rely on you. You are in an important position of trust.”



Moving Forward With Our Newly Appointed Care Home Manager



Farooq Patel, our director here at Wellbeing Care, added “We are over the moon to welcome Claire to our compassionate team of staff. With her strong will, visionary outlook and warm demeanour, we believe her insights – formulated after decades of experience in the healthcare sector – to be invaluable here at Wellbeing Care. She will no doubt be an asset to the team as we continue to build upon and develop the skills of staff and health-providing services post-COVID-19.”



We’re excited for Claire to integrate herself into the home and share her wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to enable us to continue bettering the already high standard of care we uphold.



If you’d like to know more about our Wellbeing Care services, please contact a member of our team.



Alternatively, to find out how we’re dedicated to improving our services, why not read our previous blog on our training with the Dementia Dictionary?

4th October

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5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Seniors | Wellbeing Care

Keen to discover some inspiration for breakfast ideas for seniors?



Breakfast is an important meal as it helps to set you in good stead for the day. Having a fresh, healthy breakfast can help to boost your energy levels and maximise your cognitive abilities.



From avocado on toast to wholesome porridge, we’re taking a look at our top 5 healthy breakfast ideas for seniors:



Breakfast Ideas for Seniors: Poached Eggs and Avocado on Toast



Avocado is a fantastic source of fibre and is packed full of nutrients. The low-carb fruit is also high in ‘monounsaturated fats’, which are essential for maintaining good cholesterol levels. Avocado is classed as a superfood, and is incredibly versatile.



Why not try crushed avocado on seeded, multigrain bread for a healthy breakfast dish? You could add chilli flakes and lime juice for a zingy start to your day.



Poached eggs are full of protein and are a great addition to your avocado on toast; you could even add a handful of spinach or mushrooms for an extra boost of goodness. Why not try a gentle workout, too, for the ultimate health kick?



Fruit Salad With Natural Yoghurt



Fruits are full of vitamins and minerals, making them an ideal breakfast option. They’re versatile, too, so you can adapt them in almost any way you like.



You could try a tropical fruit salad by dicing mango, kiwi, bananas and pineapple, and then balancing the acidity with a generous spoonful of protein-rich natural yoghurt. Given their high nutritional value, fruits can help to improve your heart health, cognitive function, muscle and bone health and boost your immune system.



We recommend adding pomegranate seeds to your morning fruit salad for an extra burst of delicious goodness. The sweet seeds add not only a bright colour to your dish, but they’re also loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, which helps your body by reducing your blood pressure and improving your heart health.



Breakfast Ideas for Seniors: Overnight Oats With Your Choice of Toppings



Overnight oats are a popular healthy breakfast dish; they’re easy to prepare, delicious and packed full of goodness. You’ll enjoy a lasting feeling of fullness, too, since the high fibre content of oats stimulates the release of slow-releasing energy when consumed.



To make overnight oats, simply spoon some oats into a jar (usually 1/2 cup of oats per portion), and soak them overnight in the fridge with ½ cup of milk and/or natural yoghurt. You could mix in a spoonful of peanut butter, too, or a cup of berries to enhance the flavour and nutritional content.



The following morning, remove your oats from the fridge and finish with your choice of toppings. Why not try a drizzle of honey and a handful of mixed berries for a healthy sweet treat?



Here is an easy recipe for delicious overnight oats.



Breakfast Ideas for Seniors: Smoothie Bowls



Smoothie bowls are as simple as they sound: simply whizz up a smoothie, but serve it in a bowl with toppings of your choice! Smoothie bowls do tend to be a little thicker in consistency, though, so be sure to add enough thickening agents so that you can easily eat it with a spoon. Yoghurts and frozen bananas are great thickeners, and provide an extra bit of flavour, too.



We like this spinach and avocado smoothie bowl, which is packed full of vitamins and antioxidants.



You can top with toasted granola, berries and chia seeds to increase your fibre intake and add a little more substance.



Breakfast Ideas for Seniors: Simple Porridge



Porridge is an easy and delicious way to start your day. It’s light enough to leave you feeling comfortable, whilst being filling enough to keep your hunger at bay until lunchtime.



Simply add a ½ cup of oats to 1 cup of milk, and stir over a low/medium heat until it thickens. To serve, you could add a drizzle of honey or a dollop of jam to sweeten it slightly, or you could add berries or banana to change up the texture and flavour.



As porridge oats are a complex carbohydrate, they release energy slowly to help you get through the morning.



At Wellbeing Care, we’re passionate about ensuring our residents enjoy healthy, wholesome diets. If you’d like to know more about our services, please contact a member of our team.



Alternatively, if you’ve enjoyed reading about our healthy breakfast ideas for seniors, why not read our previous blog on hydration and nutrition?

2nd September

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New Years Resolutions: 6 Ways to Implement Healthy Habits for Your Wellbeing

‘New year, new start’- the age-old mantra that so many of us say at the turn of the year; but, do you ever really stick to your new year’s resolutions?



This week, we’re looking at 6 ways you can implement your healthy habits into your daily routine to improve your overall wellbeing:



Deciding on Your New Year’s Resolutions



The first step to making your new year’s resolutions is to have a good reason why you’re choosing them.



Setting your intentions can help you stay focused when it gets tough. This could be choosing healthier snacks to look after your heart, or reading more books to improve your breadth of knowledge.



Focus on what you really want to change in the new year, and use it as an accountability tool to keep you on track.



Stay Accountable for Your Goals



New year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to stick to. Whether you’re swayed by temptation or find yourself too busy to give it your all, it’s often easy to give up.



Why not start a journal to help you stay accountable for your resolution? You can use it to track your progress, write down your feelings along the way, or simply record your journey.



Knowing that you need to write down your progress each day can help you to stay accountable and encourage you to stick with your resolution.



Plan Your New Year’s Resolutions



Planning how you’ll execute your new year’s resolutions can be pivotal in your success.



Having a detailed plan can help you to stay on track with your goals, as you’ll have each stage written down. If your resolution is to eat better, you can write down menus, meal preparation and shopping lists, for example.



Set Yourself Achievable Goals



The key to success is not to set yourself too big a goal. If it takes too long to reach a goal, you’re more likely to stop before you get there.



Instead, it may be easier for you to set yourself smaller, easier goals that will help you on your way to achieving a bigger dream.



For example, if your goal is to improve your fitness, it can be helpful to set small targets for yourself. Each time you hit a target, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment and it will spur you on to keep going.



Set Fewer New Year’s Resolutions



Try to avoid having too many new year’s resolutions, as this can feel overwhelming. Avoid putting too much pressure on yourself by choosing fewer goals.



Often, new year’s resolutions are about lifestyle changes, and this is a process. It won’t happen overnight, so limit your resolutions to make the process easier. Once you’ve accomplished your resolutions, you can then make more.



Spreading them out will help you to feel more confident in your abilities and you’ll be more likely to achieve them.



Find a Motivational Partner



Having someone to help encourage, inspire and motivate you can be immeasurable in your success. Your partner can keep you accountable and help you to achieve your goals.



You can do the same for them; whether you join them for a run or they send you reminders, having a motivational partner is a great way to stick to your new year’s resolutions.



If you’ve found our tips on sticking to your new year’s resolutions helpful, why not read our previous blog on combatting loneliness this Christmas?



Alternatively, please contact a member of our team for more information about our Wellbeing Care services.

16th December

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How to Beat Loneliness This Christmas | 5 Useful Tips

Are you keen to discover some useful tips on how to beat loneliness this Christmas?



Whilst the festive season is magical for many, for some, it can be a lonely time of year.



Here at Wellbeing, we’re sharing our top tips for ensuring your Christmas is filled with love, joy and friendship.



Volunteer on Christmas Day



If you live alone, you may be worried about your plans for Christmas Day. Why not consider volunteering at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen?



This will ensure you enjoy a change of scenery and socialise with others. You’ll also feel a wonderful sense of community as you get in the festive spirit with other like-minded people.



If you enjoy lending a helping hand on Christmas Day, you might want to consider volunteering more often. It can be a great opportunity to beat loneliness in yourself and others. Why not contact a charity such as Crisis, which supports homeless people, to offer your help during the festive season and beyond?



Make Plans With Friends



It can sometimes feel daunting to take the first step when it comes to planning a get-together, but you’ll feel good for doing so. Christmas is a time for being with the ones you love; and though you may be living far away from your family or friends, you could suggest visiting them, or inviting them to stay with you.



Why not suggest a bring-and-share Christmas dinner if you’re happy to host, or meet in a nice restaurant? Use it as an opportunity to get dressed up and make a night of it; socialising is the best way to beat loneliness. You can exchange gifts and enjoy a much-needed catch-up.



How to Beat Loneliness: Using Technology



If you’re keen to know how to beat loneliness, why not consider using technology to stay in touch? It can be a great tool for bridging the distance between you and your loved ones if they live far away.



You can video call them to see them in real-time, or use messaging services and emails to share updates. You may also want to create a social media account to keep up with their daily activities and photographs.



How to Beat Loneliness: Join a Local Club



Attending a club is a great way to meet and interact with new people. Search for a local group, such as a book club, where you can meet regularly.



Why not suggest a Secret Santa with the group? A secret gift exchange is a fun way of sharing a little bit of Christmas magic with friends.



You could do a small limit - or even a homemade gift - just as a token of appreciation, so everyone gets something small and meaningful with no financial pressure.



Decide if you want to post the gifts, or use it as an opportunity to get together for a Christmas dinner to exchange them.



Find Companionship With a Pet



Spending time with pets is a wonderful way to reduce loneliness. Dogs, for example, provide constant companionship and encourage you to get out of the house. Walking them can help you interact with other dog walkers on a regular basis, too.



If you don’t have a pet of your own, why not offer to walk a neighbour’s dog? This will create opportunities for you to interact with your neighbour, as well as feel the rewards of spending time with a pet.



If you’d like some more tips on how to beat loneliness, why not read our previous blog post on boosting camaraderie?



Alternatively, please contact a member of our team for more information about our care services.

22nd November

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How to Make Friends in Retirement: Our Guide to Combatting Loneliness

Are you heading into retirement?



When you leave the world of work, you may wonder how it will affect your social life.



Workplaces are ideal for meeting new people and making new friends. Whether it’s breaking the ice with a new colleague or chatting to a client, there are many opportunities to socialise each day.



When you stop working, you may find you have fewer opportunities to interact with others.



Here, we’re looking at how to make friends in retirement:



How to Make Friends in Retirement: Stay in Touch



If your job involved regularly speaking to customers, or you were immersed in a bustling office, you’ll likely be used to spending time with others.



When you retire, it's natural to feel anxious about being disconnected from your friendship group at work; but there's no reason for your dynamic to change too drastically.



Before you leave, consider how you could stay in touch with your colleagues. You may decide that you want to continue on a part-time basis, or that you would just like to be a part of social events moving forward.



Why not arrange to meet them outside of working hours too? You could organise drinks one evening, or invite them out for lunch at the weekend.



Consider Volunteering



Volunteering is a great way to keep busy and stay connected within your community during retirement.



Having the chance to work alongside others will provide you with ample opportunities for making new friends. To strengthen your new friendships, why not invite a few of your co-workers out for dinner?



How to Make Friends in Retirement: Take Up a Hobby



Starting a new hobby can help you meet other like-minded people with similar interests. There are plenty of hobbies you could try; you could join a knitting group, a book club or a walking group, to name a few.



You could consider starting your own group. If you don’t have social media, why not consider setting up an account? You could join Facebook or Instagram, both platforms where you can share photos and updates about your life, and connect with others who do the same.



As well as connecting with your friends and family, you could use this as an opportunity to stay in touch with those who share your hobbies and interests.



Friendships are an important part of life - and as we get older, it becomes even more important to make these connections. Building relationships with others can help to avoid loneliness, whilst also providing you with a strong support network. Socialising, too, helps to further improve cognitive skills, such as memory.



If you’ve found our guide on how to make friends in retirement helpful, why not read our previous blog on community acts to boost camaraderie?



Alternatively, for more information about our care services, please contact a dedicated member of our team.

19th October

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Gardening Tips for Seniors | Making the Most of Your Garden

Are you looking to transform your garden?



No matter what size your outdoor space is, it should be seen as an extension of your home. This week, we’re sharing our gardening tips for seniors to help you transform your garden into a haven.



Gardening Tips for Seniors: Use Garden Mirrors



Mirrors may seem like an unconventional choice of decor for a garden, but when placed mindfully they reflect the space and the light, creating a feeling of openness and making your garden seem larger than it really is.



Carefully placed mirrors can not only create the feeling of a larger outdoor space, but they can also add a unique aesthetic. Why not scour some charity shops to find a large, vintage mirror and create a ‘secret garden’ shabby chic look?



Use Lights to Brighten Up Your Outdoor Space



Solar panelled lights in your flower borders, fairy lights adorning fences and trees, and even garden candles can all contribute to a cosy, relaxed atmosphere, as well as providing much-needed light for your evenings.



You could combine light and warmth with heated lamps, or use a fire pit to help keep you warm and allow you to continue enjoying your garden in the colder months.



Create a Wildflower Area



Wildflowers are a beautiful addition to your garden; the vibrant colours and mismatched flowers create a stunning visual.



They also attract bees and butterflies, so you’ll be doing your bit for the environment whilst enjoying spotting the various insects in your garden.



You could turn your garden borders into a wildflower haven, perhaps on raised beds. These can have a pleasing aesthetic effect, and also reduce the pressure on your back as you tend to them.



Gardening Tips for Seniors: Reuse and Upcycle



From old watering cans to empty jam jars, there are many different everyday items you can transform into pretty adornments for your garden.



You could fill empty jars with solar panelled fairy lights to add a unique twist to your outdoor table, or you could use old watering cans to grow flowers and hang them from your fence.



Old pallets can be transformed into garden furniture, bug hotels, or even a mud kitchen for children and grandchildren. It can be rewarding to capture photos of the progress of your garden transformation and to then take photos of your loved ones enjoying your new garden space once it’s finished.



Use Outdoor Blankets, Cushions and Beanbags



Your garden should be an inviting, relaxing space for you to unwind in; whether it’s alone with a cup of tea after a long day, or with friends for food and drinks.



One of our gardening tips for seniors is having an assortment of outdoor blankets, cushions and beanbags available to encourage you and your guests to make yourself comfortable and settle down for the evening.



A hammock is also a charming idea if you have the space, as this can encourage you to spend more time in the garden. It’ll provide you with a comfortable space for stargazing, bird watching, or even just reading a book.



You may also want to invest in a canopy to provide you with some shelter, so you can continue enjoying your garden even if the weather turns.



A well-designed and considered garden can offer sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, particularly throughout your retirement years. Spending time outdoors can help keep you healthy as you get older and improve your overall health and wellbeing, as it can encourage you to move more as you potter around, and increase your sun exposure to help keep your Vitamin D topped up.



For more ways to stay healthy in your senior years, why not read our previous article on healthy breakfast ideas?



Alternatively, to find out more about our care services, please contact a member of our team.

5th October

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Our New Care Home Manager: Meet Claire

Have you met our new care home manager?



We’re delighted to announce the appointment of our newest staff member, Claire. She has joined our team here at The Dell as our new service manager.



Here at The Dell, we provide residential, dementia and respite care for up to 40 people. We offer both day care and supported living services, and pride ourselves on providing the highest levels of care for our many wonderful clients.



Delivering high-quality care is our top priority, and so our hiring system is fine-tuned to ensure we only take on the very best team members. With this in mind, Claire was the ideal candidate for the role.



About Our New Care Home Manager, Claire



Claire has accumulated a wealth of experience since starting her career in care back in 2005. She has previously worked in managerial positions at multiple care homes and hopes to utilise her caring nature and experience to take our home from strength to strength, helping us to continue delivering high quality and person-centred care.



From working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and experiencing first-hand the difficulties caused by staff shortages and isolation, Claire hopes to ensure continued best practices in our care delivery post-pandemic.



Claire Discusses Her New Role With Us Here at The Dell



Discussing her new role with us here at The Dell, Claire said: “I’m delighted to be a part of the Wellbeing Care team. So far, my opinion is that it is a wonderful place to work - everyone is friendly, warm and caring. Empathetic and dedicated too, the team certainly contributes to The Dell’s homely environment.”



“My favourite part of the job is connecting and engaging with relatives and their families. That is, ultimately, what working in care is all about. I worked in hospitality for years before care. However, I knew when I ventured into care-providing services that I had found my passion. I like to help others and am glad to have found a career that enables me to do so,” Claire continued.



When asked what makes a great team leader, Claire told us, “Being understanding and fair. It’s also about ascertaining responsibility within your role as, by working in a care setting, people rely on you. You are in an important position of trust.”



Moving Forward With Our Newly Appointed Care Home Manager



Farooq Patel, our director here at Wellbeing Care, added “We are over the moon to welcome Claire to our compassionate team of staff. With her strong will, visionary outlook and warm demeanour, we believe her insights – formulated after decades of experience in the healthcare sector – to be invaluable here at Wellbeing Care. She will no doubt be an asset to the team as we continue to build upon and develop the skills of staff and health-providing services post-COVID-19.”



We’re excited for Claire to integrate herself into the home and share her wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to enable us to continue bettering the already high standard of care we uphold.



If you’d like to know more about our Wellbeing Care services, please contact a member of our team.



Alternatively, to find out how we’re dedicated to improving our services, why not read our previous blog on our training with the Dementia Dictionary?

4th October

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5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Seniors | Wellbeing Care

Keen to discover some inspiration for breakfast ideas for seniors?



Breakfast is an important meal as it helps to set you in good stead for the day. Having a fresh, healthy breakfast can help to boost your energy levels and maximise your cognitive abilities.



From avocado on toast to wholesome porridge, we’re taking a look at our top 5 healthy breakfast ideas for seniors:



Breakfast Ideas for Seniors: Poached Eggs and Avocado on Toast



Avocado is a fantastic source of fibre and is packed full of nutrients. The low-carb fruit is also high in ‘monounsaturated fats’, which are essential for maintaining good cholesterol levels. Avocado is classed as a superfood, and is incredibly versatile.



Why not try crushed avocado on seeded, multigrain bread for a healthy breakfast dish? You could add chilli flakes and lime juice for a zingy start to your day.



Poached eggs are full of protein and are a great addition to your avocado on toast; you could even add a handful of spinach or mushrooms for an extra boost of goodness. Why not try a gentle workout, too, for the ultimate health kick?



Fruit Salad With Natural Yoghurt



Fruits are full of vitamins and minerals, making them an ideal breakfast option. They’re versatile, too, so you can adapt them in almost any way you like.



You could try a tropical fruit salad by dicing mango, kiwi, bananas and pineapple, and then balancing the acidity with a generous spoonful of protein-rich natural yoghurt. Given their high nutritional value, fruits can help to improve your heart health, cognitive function, muscle and bone health and boost your immune system.



We recommend adding pomegranate seeds to your morning fruit salad for an extra burst of delicious goodness. The sweet seeds add not only a bright colour to your dish, but they’re also loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, which helps your body by reducing your blood pressure and improving your heart health.



Breakfast Ideas for Seniors: Overnight Oats With Your Choice of Toppings



Overnight oats are a popular healthy breakfast dish; they’re easy to prepare, delicious and packed full of goodness. You’ll enjoy a lasting feeling of fullness, too, since the high fibre content of oats stimulates the release of slow-releasing energy when consumed.



To make overnight oats, simply spoon some oats into a jar (usually 1/2 cup of oats per portion), and soak them overnight in the fridge with ½ cup of milk and/or natural yoghurt. You could mix in a spoonful of peanut butter, too, or a cup of berries to enhance the flavour and nutritional content.



The following morning, remove your oats from the fridge and finish with your choice of toppings. Why not try a drizzle of honey and a handful of mixed berries for a healthy sweet treat?



Here is an easy recipe for delicious overnight oats.



Breakfast Ideas for Seniors: Smoothie Bowls



Smoothie bowls are as simple as they sound: simply whizz up a smoothie, but serve it in a bowl with toppings of your choice! Smoothie bowls do tend to be a little thicker in consistency, though, so be sure to add enough thickening agents so that you can easily eat it with a spoon. Yoghurts and frozen bananas are great thickeners, and provide an extra bit of flavour, too.



We like this spinach and avocado smoothie bowl, which is packed full of vitamins and antioxidants.



You can top with toasted granola, berries and chia seeds to increase your fibre intake and add a little more substance.



Breakfast Ideas for Seniors: Simple Porridge



Porridge is an easy and delicious way to start your day. It’s light enough to leave you feeling comfortable, whilst being filling enough to keep your hunger at bay until lunchtime.



Simply add a ½ cup of oats to 1 cup of milk, and stir over a low/medium heat until it thickens. To serve, you could add a drizzle of honey or a dollop of jam to sweeten it slightly, or you could add berries or banana to change up the texture and flavour.



As porridge oats are a complex carbohydrate, they release energy slowly to help you get through the morning.



At Wellbeing Care, we’re passionate about ensuring our residents enjoy healthy, wholesome diets. If you’d like to know more about our services, please contact a member of our team.



Alternatively, if you’ve enjoyed reading about our healthy breakfast ideas for seniors, why not read our previous blog on hydration and nutrition?

2nd September

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New Years Resolutions: 6 Ways to Implement Healthy Habits for Your Wellbeing

‘New year, new start’- the age-old mantra that so many of us say at the turn of the year; but, do you ever really stick to your new year’s resolutions?



This week, we’re looking at 6 ways you can implement your healthy habits into your daily routine to improve your overall wellbeing:



Deciding on Your New Year’s Resolutions



The first step to making your new year’s resolutions is to have a good reason why you’re choosing them.



Setting your intentions can help you stay focused when it gets tough. This could be choosing healthier snacks to look after your heart, or reading more books to improve your breadth of knowledge.



Focus on what you really want to change in the new year, and use it as an accountability tool to keep you on track.



Stay Accountable for Your Goals



New year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to stick to. Whether you’re swayed by temptation or find yourself too busy to give it your all, it’s often easy to give up.



Why not start a journal to help you stay accountable for your resolution? You can use it to track your progress, write down your feelings along the way, or simply record your journey.



Knowing that you need to write down your progress each day can help you to stay accountable and encourage you to stick with your resolution.



Plan Your New Year’s Resolutions



Planning how you’ll execute your new year’s resolutions can be pivotal in your success.



Having a detailed plan can help you to stay on track with your goals, as you’ll have each stage written down. If your resolution is to eat better, you can write down menus, meal preparation and shopping lists, for example.



Set Yourself Achievable Goals



The key to success is not to set yourself too big a goal. If it takes too long to reach a goal, you’re more likely to stop before you get there.



Instead, it may be easier for you to set yourself smaller, easier goals that will help you on your way to achieving a bigger dream.



For example, if your goal is to improve your fitness, it can be helpful to set small targets for yourself. Each time you hit a target, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment and it will spur you on to keep going.



Set Fewer New Year’s Resolutions



Try to avoid having too many new year’s resolutions, as this can feel overwhelming. Avoid putting too much pressure on yourself by choosing fewer goals.



Often, new year’s resolutions are about lifestyle changes, and this is a process. It won’t happen overnight, so limit your resolutions to make the process easier. Once you’ve accomplished your resolutions, you can then make more.



Spreading them out will help you to feel more confident in your abilities and you’ll be more likely to achieve them.



Find a Motivational Partner



Having someone to help encourage, inspire and motivate you can be immeasurable in your success. Your partner can keep you accountable and help you to achieve your goals.



You can do the same for them; whether you join them for a run or they send you reminders, having a motivational partner is a great way to stick to your new year’s resolutions.



If you’ve found our tips on sticking to your new year’s resolutions helpful, why not read our previous blog on combatting loneliness this Christmas?



Alternatively, please contact a member of our team for more information about our Wellbeing Care services.

16th December

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How to Beat Loneliness This Christmas | 5 Useful Tips

Are you keen to discover some useful tips on how to beat loneliness this Christmas?



Whilst the festive season is magical for many, for some, it can be a lonely time of year.



Here at Wellbeing, we’re sharing our top tips for ensuring your Christmas is filled with love, joy and friendship.



Volunteer on Christmas Day



If you live alone, you may be worried about your plans for Christmas Day. Why not consider volunteering at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen?



This will ensure you enjoy a change of scenery and socialise with others. You’ll also feel a wonderful sense of community as you get in the festive spirit with other like-minded people.



If you enjoy lending a helping hand on Christmas Day, you might want to consider volunteering more often. It can be a great opportunity to beat loneliness in yourself and others. Why not contact a charity such as Crisis, which supports homeless people, to offer your help during the festive season and beyond?



Make Plans With Friends



It can sometimes feel daunting to take the first step when it comes to planning a get-together, but you’ll feel good for doing so. Christmas is a time for being with the ones you love; and though you may be living far away from your family or friends, you could suggest visiting them, or inviting them to stay with you.



Why not suggest a bring-and-share Christmas dinner if you’re happy to host, or meet in a nice restaurant? Use it as an opportunity to get dressed up and make a night of it; socialising is the best way to beat loneliness. You can exchange gifts and enjoy a much-needed catch-up.



How to Beat Loneliness: Using Technology



If you’re keen to know how to beat loneliness, why not consider using technology to stay in touch? It can be a great tool for bridging the distance between you and your loved ones if they live far away.



You can video call them to see them in real-time, or use messaging services and emails to share updates. You may also want to create a social media account to keep up with their daily activities and photographs.



How to Beat Loneliness: Join a Local Club



Attending a club is a great way to meet and interact with new people. Search for a local group, such as a book club, where you can meet regularly.



Why not suggest a Secret Santa with the group? A secret gift exchange is a fun way of sharing a little bit of Christmas magic with friends.



You could do a small limit - or even a homemade gift - just as a token of appreciation, so everyone gets something small and meaningful with no financial pressure.



Decide if you want to post the gifts, or use it as an opportunity to get together for a Christmas dinner to exchange them.



Find Companionship With a Pet



Spending time with pets is a wonderful way to reduce loneliness. Dogs, for example, provide constant companionship and encourage you to get out of the house. Walking them can help you interact with other dog walkers on a regular basis, too.



If you don’t have a pet of your own, why not offer to walk a neighbour’s dog? This will create opportunities for you to interact with your neighbour, as well as feel the rewards of spending time with a pet.



If you’d like some more tips on how to beat loneliness, why not read our previous blog post on boosting camaraderie?



Alternatively, please contact a member of our team for more information about our care services.

22nd November

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How to Make Friends in Retirement: Our Guide to Combatting Loneliness

Are you heading into retirement?



When you leave the world of work, you may wonder how it will affect your social life.



Workplaces are ideal for meeting new people and making new friends. Whether it’s breaking the ice with a new colleague or chatting to a client, there are many opportunities to socialise each day.



When you stop working, you may find you have fewer opportunities to interact with others.



Here, we’re looking at how to make friends in retirement:



How to Make Friends in Retirement: Stay in Touch



If your job involved regularly speaking to customers, or you were immersed in a bustling office, you’ll likely be used to spending time with others.



When you retire, it's natural to feel anxious about being disconnected from your friendship group at work; but there's no reason for your dynamic to change too drastically.



Before you leave, consider how you could stay in touch with your colleagues. You may decide that you want to continue on a part-time basis, or that you would just like to be a part of social events moving forward.



Why not arrange to meet them outside of working hours too? You could organise drinks one evening, or invite them out for lunch at the weekend.



Consider Volunteering



Volunteering is a great way to keep busy and stay connected within your community during retirement.



Having the chance to work alongside others will provide you with ample opportunities for making new friends. To strengthen your new friendships, why not invite a few of your co-workers out for dinner?



How to Make Friends in Retirement: Take Up a Hobby



Starting a new hobby can help you meet other like-minded people with similar interests. There are plenty of hobbies you could try; you could join a knitting group, a book club or a walking group, to name a few.



You could consider starting your own group. If you don’t have social media, why not consider setting up an account? You could join Facebook or Instagram, both platforms where you can share photos and updates about your life, and connect with others who do the same.



As well as connecting with your friends and family, you could use this as an opportunity to stay in touch with those who share your hobbies and interests.



Friendships are an important part of life - and as we get older, it becomes even more important to make these connections. Building relationships with others can help to avoid loneliness, whilst also providing you with a strong support network. Socialising, too, helps to further improve cognitive skills, such as memory.



If you’ve found our guide on how to make friends in retirement helpful, why not read our previous blog on community acts to boost camaraderie?



Alternatively, for more information about our care services, please contact a dedicated member of our team.

19th October

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Gardening Tips for Seniors | Making the Most of Your Garden

Are you looking to transform your garden?



No matter what size your outdoor space is, it should be seen as an extension of your home. This week, we’re sharing our gardening tips for seniors to help you transform your garden into a haven.



Gardening Tips for Seniors: Use Garden Mirrors



Mirrors may seem like an unconventional choice of decor for a garden, but when placed mindfully they reflect the space and the light, creating a feeling of openness and making your garden seem larger than it really is.



Carefully placed mirrors can not only create the feeling of a larger outdoor space, but they can also add a unique aesthetic. Why not scour some charity shops to find a large, vintage mirror and create a ‘secret garden’ shabby chic look?



Use Lights to Brighten Up Your Outdoor Space



Solar panelled lights in your flower borders, fairy lights adorning fences and trees, and even garden candles can all contribute to a cosy, relaxed atmosphere, as well as providing much-needed light for your evenings.



You could combine light and warmth with heated lamps, or use a fire pit to help keep you warm and allow you to continue enjoying your garden in the colder months.



Create a Wildflower Area



Wildflowers are a beautiful addition to your garden; the vibrant colours and mismatched flowers create a stunning visual.



They also attract bees and butterflies, so you’ll be doing your bit for the environment whilst enjoying spotting the various insects in your garden.



You could turn your garden borders into a wildflower haven, perhaps on raised beds. These can have a pleasing aesthetic effect, and also reduce the pressure on your back as you tend to them.



Gardening Tips for Seniors: Reuse and Upcycle



From old watering cans to empty jam jars, there are many different everyday items you can transform into pretty adornments for your garden.



You could fill empty jars with solar panelled fairy lights to add a unique twist to your outdoor table, or you could use old watering cans to grow flowers and hang them from your fence.



Old pallets can be transformed into garden furniture, bug hotels, or even a mud kitchen for children and grandchildren. It can be rewarding to capture photos of the progress of your garden transformation and to then take photos of your loved ones enjoying your new garden space once it’s finished.



Use Outdoor Blankets, Cushions and Beanbags



Your garden should be an inviting, relaxing space for you to unwind in; whether it’s alone with a cup of tea after a long day, or with friends for food and drinks.



One of our gardening tips for seniors is having an assortment of outdoor blankets, cushions and beanbags available to encourage you and your guests to make yourself comfortable and settle down for the evening.



A hammock is also a charming idea if you have the space, as this can encourage you to spend more time in the garden. It’ll provide you with a comfortable space for stargazing, bird watching, or even just reading a book.



You may also want to invest in a canopy to provide you with some shelter, so you can continue enjoying your garden even if the weather turns.



A well-designed and considered garden can offer sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, particularly throughout your retirement years. Spending time outdoors can help keep you healthy as you get older and improve your overall health and wellbeing, as it can encourage you to move more as you potter around, and increase your sun exposure to help keep your Vitamin D topped up.



For more ways to stay healthy in your senior years, why not read our previous article on healthy breakfast ideas?



Alternatively, to find out more about our care services, please contact a member of our team.

5th October

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Our New Care Home Manager: Meet Claire

Have you met our new care home manager?



We’re delighted to announce the appointment of our newest staff member, Claire. She has joined our team here at The Dell as our new service manager.



Here at The Dell, we provide residential, dementia and respite care for up to 40 people. We offer both day care and supported living services, and pride ourselves on providing the highest levels of care for our many wonderful clients.



Delivering high-quality care is our top priority, and so our hiring system is fine-tuned to ensure we only take on the very best team members. With this in mind, Claire was the ideal candidate for the role.



About Our New Care Home Manager, Claire



Claire has accumulated a wealth of experience since starting her career in care back in 2005. She has previously worked in managerial positions at multiple care homes and hopes to utilise her caring nature and experience to take our home from strength to strength, helping us to continue delivering high quality and person-centred care.



From working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and experiencing first-hand the difficulties caused by staff shortages and isolation, Claire hopes to ensure continued best practices in our care delivery post-pandemic.



Claire Discusses Her New Role With Us Here at The Dell



Discussing her new role with us here at The Dell, Claire said: “I’m delighted to be a part of the Wellbeing Care team. So far, my opinion is that it is a wonderful place to work - everyone is friendly, warm and caring. Empathetic and dedicated too, the team certainly contributes to The Dell’s homely environment.”



“My favourite part of the job is connecting and engaging with relatives and their families. That is, ultimately, what working in care is all about. I worked in hospitality for years before care. However, I knew when I ventured into care-providing services that I had found my passion. I like to help others and am glad to have found a career that enables me to do so,” Claire continued.



When asked what makes a great team leader, Claire told us, “Being understanding and fair. It’s also about ascertaining responsibility within your role as, by working in a care setting, people rely on you. You are in an important position of trust.”



Moving Forward With Our Newly Appointed Care Home Manager



Farooq Patel, our director here at Wellbeing Care, added “We are over the moon to welcome Claire to our compassionate team of staff. With her strong will, visionary outlook and warm demeanour, we believe her insights – formulated after decades of experience in the healthcare sector – to be invaluable here at Wellbeing Care. She will no doubt be an asset to the team as we continue to build upon and develop the skills of staff and health-providing services post-COVID-19.”



We’re excited for Claire to integrate herself into the home and share her wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to enable us to continue bettering the already high standard of care we uphold.



If you’d like to know more about our Wellbeing Care services, please contact a member of our team.



Alternatively, to find out how we’re dedicated to improving our services, why not read our previous blog on our training with the Dementia Dictionary?

4th October

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5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Seniors | Wellbeing Care

Keen to discover some inspiration for breakfast ideas for seniors?



Breakfast is an important meal as it helps to set you in good stead for the day. Having a fresh, healthy breakfast can help to boost your energy levels and maximise your cognitive abilities.



From avocado on toast to wholesome porridge, we’re taking a look at our top 5 healthy breakfast ideas for seniors:



Breakfast Ideas for Seniors: Poached Eggs and Avocado on Toast



Avocado is a fantastic source of fibre and is packed full of nutrients. The low-carb fruit is also high in ‘monounsaturated fats’, which are essential for maintaining good cholesterol levels. Avocado is classed as a superfood, and is incredibly versatile.



Why not try crushed avocado on seeded, multigrain bread for a healthy breakfast dish? You could add chilli flakes and lime juice for a zingy start to your day.



Poached eggs are full of protein and are a great addition to your avocado on toast; you could even add a handful of spinach or mushrooms for an extra boost of goodness. Why not try a gentle workout, too, for the ultimate health kick?



Fruit Salad With Natural Yoghurt



Fruits are full of vitamins and minerals, making them an ideal breakfast option. They’re versatile, too, so you can adapt them in almost any way you like.



You could try a tropical fruit salad by dicing mango, kiwi, bananas and pineapple, and then balancing the acidity with a generous spoonful of protein-rich natural yoghurt. Given their high nutritional value, fruits can help to improve your heart health, cognitive function, muscle and bone health and boost your immune system.



We recommend adding pomegranate seeds to your morning fruit salad for an extra burst of delicious goodness. The sweet seeds add not only a bright colour to your dish, but they’re also loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, which helps your body by reducing your blood pressure and improving your heart health.



Breakfast Ideas for Seniors: Overnight Oats With Your Choice of Toppings



Overnight oats are a popular healthy breakfast dish; they’re easy to prepare, delicious and packed full of goodness. You’ll enjoy a lasting feeling of fullness, too, since the high fibre content of oats stimulates the release of slow-releasing energy when consumed.



To make overnight oats, simply spoon some oats into a jar (usually 1/2 cup of oats per portion), and soak them overnight in the fridge with ½ cup of milk and/or natural yoghurt. You could mix in a spoonful of peanut butter, too, or a cup of berries to enhance the flavour and nutritional content.



The following morning, remove your oats from the fridge and finish with your choice of toppings. Why not try a drizzle of honey and a handful of mixed berries for a healthy sweet treat?



Here is an easy recipe for delicious overnight oats.



Breakfast Ideas for Seniors: Smoothie Bowls



Smoothie bowls are as simple as they sound: simply whizz up a smoothie, but serve it in a bowl with toppings of your choice! Smoothie bowls do tend to be a little thicker in consistency, though, so be sure to add enough thickening agents so that you can easily eat it with a spoon. Yoghurts and frozen bananas are great thickeners, and provide an extra bit of flavour, too.



We like this spinach and avocado smoothie bowl, which is packed full of vitamins and antioxidants.



You can top with toasted granola, berries and chia seeds to increase your fibre intake and add a little more substance.



Breakfast Ideas for Seniors: Simple Porridge



Porridge is an easy and delicious way to start your day. It’s light enough to leave you feeling comfortable, whilst being filling enough to keep your hunger at bay until lunchtime.



Simply add a ½ cup of oats to 1 cup of milk, and stir over a low/medium heat until it thickens. To serve, you could add a drizzle of honey or a dollop of jam to sweeten it slightly, or you could add berries or banana to change up the texture and flavour.



As porridge oats are a complex carbohydrate, they release energy slowly to help you get through the morning.



At Wellbeing Care, we’re passionate about ensuring our residents enjoy healthy, wholesome diets. If you’d like to know more about our services, please contact a member of our team.



Alternatively, if you’ve enjoyed reading about our healthy breakfast ideas for seniors, why not read our previous blog on hydration and nutrition?

2nd September