Education for the health and wellness of seniors is at the core of Organizing Options® age-friendly services. Offered are à la carte workshops and extended programming customized for discriminating NPOs seeking to offer provide learning options that will be tailored to the needs of their members and affiliates.
Studies have shown that a large number of seniors have mobility issues and are at risk of a fall in their homes. Are their homes set up for safety? Are exits blocked; is the floor used as a table; are medications stored on top of the stove? These situations are regularly seen in the homes of seniors living with mobility and/or cognitive issues, a high level of disorganization, or a hoarding disorder. Education, in the area of organization, would help to promote the health and wellness of seniors and a focus on safety first would help reduce preventable accidents. An Organizing-Education program would create a positive environment where participants would gain self-understanding and a renewed sense of hope.
The thought of downsizing to a smaller home or a Senior Residence is often daunting for seniors. After living in a home anywhere from 10 to over 50 years, many feel ill-equipped to handle the tasks of downsizing their home – all alone and without expert guidance. As a result, many seniors remain living in their homes much longer than advised. This is where health and security can be at risk.
An education option, focussed on organizing, would bring a renewed sense of health and wellness to seniors and minimize their stress levels. The secondary goal of an Organizing-Education program would be to foster an inclusive learning environment that takes senior wellness and safety to heart. An added factor would be the peer-support that would develop among participants. The sharing of ideas, expertise, resources and experiences by participants would be empowering.
Regarding downsizing, an informed decision on when to move is best made when a senior is healthy and able to decide for themselves where they want to live. While the thought of downsizing can be an obstacle to moving forward, how can folks get unstuck if they don’t know how? With the new learnings, on Decluttering, Downsizing, Senior Relocation, Chronic Disorganization and more, seniors will gain the understanding needed to make wise decisions, and feel relief from stress.
Consider having an Organizing-Education program with Kathleen Murphy of Organizing Options® for your membership. The take the next step to schedule a meeting to discover how we can work together to increase the level of Health and Wellness to your membership.