The time after retirement should be a period of relaxation. It should be a time for being comfortable and content. Unfortunately, old age can mean that aches and pains from years of wear can make living harder than it needs to be. Circulation gets poor and it is sometimes harder to keep warm. There are, however, lots of options to make a home a place of bliss and comfort.
Adding Warmth and Simple Comforts
One easy way to add a comfy touch to a home is to redo the floors with carpeting. This creates a more soft and cushioned environment. Adding fleece or wool blankets along with a set of pillows on couches makes a room seem warm and inviting. Warm lights and soothing paint colors, combined with the amber hues of wood, can create a relaxing environment.
Candles can be dangerous when lit, so one good consideration for anyone who wants a sweet aroma in their home is to keep candles in safe glass containers in a crock pot in a secure area. The slow cooker can more safely melt the candle wax. Explore scents with incense, or scented plug-ins for the benefits of aromatherapy.
If mobility is limited it is important that all furniture, from couches, to dining chairs, to mattresses do not exasperate any pain. For low couches, having a small handle attached to a wall next to the coach can help a person with trouble getting up.
An even better option is to buy a lift chair. Prices range from around 400 to upwards of 1,000 dollars, with outliers on that price range also available. These recliners have several settings of angles that they recline to. Then with the convenience of a hand held control, they can tilt forward so someone can easily sit down or get up.
Controlling these chairs is a no hassle business; most remotes are far simpler than a TV remote. They come in all different colors to match any home dÃ©cor. There are many ranges of sizes to choose from: from snug to spacious. These chairs are is especially lovely for those over 60 with knee problems or those with arthritis. With a lift chair it is possible to relax without having to worry about falling when getting up on an instant to get to the telephone, for example.
Tips for Mental Well-being
Spending time with family and friends is important in all of life, but especially after retirement. Now is the time to try new hobbies you didn’t have the time for before. Try volunteering for a worthy cause or mentoring students with your wisdom and life experience. Read. Go out and learn new things and travel even if it is only a few hours from home. Exercise regularly, with a doctor’s approval, and create a healthy eating plan of super foods like berries and greens for good health. This can keep life interesting with more pleasant twists and turns than even before retirement.