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The holidays are a festive time with family and friends, but for some elderly people the holidays can also be a time of extreme sadness and loneliness. The memories of friends and family who have been lost can be difficult and painful. Energy levels can also decrease, and getting around becomes harder with the change in weather. Depression and feelings of helplessness increase.

It’s extremely important to give the elderly extra time and attention during this season and to make it a point to visit with and listen to them. 

Here are some additional tips that may be helpful:

  • Remind them how important they are to you and your family at holiday celebrations
  • Consider being with them as they open up their mail and receive holiday cards
  • Look into the religious organizations that your loved one is involved with and make arrangements for him/her to attend an event
  • Decorate his/her room or home to make it festive
  • Bring the holiday to them. Most assisted living/ skilled nursing homes have common rooms for small gatherings and parties
  • Prepare a special dinner for them
  • Make them feel loved. Include them in singing traditional songs, listening to music, opening presents and spending time together
Do what you can to make your elder loved one feel important and loved. It will make getting through the holiday blues so much easier and less painful. A little extra effort on your part can go a long way in making the holidays festive and joyous for everyone.
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Hersheys Kiss

Reflecting on 2011 has left me with joyful tears and a big smile.

What a great year 2011 was for us at New Outlook. We continued to work hard to meet all of our clients’ needs quickly and efficiently, and we received from our clients so much appreciation for our caregivers. “Pearly’s Girls” have proven themselves to be dependable, dedicated, reliable and competent as they diligently carry out their duties.

While New Outlook continues to grow, we strive to remain trusted and accessible to all. We would like to say “Thank You” for opening your hearts, homes and families to us.

It is our goal for 2012 and beyond to continue to earn your trust.

 As our tagline says: “You need care, we’ll be there”

On a personal note, I am proud to have joined the New Outlook team in 2011 and to be a part of this group of wonderful and dedicated caregivers. I have learned so much working with founder and CEO, Pearly Evans and meeting so many of our clients and potential clients. Thank you all for the kind words and the suggestions you have offered us- it’s all very much appreciated.

I’m looking forward to many more years with New Outlook!

Michele Davis,

Marketing Director

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A Night to Remember

New Outlook and Traditions of Dedham celebrated a Night to Remember on New Year’s Eve at Traditions. While everyone sipped their champagne and enjoyed the hors d’oeuvres, feet were tapping to the entertainment by the The Susan McLeod Orchestra of One.

The mood was engaging and joyful as all waited patiently to begin the countdown to the New Year. Everyone made sure to enjoy at least one (Hershey’s) Kiss to welcome in 2012.

May 2012 brings good health and happiness, laughter and joy, and peace within the walls of your home. Remember that February is American Heart Month, so take good care of yourself.

illustration © edfredned

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