Resources

 

CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP

First Tuesday of each month at 2:30 to 4:00 pm

If you are caring for a loved one and have concerns, or you simply need to talk, PLEASE come to our next meeting. The information that you share is helpful and important to YOU- the caretaker!! Facilitated by Senior Resources, our local agency on aging. We have a supply of resource books & other materials on hand which you may borrow at any time!

The caregivers support group will be the second Tuesday of the month

    MOBILE FOOD PANTRY

    54 North Main St. Jewett City

    Wednesday, April 15th 4-5 p.m.

    Behind St. Mary’s School.

    The third Wednesday of the month.

    GRAB & GO

     

    TURN THE TELEVISION OFF!

    Find some soothing music and relax.  Think of happy times you, your family and friends have had together.  Recalling past happiness has the powerful ability to bring us happiness in the present.  Sit outside, close your eyes — listen.  There are so many spring birds singing. 

    Total relaxation.  Look at the clouds — think about their shapes.  Look at the trees without their leaves — notice the many differences in shapes.  Might sound silly, but these ideas can be  a very simple way to relax.   ENJOY

     

    DO A FEEL GOOD DEED

    ~ CALL SOMEONE TODAY TO LET THEM KNOW

    ~ YOU ARE THINKING OF THEM.

    ~ TAKE A WALK AND PICK UP SOME TRASH

       TODAY.

    ~ FILL A BOX OR BAG WITH ITEMS FROM YOUR HOME TO DONATE THEM TO A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION.

    ~ WRITE A CARD TO SOMEONE YOU WANT TO BRIGHTEN THEIR DAY

    ~ HOLD THE DOOR FOR SOMEONE TODAY

    ~ SMILE AND SAY HELLO TO SOMEONE

    ~ MAKE SOME COOKIES FOR YOUR NEIGHBOR OR FRIEND

    ~ DONATE BLOOD (Must wait eight weeks in between donations)

     

    WAYS TO STAY HAPPY AT HOME!

    ` WATCH A MOVIE

    ` CRAFTS/KNIT, CROCHET, SCRAPBOOK

    ` WRITE A MEMOIR

    ` WRITE A POEM

    ` WRITE A LETTER

    ` WRITE A SONG

    ` GIVE YOUR BRAIN A WORKOUT (SEE ATTACHED SHEETS)

    ` JIG-SAW PUZZLES

    ` MEDITATE (Try lying down with your eyes closed, palms up and focus on your breathing. Or sit for 20 minutes with your eyes closed repeating a soothing word)

    ` CALL A FRIEND

    ` PAMPER YOURSELF – HAVE A CUP OF TEA AND LISTEN TO SOME MUSIC

    ` FIND A PROJECT AT HOME – CLEAN/DUST/WINDOWS

    ` FIX BROKEN ITEMS

    `GO THROUGH OLD PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITE ON THEM (Who/What) ORGANIZE THEM                

    ` GO THROUGH OLD CLOTHES – MEND AND SEW BUTTONS

    ` STRETCH OFTEN

    ` SIT OUTSIDE – FRESH AIR AND SUNSHINE

    ` REDECORATE YOUR SPACE

    ` READ

     … AND MOST IMPORTANT— MAKE A BUCKET LIST OF ALL THE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO WHEN THIS IS OVER!!!