Teresa is the founder of the Violets Club, a neighborhood book club that meets in her living room twice a month. Well, at least that was how they functioned before the pandemic. Teresa had been so impressed by her friends’ ability to be flexible in difficult times, meeting by phone or over webcam instead of at a member’s house, like they were used to. They would make special deliveries of new tea blends and baked goods to each other’s doorsteps. Occasionally they would meet up and take walks together in the park before the weather turned too cold. But, now as spring is upon us, Teresa decided it’s time to celebrate and show the Violets her appreciation. She instructed everyone to bring a finger food to pass and a large, fun hat, and to meet at the botanical gardens for an outdoor picnic on the first day of spring. It was just what everyone needed: seeing each other’s laughing faces, sharing food and life updates, and enjoying good company under the warming sun. It was such a hit that the group members decided to have more outdoor meetings this season when the weather is nice–the fragrance of flowers swirling around them and their palpable cheer.

March 20th marks the first day of spring: the season of rebirth, growth, and renewed hope. It can also be a wonderful opportunity to spend time with loved ones and friends and experience the changing season together. Foraging for wild foods, visiting the local farmer’s market, going on a hike or bike ride, or turning over a plot at a community garden are just a few great ways to welcome spring and boost your physical and mental health. We are here for you if you would like ideas for how to get active this season, or advice on how to incorporate celebration into your upcoming spring days.

We have found that some of our clients enjoy have a pot of fresh spring flowers planted or fresh flowers sent by their families. Seniors also enjoy book clubs or other types of activities that help them interact with others. We have helped our clients find the activities that meet their needs and would be happy to include this in a comprehensive care plan where we can help your aging mom or dad have connection with others and enjoy activities.

If you or someone in your family are facing aging challenges, please give us a call at 561-291-3699 or email us at info@palmbeachcaremanagement.com. We’ll be happy to assist!