I have found Pickleball to be an ideal game that provides recreation, exercise and the added benefit of meeting new friends in a sport known for socializing and fun.
We have lots of laughs playing Pickleball.
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America. On a court about half the size of a tennis court, Pickleball is played with a paddle and a plastic ball. The game mixes elements of tennis, badminton and pingpong.
I’m not a doctor, but from my own experience playing Pickleball, I recommend it as a great stress reliever.
At Elders’ Helpers we know that many of our clients include family members juggling jobs and their roles caring for their senior citizen parents living at home.
Have you thought of pickleball as a way to get some time for yourself, get some exercise, and reduce some of the stress you may be feeling?
“But,” you ask, “who will look after my mom while I am out playing pickleball?”
Elders’ Helpers can.
For the past 20 years we have been known for our slogan: “Live on your own with a helper in your home.” Equally important I believe is: “Find time for yourself, with a helper in your home.”
Being a family caregiver is a high-stress occupation. The American Psychological Association says that 40 percent of women 35-55 are stressed by caring for aging parents.
Eight of ten family caregivers say it causes them stress with their spouse or partner and their children.
Your unresolved “caregiver stress” can strain your physical and mental health. You are more likely to suffer caregiver burnout, and it may affect the way you interact with your parent(s) or loved ones.
An Elders’ Helpers caregiver in your home can give you some “respite time.”
Our home care services include: homemaking and companionship, personal care, and transportation. Our registered nurses provide in-home medical assistance and medication management.
While you have a few hours to recharge your batteries outside the home, your loved one receives compassionate care and professional attention from an Elders’ Helpers caregiver.
Check out these five key benefits of pickleball as a stress reliever and health enhancer.
Call us at 616-454-8305 in Grand Rapids or 616-401-9140 in Holland to learn more about Elders’ Helpers services.
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