Kimball Farms Life Care has been successful in keeping the campus healthy and safe, while still engaged in socially distant activities and communication. We wanted to share with you some of our favorite ways to celebrate the holidays safely and happily.

Celebrate Food

One of the best parts about the holiday season is all of the wonderful, warm, and delicious food. Yet, did you know delicious food can be healthy too? It all starts with where, when, what, and how you eat. Check out Berkshire’s tips for mindful eating on the Celebrate with Kimball Farms webpage.

For starters, we recommend this roasted chickpea recipe from Food.com. Gather the ingredients below, then head to the recipe to see what’s cooking!

Celebrate Community

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At Kimball Farms, we’re dedicated to keeping residents safe and engaged physically, mentally, and socially in order to promote overall wellness. Although safety sometimes feels isolating, more than 60% of senior living residents surveyed said that they felt safer in their community than living at home during the pandemic and 77% said they were glad to be in a senior living community, according to my LifeSite. To see more thoughts and sentiments among seniors, visit the Celebrate with Kimball Farms webpage.

Celebrate The Little Things

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It’s the little things that make for the happiest times. Take a moment to appreciate the safe things you can still do, rather than the things you can’t.

Here are 5 Ways to Make Your Day:

  • Listen to music
  • Smile
  • Call a Friend
  • Go Outside
  • Write

Celebrate Home

Staying at home is anything but boring. You’d be surprised by what you can do to make your home space work for you – no matter what you’re using it for (home office, exercise room, you name it).

Cheapism has a few great ideas on organizing your home to get you started:

  • Start small: It’s the small steps that get the job done. When organizing your space, separate big tasks into smaller ones that you can finish in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Pick a task and stick with it: Cleaning’s no fun, until it’s all done. By sticking to a task, you can get the job done quickly, and enjoy your new, clean space sooner.
  • Find your masks a home: Having a clean and tidy area for your masks will keep them safe and ready, whenever you need them.

With everyone at home, repairs are bound to happen. The CDC recommends the following, and more, to keep you and your loved ones safe:

  • Ask the service provider to wear a mask.
  • You and other household members should wear masks.
  • Stay at least 6 feet from the service provider, and limit interactions between the service provider and other household members and pets.
  • After the service is completed, clean and disinfect any surfaces in your home that may have been touched by the service provider.

In October, Kimball Farms hosted Joan Roche, PH.D., RN and Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontological Nursing. Check out the Celebrate with Kimball Farms webpage for the seminar on protecting against loneliness and easing social isolation, as well as more tips for celebrating home.

Stay safe and warm this holiday season, and always remember Kimball Farms is here for you when you’re ready for us. Call 800-283-0061 to join our waitlist or learn more!