What Activity Will You Enjoy with Your Caree?

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We’re breaking for summer!

We’re taking time this week to reflect and to enjoy some down time. We’re also posing daily questions which prod reflection or action.

Today’s question is: What activity will you enjoy with your caree?

It can seem like all you and your caree often play a game of cat and mouse. Today, though, enjoy a game that allows you both to enjoy, to relax, to be beyond the disease or injury that dealt you a bad hand. Your activity may only last a few minutes. That’s okay. Whatever you can manage will be great.

Play a game. Or, make some art for our Second Annual Caregiving Art Show (deadline is now September 4). Then, tell us about it in our comments section for a chance to win a great gift bag and our grand prizes.

Congrats to EllyGdaughter, who won yesterday’s gift which will help her ride the WAVES of caregiving.

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About Denise Brown

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched CareGiving.com in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

3 thoughts on “What Activity Will You Enjoy with Your Caree?

  1. G-J

    We enjoyed a walk in a park in another city this morning and enjoyed seeing the geese, butterflies, great blue heron, and other birds. We needed ejourneys there with her photographic skills!

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  2. Avatar of PegiPegi

    We found and played with our walkie-talkies. Quite often we’re at opposite ends of the house and are constantly shouting (less than calming for me to always be “are you ok? do you need me?. We got these years ago just to play with and my husband found them while looking for batteries. Now he keeps “ringing me up”. Just with a song or a funny comment. I love his sense of humor. He’s been singing the first line (probably all he knows) of “You Made Me Love You” in loud, silly voices off and on this afternoon. Refreshed and grinning am I.

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  3. Avatar of ejourneysejourneys

    G-J, I would have loved to have been there with my camera! :-)

    My partner and I have been enjoying the Flatland Police Blotter (http://www.flatheadbeacon.com/policeblotter/), which I discovered through a Facebook friend. Whoever Christie Burns is (who writes them), I love her style. Here’s an item from today:

    12:19 p.m. A woman who called in looking for a ride was advised that deputies were unable to provide taxi services.

    Here’s one she posted four days ago:

    9:17 p.m. A dog called 911 when it sat on a cell phone.

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