Seniors Helping Seniors® Offers Tips for Seniors to Stay Healthy This Winter
The franchisee with the leading in-home senior care franchise says staying healthy requires year-long habits, not just resolutions.
January is National Staying Healthy Month, and Seniors Helping Seniors® our community is equipped with the knowledge to stay safe, happy, and healthy throughout the winter and all year long.
“Staying healthy throughout the winter can become more difficult as people age, particularly for those living in colder climates, and we’ve seen every year just how challenging the winter months can be for our elderly friends, family and neighbors,” said Katie Killebrew, franchise co-owner of Seniors Helping Seniors in Frisco, Texas.
The key to staying healthy throughout the winter, Killebrew says, is developing the right habits.
“The cold weather can take a toll on even healthy bodies, and if you wait until you’re sick to start eating healthy and kicking bad habits like smoking, it’s too late,” she said. “We work closely with our senior clients and their families to instill good, healthy habits that will promote good health all year round but are particularly critical during the winter.”
Some important tips for habits that lead to healthy winters include:
- Eat high-fiber foods (whole grains, beans, unsalted nuts and seeds, fruits and dark-colored vegetables).
- Avoid fried foods and opt instead for broiled, grilled or boiled options.
- Drink vitamin D-fortified low-fat/fat-free milk and/or non-dairy soy, almond or rice milk.
- Drink lots of fluids throughout the day. Those with bladder control problems should check with their doctors to learn what fluids to drink, how much and when.
- Find a safe and low-intensity physical activity to commit to on a regular basis.
- Stay connected with friends, family and community.
Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services has grown rapidly in recent years, extending its reach into more than 30 U.S. states as well as international markets.
Seniors Helping Seniors® services stands out from other brands in the elder care space in part through its commitment to hiring senior caregivers, which provides employment opportunities for seniors and better cultivates meaningful relationships between caregivers and care receivers.
“Part of why I love working with Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services is the brand’s commitment to promoting the health of everyone in our communities — not just our clients,” Killebrew said. “Our whole team is passionate about uplifting the lives of seniors and their families, and we are always looking for new ways to reach out and lend a hand.”
ABOUT SENIORS HELPING SENIORS®
Seniors Helping Seniors® franchise system was founded by husband-and-wife duo Kiran and Philip Yocom. Kiran, who grew up in India, later worked to advance humanitarian efforts alongside Mother Teresa. After moving to the U.S. in 1995 and marrying her husband Philip, the Yocoms felt called to provide loving care to seniors and to cultivate an exchange of gifts at every generational level. Together, the Yocoms founded Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home services in 1998, opening the brand up to franchising in 2006. With a mission to be the most respected and rewarding homecare provider in the U.S., Seniors Helping Seniors® locations stands apart from competitors as the only company that prioritizes hiring active seniors to provide care services to their less-active counterparts. Seniors Helping Seniors® service aligns caregivers and care recipients based on the abilities and needs of both by offering a wide range of care services. Seniors Helping Seniors® network has grown to 100 franchise partners in 30-plus states and international markets. For more information on Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care, visit https://seniorshelpingseniors.com/.