Some suggest the term “bucket list” dates back to when convicted felons would stand on a bucket with a noose around their neck before being executed. In reality, the term did not become popular in modern culture until the 2007 movie The Bucket List. Since then, creating bucket lists has become popular. If your senior loved one is putting together a bucket list, here are some suggestions from Perth elderly care experts you can recommend to him or her.
1. Create the Perfect Food
The world consumes more than 11 million pounds of food every minute, most of which tastes bad. Encourage your loved one to create a scrumptious meal, be it brisket or grilled cheese.
2. Visit Someplace New
There are 4,416 cities in the world with populations of over 150,000, not to mention all the little towns. Recommend a new city or town for your loved one to explore.
3. Read a Book
Google says there are over 129 million books in the world. Motivate your loved one to read a book he or she has not previously read.
4. Write a Letter
While people send over 8.5 billion texts each day, letter writing is becoming a lost art. Encourage your loved one to choose someone special and write a letter stating how much he or she loves that person.
5. Learn to Play an Instrument
There are over 2,000 musical instruments in the world. Even if your loved one is a master at playing an instrument, there are plenty of others to explore.
6. Make a New Friend
There are more than 7 billion people in the world, and no one can meet them all. Encourage your loved one to make a new friend or two.
7. Learn a New Language
One way to connect with others is to learn a new language. Since there are more than 6,500 languages in the world, your loved one has plenty of options to choose from.
8. Watch a Sunset
If a person lives to be 100, there are approximately 36,525 possible sunsets he or she can watch. Yet, most people never stop to watch the beautiful colours of the sky as the sun makes its nightly ritual.
When creating a bucket list for your loved one, make sure the activities are safe and manageable. A professional caregiver from Home Care Assistance can help keep your loved one safe while checking off items on the bucket list. We offer reliable hourly and 24-hour care in Perth, and our senior care plans aim to provide emotional support, companionship, and assistance with daily activities, whether your loved one stays at home or goes out. To learn more about our around-the-clock care plans for seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s, give us a call today at [hca_phone].