I love stickie notes. They are so useful in so many ways. We used them a lot with my Mom. Sometimes she would take them down and throw them away. Sometimes she would write back on the note in very small handwriting. but most of the time they were very helpful to all of us. So grab some stickies and a marker and write a few notes.
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Body mechanics is a term used to describe the ways we move as we go about our daily lives. It includes how we hold our bodies when we sit, stand, lift, carry, bend, and sleep. Poor body mechanics are often the cause of back problems. I always get a visual of a mechanic that works on bodies. I suppose that would be a doctor. But he is always in one of those blue overalls with some grease on it and he has a baseball cap on. I realized after having a bad back at 44 that it was due to how I was assisting my Mom on a daily basis. Helping in and out of her chair. Reaching way over her to grab the seat belt and pull
Have you ever noticed how many older people are sitting in cars at grocery stores? We break glass for dogs who are left in cars. We call the police. Which I would do too if I saw a pup sitting in a hot car. But we leave our Moms and Dads and Grandparents sitting in cars while we “run” into the store. Some with the car running, some with the windows down. Some look scared, worried, or anxious. Please bring them in the store with you. They enjoy seeing other people and it’s good exercise to walk around. Here’s a short video about it.