Autumn

Autumn greetings from Kaye Swain blogger and REALTOR in Roseville CA

AUTUMN BLISS FOR BOOMERS AND SENIORS

 

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I am so thrilled that our temperatures, while popping up into the 90s for a day or so, are again headed straight back down to the 80s. Hooray. Autumn is truly here, the leaves are starting to turn, and I’m continuing to enjoy autumn bliss offline AND online.  Online you ask? Yup! Between Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Fall Blog Linky Parties, I’m thoroughly enjoying every gorgeous autumn color you can imagine. What a sweet treat for the senses!

CARING FOR ELDERLY PARENTS

 

Swim shoes are a big help for boomers and seniors caring for elderly parents and swimming via Kaye Swain Roseville California real estate agent and SandwichINK blogger

Even though summer has said good-bye, my senior mom and I are still enjoying walking in the swimming pool. It’s great exercise for both of us and something she can do more easily than most other exercises. It’s an indoor pool that’s heated so theoretically we should be able to do it year round. I tend to get too cold in the winter months while she used to enjoy it all the time. I’ve noticed this year that she is getting chillier too. So we shall see.

One thing we both noticed is that we have been getting foot and leg cramps while walking. That’s never happened before and I’m not sure why. Perhaps the rubber pad they use to walk on. Though I’ve walked on these at other gyms as well??? I decided to get us both some water shoes to see if that would help. We tried them for the first time today. They aren’t the prettiest things in the world. BUT, my mom only got one minor cramp that went away quickly and I didn’t get any. So I’m hoping these will be a good solution for us both and thought I’d share the idea with y’all in case any of you have ever had this issue. And YES, if you have suggestions, do share them as well. 🙂

GRANDCHILDREN JOYS

 

Thanksgiving project with grandkids via Kaye Swain Roseville CA real estate agent blogger

It’s such a sweet treat when a grandchild calls us, isn’t it? And even better when they want our advice. A couple of my granddaughters called yesterday and asked if I had any autumn crafts to suggest as they wanted to do some that afternoon. I shared some fun and easy ones like making Thanksgiving turkeys with hands, similar to the wreath we did a few years ago – then writing people or things they were thankful for on each feather. I also added a couple of goodies quickly to my Pinterest board, Grand for Kids and Grandkids and sent them the link for that. They were quite excited, indeed. And I can’t wait to see what they made.

Grand for kids and grandkids via Roseville CA real estate agent blogger Kaye Swain at SandwichINK

BIBLE DEVOTIONS FOR BABY BOOMERS AND SENIOR CITIZENS

More of my favorite encouraging and comforting Bible verses…

Christian words of encouragement via Kaye Swain Roseville CA real estate agent blogger

 

Here are my latest coloring pages for kids as well as adults including a Christian and inspirational quotes coloring page.

Christian and inspirational quotes coloring pages for adults and for all age via Kaye Swain

Christian Inspirational quotes Halloween kids adult printable coloring pages via Kaye Swain Roseville CA blog

Nothing But the Blood Of Jesus” is one of the lovely old Christian hymns that I do so love. We sang it in church this week as we took communion and it was such a sweet blessing. When I went looking for a video for it, I discovered several different versions – all beautiful. Some were sung very slowly. Some were sung really fast (one of my fave versions is like that 🙂 ). I saved all the ones I loved to my Sunday Sunday Blessings playlist at Youtube, along with a few other lovely hymns I discovered along the way. That way you can enjoy listening to as many or as few others as you would like. But I chose this version, by Guy Penrod who often sings with the Gaither family, for sharing here as the tempo was right in the middle. Not too slow, not too fast. And very sweetly encouraging – as were all the other versions as well, no matter the tempo, due to the awesome words including, “What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus; What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.” Such a vital truth for us all!

One of my fave Bible teachers, David Guzik, continues his sermon series on the book of John at YouTube. You can find his church’s channel by CLICKING HERE. I’m also adding this sermon series to a playlist at my own YouTube channel – Bible Studies – Verse By Verse  each week, to make it easy to find it and others as I share them.

Have a blessed and beautiful week!

Kaye

 

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Kaye Swain Placer County social media blogger visits Spiritual Sunday

Beverly's Got so many cute pink things each Saturday including lovely homes and home decor - great for creative ideas when you are moving to a new home

Kaye Swain REALTOR in Roseville CA has Fun and so will other boomers and seniors and grandparents whether at home or out and about working at their real estate business at the Grand Social

 

 

 

Autumn Decorations for the home remind me of grandkid and grandparent fun Kaye Swain real estate agent blogger Kaye Swain

AUTUMN BLISS FOR BOOMERS AND SENIORS

WOW! Can you believe it’s Autumn! Woohoo! My favorite season! I’ve already put a couple of cute decorations up including the fun crew in the photo above. I look at that and see autumn fun and grandkid love all over it. One of my grandchildren made the wooden pumpkin head on the left. A couple other grandkids and I used to play catch with the pumpkin head in the middle (it’s a squishy ball). And the scarecrow on the right is one of several scarecrows in my autumn family of scarecrows that my grandchildren and I have delighted over and played with through the years. Then I added a few tiny mini pumpkins, something I have done most years, often having the grandkids paint them for me. It’s a sweet treasury of memories wrapped up in lovely autumn goodness. Have you started decorating yet?

GRANDCHILDREN JOYS

If you are going to be able to spend some time with the grandkids during these next few weeks, you might enjoy some fall harvest project ideas. Here at SandwichINK, you’ll find plenty of ideas including:

  1. Autumn Activities
  2. Fall Fun
  3. Silly Scarecrows
  4. Trick or Treaters
  5. Pinterest – Grand for Kids and Grandkdis

I’ll also keep my eyes open for fun new activity ideas for us all and share them in coming weeks and/or at my Facebook page. Be sure to visit there, CLICK LIKE, and then click the little arrow beside the word LIKED and select “Get Notifications.” That will keep you up-to-date on all sorts of interesting and useful resources for boomers and seniors, grandparents and grandkids, and all of us in the Sandwich Generation.

CARING FOR ELDERLY PARENTS

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My senior mom and I had a delightful time at Green Acres this week. That’s our local Roseville CA garden center. It was all dressed up for autumn with pumpkins and sunflowers and flowers and more. A delight for all our senses. AND we learned something new. Did you know there is such a thing as a scented geranium? I’ve never heard of that before. They only had one. We smelled it. It was interesting but the scent was not our “cup of tea.” Being a rose person, it’s slightly citrusy smell was definitely unexpected. I have seen other scents such as Apricot so we may look again next spring when I imagine they will have more selections.

In the meantime, we came home with 2 camellias, 2 non-scented geraniums, and daffodil bulbs for my senior mom. Such great exercise for her body and an encourager for her emotionally, as we discussed in the most recent #ElderCareChat on Twitter. You can read the recap at Strategies for Healthy Aging or the full recap by clicking here – it’s full of tips and resources on positive aging in place, fighting depression, staying healthy longer, and more. Our sweet hostess, Michelle Seitzer, reminded me that this #ElderCareChat has been going on at Twitter for years – almost since I started blogging back in August of 2008! WOW!!! So many grand friends I’ve made over the years through blogging – including you! Thank you for being a vital part of this! 🙂

DEVOTIONALS FOR BABY BOOMERS AND SENIOR CITIZENS

Continuing on with my favorite encouraging and comforting Bible verses…

Christian encouragement via Kaye Swain real estate agent and blogger in Roseville CA

 

And since coloring pages for adults as well as kids are so popular right now, I’m starting something new. Christian and inspirational quotes coloring pages for all ages. Because the mountain is so faded in the photo, I did two this time for different results. Let me know what you think.  And Enjoy 🙂

 

Christian Encouragement and Inspirational Quotes Coloring Pages for Adults and all age 1 via Kaye Swain Roseville CA REALTOR.jpg

 

Christian Encouragement and Inspirational Quotes Coloring Pages for Adults and all age via Kaye Swain Roseville CA REALTOR 1b

 

Here’s one of the lovely old Christian hymns that goes so well with this encouraging Scripture, O God Our Help In Ages Past.

And, I’m SOOOO excited. One of my top 10 favorite Bible teachers, David Guzik, shares his weekly sermons at YouTube. You can find his channel by CLICKING HERE. And here is the first in a long and lovely series in the book of John. A great start to your week if you, or a beloved senior, can’t get out to church. Or how about as a supplement to your daily Bible studies in the middle of the week?

Have a blessed and beautiful week!

Kaye

 

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Kaye Swain Placer County social media blogger visits Spiritual Sunday

Kaye Swain REALTOR in Roseville CA has Fun and so will other boomers and seniors and grandparents whether at home or out and about working at their real estate business at the Grand Social

 

Beverly's Got so many cute pink things each Saturday including lovely homes and home decor - great for creative ideas when you are moving to a new home

 

 

 

Autumn leaves are much loved by my grandkids and me. When everyone else is busily raking their lawn to achieve the bare look, my grandkids and I are crunchily dancing in the leaves, watching in awe as they fall to the ground in God’s awesome “Autumn Ballet,” and making craft projects with them.

We have fun collecting a bag or two of leaves, picking out the prettiest ones and gluing them to construction paper. These projects can be as simple as a random display or as fancy as their imaginations take them. I love to bring Autumn into the house by hanging these masterpieces all around.

Another fun idea is to let them help me decorate by filling a couple of wide-mouthed, clear vases with leaves, as well as artfully decorating my fireplace mantel with them. It can also be fun to add other autumnal decorations such as pine cones, cute little scarecrows on a stick, etc.

These are simple and fun ways to create great fall memories, teach our grandkids to rejoice in God’s lovely world, and just plain have fun with them. Happy Autumn, y’all. 🙂

SENIOR HOME CARE:

Infections may lead to faster memory loss in Alzheimer’s Disease. Per @ALZHEIMERSread

National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week is September 14-20. Invisible Illness Week’s site has plenty of great information such as an article on handicapped parking spots and @invisibleillwk is sending out tweets to help us help aging relatives and others dealing with Invisible Chronic Illness, such as “Consider yourself a friend for the journey, not a physician or savior”  and “What she could do yesterday may not be possible today.”

Alzheimer’s Reading Room: Dementia and the Eight Types of Dementia

Being There & Far Away – Adult children living far from aging parents have many of the hardships and few of the rewards of near-by senior home care givers.   Per @matthewbjohnson

Caregiving.com has several fun contests going on all through September:  September Summer Send-Off: You Can Win! In fact, I just won a $25 Visa gift card! How about you? Let us know if you win. I’d love to announce your name as a winner for this contest!  🙂

How To Get Assistance For Your Prescription Medication.  Per @ParkinsonsInfo

Loss of Taste in the Elderly.  Per @PattyGrace

GRANDPARENTS:

This economy can be hard on our grandkids as well as adults. Sesame Street has a special coming up dealing with that very subject, all about Elmo’s mom losing her job. The Sesame Street special airs 8 p.m. Sept. 9 on most PBS stations including #Detroit & #Toledo which have both been hard hit.   Thank you to @MonroeOnABudget for letting us know.

WOW! A great HANNAH MONTANA wardrobe contest  from And Freebies for All. Terrific fun for our granddaughters, this contest is open for entries from 9/1/09 through 9/19/09 at 11:59pm PST. Be sure to leave a valid email address in your comment.

Grandparents Day is September 13, 2009. You can find lots of fun family activities to help you and your family celebrate by clicking the link.

@Carebuzz has some sweet quotes about Grandparents for Grandparents Day! Great for making homemade cards and gifts.

SANDWICH GENERATION:

More fun contests:

Enjoy a night out with a great meal from @PFChangs by winning a $100 gift certificate from @lkwhtmomfound…and Dad too!   I have to tell you, I LOVE PF Changs.  Their food is healthy and delicious. They even offer you a choice of white or brown rice. Yummy!

Awesome giveaway from @Moomettes.  Enter by November 15 to win a brand new GE kitchen appliance!

Enter to win a @storkcraft Classic Wooden Rocking Horse. It’s a beautiful gift for grandkids! Hurry! This giveaway will end September 10th, 2009 at 11:59 PM EST.

Not only did I win a prize from @Caregiving, I also won a prize from @TwinHappyJen – a gift certificate from @happypandababy. Thank you @TwinHappyJen and @happypandababy!

Autumn is almost here! A fun outing with aging parents and/or grandkids – enjoy fall leaves with a ride to mountains or parks. While you are out, collect leaves for craft projects. Thanks to @SrHelpersNEOH & @SeniorHomeCare for that great tip.

Grand encouragement for the Sandwich Generation: I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. Ps 91:2 (NIV)

Social Networking Safety for the Baby Boomer Generation.

30 fascinating and bizarre ads to leave you with a big smile as you go about your Sandwich Generation caregiving. Per @Journeywoman @Inia_Bergamot @MLTGroup