Christmas shopping with the elderly…

(With much thanks to the Frenchs Forest, Belrose, Davidson and Forestville Community Facebook Group.)

If you’re out and about Christmas shopping in a large shopping centre this festive season, perhaps it might be a good idea to look around and take note of the elderly people you see.

Our shopping centres are large, spread out and often require much walking. So, imagine being in your 70’s, 80’s or 90’s and doing the Christmas shopping with mobility issues or being confused and overwhelmed.

Here are some great tips for helping the elderly who are Christmas shopping:

1. If they are queuing and you have the opportunity to step aside and let them be served quicker, please offer.

2. If they are looking lost or confused in a shopping centre, ask if you can help.

3. If you see they can’t reach an item, please offer to reach it for them.

4. If you have spare space at a table in a busy food court area, please offer to share the table with others, or save your table for an elderly person if you have finished your meal.

If we can all convey to our children the importance of being kind and respectful to the older generations, especially during Christmas, we will share a kinder world.

If you’re seeking assistance with Christmas shopping:

At Oxley Home Care, we can assist you with your shopping services. We can ‘shop by list’, where we take your shopping list and purchase your items on your behalf. Alternatively, you can enjoy shopping with the support of one of our Care Workers, who can assist with pushing your trolley and carrying your bags for you.

Your individually tailored, flexible care plan can be from just one hour through to regular shopping and personal services and up to overnight and 24-hour live-in care.

Our 24/7 on-call service means you can reach us at any time. We will be there when you need us most.

About Oxley Home Care:

Oxley Home Care, established in 2006, is a family-owned Sydney-based company and is an Approved Government Provider for aged in-home care services and Home Care Packages.

Oxley Home Care provides Personal Care, Domestic Assistance, Meal Preparation, Dementia Care, Nursing and Allied Health to enable people to live a quality life independently in their own home and stay connected to their local community.

For further information, please feel free to call Oxley Home Care on 1300 993 591.

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