Season 2, Episode 9 – Calling All Caregivers – Let’s Go Shopping! What’s Your Real Age? Daydreams for Better Health
May is both Older Americans Month and National Small Business Month where we spotlight two start-up businesses that are making shopping for caregivers and older adults easier, better and more affordable. Host Sherri Snelling talks to Bianca Padilla, CEO/Founder of Carewell, the store for caregiving essentials, and Jimmy Zollo, co-founder of Joe & Bella, that offers a range of care-related products including a new branded line of adaptive clothing.
For Caregiver Wellness News, Sherri shares online tools on how to calculate your “real age” and to see if you may live to age 100! She also talks about how being playful makes us healthier and for May’s National Mental Health Awareness Month she shares insights on trends in the workplace and how employers are supporting employee mental health – especially for caregivers reporting more burnout and emotional health issues since the pandemic.
For our Well Home Design News, Sherri shares the latest information from AARP’s caregiving out-of-pocket costs study specifically on caregiving shopping. She also provides several e-commerce online shopping sites for caregivers for older adult and caregiver home care needs.
We finish the episode as always with our Me Time Monday Wellness Hack on Daydreaming – how we can improve brain health through “free moving” and elastic thinking that gives us more flexibility and empathy, lowers our stress and improves our relationships.