Creating Vision Boards with Your Aging Loved Ones

By Roz Jones

The process of aging can be difficult for both the person going through it and their caregivers. As our loved ones age, it’s important to find ways to connect with them and help them maintain a positive outlook on life. One great way to do this is by creating vision boards together.

What is a vision board? A vision board is a collection of images, words, and phrases that represent what you want to achieve in your life. The process of creating a vision board is a fun and easy way to reconnect with your loved one and get them excited about the future. Plus, it’s a great way to stimulate their creative side!

Here’s how to get started:

1. Gather Your Supplies

To create a vision board, you’ll need some basic supplies like a poster board, scissors, glue, and markers or crayons. You can also look for special collage kits at your local craft store. Once you have your supplies, clear off a large work surface where you can spread everything out.

2. Collect Images and Words

Next, start collecting images and words that represent what you want to achieve. These can be pictures from magazines, photos you print from the internet, or even personal handwritten messages. If you’re working with an aging loved one, try to focus on positive themes like happiness, travel, family, or friends. 

3. Create Your Vision Board

Once you have all of your materials gathered, it’s time to start putting your vision board together! Encourage your loved one to be creative and have fun with it. They can use as many or as few images as they like, and they can arrange them however they like on the poster board. 

4. Hang It Up and Enjoy!

When your vision board is complete, find a spot to hang it up where you’ll see it every day. This serves as a reminder of all the wonderful things you’re working towards in your life. Every time you look at it, take a moment to reflect on your goals and imagine achieving them. Achievement feels that much sweeter when you’ve got a beautiful reminder hanging on your wall! 

The process of aging can be difficult for both the person going through it and their caregivers. However, by finding ways to connect with our loved ones and help them stay positive, we can make the journey a little bit easier for everyone involved. Creating vision boards together is a great way to reconnect with aging loved ones and get them excited about the future. Plus, it’s a fun activity that stimulates their creative side! So gather up some supplies and give it a try today!

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