Top Tips - Summer Sizzlers!

Summer Sizzlers 10 Top tips to support your relatives through the summer (and your elderly friends)

TOP TIP 1 SAFETY IN THE SUN
Check if your relative has enough sun tan cream and a summer hat

TOP TIP 2 SUMMER SPORTS
Look up times of televised cricket test matches and tennis at Wimbledon to make sure they don’t miss the match!

TOP TIP 3 TAKING THE AIR
Take your relative out for a short walk to the park, local garden centre, or a café with seats outdoors

TOP TIP 4 FRAGRANT FLOWERS
Take cut flowers from your garden –often evokes memories more than shop bought, particularly plants and flowers with a fragrance like stocks, nicotiana

TOP TIP 5 GROW YOUR OWN
Take homegrown produce like tomatoes, runner beans; the taste is wonderful and often brings back happy memories

TOP TIP 6 AL FRESCO
Have a picnic in the garden; food always tastes better this way

TOP TIP 7 WISH YOU WERE HERE
Send a postcard when you are on holiday or post/email your summer photos

TOP TIP 8 KEEPING TRIM
Offer to cut the grass - it makes the whole garden look so much better.

TOP TIP 9 IN THE GROOVE
Compile a CD of summer sounds, ‘Summertime,’ ‘Summer Breeze’ and ‘Summer Holiday’ by Cliff will always bring a smile

TOP TIP 10 STAYING CHILLED
Make sure your relative has a good supply of drinking water; it is easy for them to become dehydrated