Intensive Support • Aging • Goal 2:

Adapt Life Skills

Action step 1.

Identify daily life skills you need for changes in your preferred living situation.

As you get older, your habits can be set while the technology and conveniences of daily life are changing. If you move to a place where you plan to spend the later stage of your life, imagine (with a trusted person if necessary) a typical day and week, and try to think ahead about a daily routine that will be easiest for you to follow.

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Action step 2.

Adapt routines for daily living.

Based on that exercise, you can imagine a schedule of your day-to-day activities, including the many moments when others may be scheduled to help you. Don’t be daunted if you see new technological methods for completing tasks – your support network can help answer questions and run through the tasks with you to practice.

Resources

You’ve reached the end of the action steps for this support level and age group.

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