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MY GET-UP-AND-GO HAS GOT UP AND WENT!



Old age is golden, or so I’ve heard said,

But sometimes I wonder, as I crawl into bed,

With my ears in a drawer, my teeth in a cup,

My eyes on the table until I wake up.


As sleep dims my vision, I say to myself:

Is there anything else I should lay on the shelf?

But, though nations are warring, and Congress is vexed,

We’ll still stick around to see what happens next!


How do I know my youth is all spent?

My get-up-and-go has got up and went!

But, in spite of it all, I’m able to grin

And think of the places my getup has been!


When I was young, my slippers were red;

I could kick up my heels right over my head.

When I was older my slippers were blue,

But still I could dance the whole night through.


Now I am older, my slippers are black.

I huff to the store and puff my way back.

But never you laugh; I don’t mind at all:

I’d rather be huffing than not puff at all!


How do I know my youth is all spent?

My get-up-and-go has got up and went!

But, in spite of it all, I’m able to grin

And think of the places my getup has been!


I get up each morning and dust off my wits,

Open the paper, and read the Obits.

If I’m not there, I know I’m not dead,

So I eat a good breakfast and go back to bed!


How do I know my youth is all spent?

My get-up-and-go has got up and went!

But, in spite of it all, I’m able to grin

And think of the places my getup has been!


- Anonymous



Ideas from Our Quality of Life HomeCare Ltd. on "How To Get Your Mojo Back"


I think we can all relate to the feeling that our "get-up-and-go" has frankly got up and went! The question is, what can we do when that feeling takes over? Our Quality of Life HomeCare Ltd. has ideas and tips on how to get your mojo back!


Gardening is a fantastic way to get outside and enjoy the weather. Of course, stay hydrated, remain in the shade, wear natural fabrics, sunscreen and a hat in the sun. Bend and lift with your knees, do not over exert yourself. Just go at your own pace and remember, have fun! The colours of the flowers and the fragrance of the blossoms will brighten anyone’s day. At Our Quality of Life HomeCare Ltd. we have companions available who are eager to accompany you, perhaps on a daily walk in the park or picking a few flowers for a neighbour to pass along the love!


Cooking can also be a great stress reliever. With endless possibilities and exciting options, food is a gateway to a whole new world. We can travel to far away, exotic locations without ever leaving our kitchen. With millions of recipes online at our finger tips, we have everything we need to unite our family and friends over a warm hearty meal. At Our Quality of Life HomeCare Ltd. we love to cook! Let us help you or a loved one with meal preparation and we will take a culinary adventure together!


While we’re in the kitchen, why not reinvent our diet! Cut out excess sugar, salt and caffeine. Have you ever asked yourself, why are we seeing such a drastic rise in chronic fatigue? Does it feel like everyone around you is tired and sluggish? The answer could be in our diet! Sugar, dairy and bleached, processed wheat flour can be found in almost every packaged, processed item we consume. The frightening thing is they are disguised under various names and are becoming increasingly more difficult to spot. These three items have been linked to increased inflammation in the body through well documented research. If we know inflammation is the underlying cause of so many problems, why are we not taking the necessary steps to make those positive changes in our diet? The good news is the solution is easy and found right at home; Our Quality of Life HomeCare Ltd. can assist you in taking the necessary steps though meal planning and grocery shopping. Having a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables will definitely get your mojo back!


We all lead busy lives, but it’s vital to make time for what’s important. Sometimes the trick is remembering to book time in our busy schedule to reconnect with the things that bring us joy. Something as simple as sitting at a sidewalk café for a cup of tea with a companion. Attending church, maybe taking the dog for a walk around a local park or trail. Every city is filled with hidden paths and places to explore. Become a tourist in your own city! You will be amazed by what you might be missing.


Another great way to spark some excitement in your life and kick start your mojo is to sign up for a class and hone a new skill. If you don’t have anyone to go with, think of it as a new adventure and try meeting someone new! At least you already know you have something in common. If you are familiar with Our Quality of Life HomeCare Ltd., you already know we love to have fun! We have energetic, personable companions available to assist you in living your life to the fullest! Take an art class, try swimming lessons, attempt a pottery class, learn a new language, try your hand at woodworking, scuba diving, or martial arts! The possibilities are endless and the world is yours to explore when you are a client of Our Quality of Life HomeCare Ltd.!


If you are limited by mobility or physical ailments try a zoom game night or weekly zoom book club meeting. We can assist in setting up the technical side so you can still get together and have fun virtually with family and friends! Almost all the activities listed above can be found in an online learning forum. The only limitation is your own imagination, contact us today to get back your get-up-and-go! Before you know it, you will have got-up-and-gone

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