There are some exciting anniversaries that are taking place this year: the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the 250th birthday of Ludwig Van Beethoven. To honour both milestones, take some time this month to celebrate your love for nature and music.
Celebrating Earth Day
The 50th Earth Day will take place on April 22nd. The day is meant to draw attention to environmentalism and inspire people to be more conscious about problems like pollution, wastefulness, and global warming. To keep enjoying the beauty of nature, people have to make the effort to take care of the planet. That’s why common Earth Day activities are picking up litter from the street, bringing items to recycling centres, and planting trees.
At the moment, Canada is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The government has asked for citizens to practice social distancing to slow down the spread of the virus and keep the country’s most vulnerable safe. Senior citizens are more susceptible to the virus. So, senior homes are asking visitors to stay away until the curve is flattened, and the government announces that the population is safe from harm.
To avoid community spread, large events like Earth Day celebrations have been cancelled. But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get in the spirit of the day. Here are some of the ways that you can celebrate from the safety of your home:
- Prepare vegetarian meals because eating less meat is good for the environment.
- Start a small herb garden on your balcony or windowsill.
- Turn off the lights during the day to conserve energy.
- Read about environmental efforts that you can take part in.
Orchestras around the world are going to be celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday this year. You may not be able to get a ticket to one of these symphonies, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy this legendary musician’s work from home. If you can play an instrument, take the opportunity to play one of his songs. Even if you’re rusty, it’s a great time to practice again.
If you don’t play any instruments, that’s okay! Turn up your speakers and listen to a symphony in your living room. Click here to hear the Beethoven Symphony Number 6 “Pastorale” by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. You’ll feel like you’re sitting in the middle of a concert hall.
The Importance of Finding Positivity
Embracing the joys of nature and music is important for your mental health. Taking in the fresh air, gardening, playing the piano — these are all activities that will bring a smile to your face and make difficult situations easier to work through.
Here at All Seniors Care, we encourage healthy living and positive thinking so that our residents feel comfortable and happy every day of the week. If you’re having a particularly hard time, you should look at these other tips for staying positive during the cold months and other tough circumstances.
This month, celebrate and reflect on the relationship between music and nature. Take some time to smell the roses, listen to your favourite songs, and appreciate the world you live in.
See how you can celebrate Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, and how All Seniors Care is showing appreciation for the environment. Check out our social media!