Flowers for the older generations

As we get older, a lot of things in our lives change. One thing we can usually bank on is our love for fresh flowers. There are few things better than receiving a fresh flower delivery. Especially if the bouquet arrives unexpectedly. A floral gift just because is the perfect way of showing how much you care.

According to a study with several senior citizens, fresh flowers affect our emotions and mood. This is especially important for the older generation because they can quite easily slip into an emotional rut. This study revealed that fresh flower deliveries made the recipients less depressed, happier, and can even improve short-term memory. The people in the study experienced a greater desire to connect with their friends and loved ones.

When the bouquets were received, each of the study participants showed immediate joy. Any feelings of sadness or depression were immediately replaced by joy. As part of the study, the participants were each given small tasks to test their memory. Those who received flowers performed better in these tests than those who did not receive flowers. Not only were they more open to connecting with others but they were even more polite towards medical staff.

Fresh flowers in the work place can help people be more productive. Similarly, those who are happy with life are more likely to contribute in their communities. Even older people experience depression and this is particularly true when living in care facilities where they are far from loved ones and family members. It can easily become a case of out of sight and out of mind. This is all the more reason to send fresh flowers to your older family members as often as possible.

If you have a loved one living in a facility, it’s important to contact them regularly. Regular phone calls, fresh flower deliveries, and visits are important if you want to keep their spirits up. It’s also important because you never know how much time you’ve got left. Don’t forget to include a meaningful message in a card to let the recipient know who the flowers are from and that you are thinking of them.