Mealtime is supposed to be an enjoyable, social reprieve from the grind of everyday life. But many seniors find that meal planning, grocery shopping, and meal preparation eventually become more exhausting than enjoyable.
Between clipping coupons, budgeting for food, meal planning, grocery shopping, and meal preparation, meals can be a real hassle. Seniors might need to ask family members and friends for help, thus making meals even less enjoyable. But understanding assisted living means understanding that assisted living takes the pain out of preparing and planning meals.
Aging can bring about many new opportunities, for better or for worse. For many seniors, there can be quite a learning curve when it comes to issues that face aging adults, from Medicare questions to chronic medical condition management. Knowing where to go to find the answers to questions you have is the key to arming yourself with reliable information. Some seniors or well-meaning family members will turn to technology to find out the answers to questions. Unfortunately, internet searches are often riddled with incorrect or outdated information that can just cause even more confusion.
Technology can provide a powerful impact on seniors’ everyday lives. Learning how to use new technology to stay connected to family and friends brings about a host of cognitive and physical health benefits for seniors.
The challenge, however, is that seniors can be hesitant to adopt newer forms of technology. Some coaxing and maneuvering may be necessary to get them to try and stay with it over time, but technology’s ability to improve the quality of life and overall well-being of seniors will make the effort well worth your time.
Did you make a resolution to be more active in 2017? If you did, you may find yourself struggling to keep up with your goals. Depending on your geographic location, chilly weather and dangerous road conditions might be keeping you indoors, or you might just be feeling less than motivated to get up and be active now that the New Year energy has waned.
In the hopes of increasing your motivation to participate in more senior activities all year round, here is a list of four benefits of staying active in your senior years. You might be surprised to see how a little activity can positively affect many facets of your life and health. Here’s to getting involved with senior activities that you love—and new ones to appreciate—this year.
Valentine’s Day is on its way, with all of its chocolate and glitter glory. No matter how you may feel about the holiday, it is certainly a day to take time to celebrate those we love. If you have a special senior on your love list this year, check out a few of our unique and useful Valentine’s Day gifts for seniors. We tried to incorporate a variety of ideas so that you can find a perfect fit for the senior you love.
Are you considering independent senior living as a possibility for your retirement years? You aren’t the only one. Many active seniors enjoy downsizing into an apartment within an independent senior living community, trading a large home for a busy lifestyle packed with amenities that take away some of the unwanted responsibilities of home ownership.
Growing older doesn’t mean your life has to grow smaller, even if your financial resources are slim. From watching birds during spring migration to creating a work of art to listening to music in the park, there’s a superabundance of low-cost (or free) activities for seniors that can help you meet new people, learn new skills and keep better engaged with life.
It is no secret that it is important to stay engaged - physically, socially, and cognitively - as you age. However, it might be discouraging if medical concerns or physical limitations keep you from pursuing activities that you once loved. However, if you find yourself living in an active senior care community, you are lucky. Not only does your community offer a wide variety of activities, events, and trips for you to participate in, that event calendar is planned and coordinated by a recreation professional who knows how to adapt activities to meet the needs of each resident who wants to join in.