Getting older is a natural part of life, and it is bound to come with a number of various challenges to each individual. An unfortunate reality for many is that as they begin to grow older, they find themselves spending more and more time alone at home, which usually leads to a lifestyle of inactivity. However, what many people do not realize is how undermining this lifestyle can be for your overall health and the aging process in general. In this article, we will discuss how important it is for seniors to maintain an active lifestyle, and how we recommend a healthy life as a senior in assisted living.
Staying Active Is Important
It is common for many seniors to begin spending more time alone at home, and isolated from society, as they begin to advance in age. This could be due to personal health challenges, or many other reasons, but the outcome is often the same. Seniors who spend much of their time isolated and inactive are more likely to experience feelings of depression, they succumb to diseases more easily, their cognitive health declines faster, and ultimately they experience a lower quality of life and a shorter lifespan. Seniors who can stay physically active, to the best of their abilities, and spend more time with others in social circles are statistically proven to enjoy happier, healthier lives.
Things You Could Do
It is important for everyone to have hobbies that keep them interested and engaged, and group hobby activities can prove to be an even better way to accomplish this. Luckily, living in a nursing home in Long Beach, NY will rarely ever be dull. Whether it’s something as simple as a book club, or something that keeps you active and outdoors like tai chi, or bird watching, your life in assisted living can be as active and invigorating as ever with the right group activities. Other recommended activities include card games with friends, bowling, group water aerobics, or even getting out and signing up for some volunteer work at a church or community center. You could also choose to keep learning new things, and get into new hobbies you haven’t tried before. Activities like painting, woodworking, writing, trips to museums, or even teaching others some of your favorite pastime hobbies can be fun and effective ways for you to stay active and social.
Bay Vista Assisted Living
Bay Vista Assisted Living is a 40-bed residence program located in beautiful Long Beach, NY. Here, we allow individuals to age in place and use on-site home care services to address their personal care needs. Bay Vista therapy services are not only among the best in the industry, but they also serve to nourish your independence, and help you maintain your quality of life while helping you keep your medical condition stable. If you would like to take a tour of our facility, or have any questions, please visit our website and book your first visit today. We look forward to meeting you.