How do you see yourself as you age? Some seniors see themselves as being healthy and active. Others may not have such an outlook and instead might feel frail and weak. Regardless of how you may feel right now, there are many simple things you can do to help minimize your risk of future illness and improve your overall health. Here are three of them:
Enjoy some playtime
Doing more of the things you love can increase your lifespan, improve your memory, and help battle the negative effects of depression. What your playtime consists of is up to you – time with grandkids, travel, music, volunteering, learning, etc. – the important thing is that you love what you are doing. Retirement communities like Primrose provide a care free atmosphere that makes it easy to engage in these kinds of activities with friends and family.
As we age, it is not unusual to see close friends pass away. Oftentimes their loss, or the loss of a spouse, can leave a void that causes depression and seclusion. It is important to stay connected and continue to develop a network of friends that you can spend time with. Perhaps that involves joining a senior bible study at your church, or plugging into your local senior center. Retirement communities like Primrose are a great place for seniors to connect. It is easy to get to know the person in the apartment next to yours, and there are many different social opportunities available throughout the week as well.
Regularly scheduled checkups with your doctor may not be the things you look forward to the most, but they can help to improve – or even save – your life. As we age we become more prone to certain illness and disease. Being proactive with your health will help to uncover warning signs and allow you to take corrective action before there is a problem rather than waiting until there is something wrong.
At Primrose, part of our mission is to provide a healthy, happy environment for seniors. To find out what we can do for you or your loved ones, visit www.primroseretirement.com for more info or to contact the Primrose closest to you.