5 Ways Older Adults Can Practice Wellness
At every age and stage of life, holistic health is important, and for older adults, good health is vital to supporting their best selves and continuing to show up for the moments and people that matter most. Living well requires a holistic approach that goes beyond physical. Today’s older adults can prioritize wellness physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and communally. By embracing and practicing wellness, older adults can continue to have a fulfilling and vibrant life as they navigate the complexities of aging. Even through the challenges of aging, seniors can prioritize health and wellness in a variety of ways that meet them where they are.
Move your body! According to the Centers for Disease Control, older adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week, combined with two days a week of strength training and balance exercises. Combine a quick 30-minute walk each day for five days and grab your light dumbells for chair yoga to keep your body and brain moving forward.
Have you done your Wordle today? When was the last time you were new at something? It’s easy to be comfortable in the familiar, but it’s important for your brain to develop new pathways. Brain games stimulate different cognitive functions, such as executive function and processing speed, to keep you mentally sharp and focused as you challenge your brain in fun and new ways.
Your emotional health matters! To ward off feelings of anxiety and depression, older adults can find solace in intentional activities that require focus and concentration. Meditation, adult coloring books, paint-by-number, and listening to (or playing!) music are all ways to boost your emotional health and prepare your spirit for whatever the day brings.
Your friends can make you better. In fact, your friends can make you live longer! According to Harvard’s School of Public Health, having an active social life can increase longevity. It’s time to call your girls for dinner, go fishing with the boys, or expand your comfort zone by joining a local meet-up!
Retirement isn’t about slowing down. For today’s older adults, it’s about just getting started! More than 60 percent of adults over the age of 55 volunteer regularly in their community. Giving back to your community through your time, talents, and treasures not only serves your community but can also improve your health. The Mayo Clinic found that volunteering reduces stress and increases positive, relaxed feelings by releasing dopamine. By spending time in service to others, volunteers report feeling a sense of meaning and appreciation, both given and received.
Prioritizing Wellness at The Ackerly
For the future residents at The Ackerly at Reed’s Crossing Senior Living in Hillsboro, retirement will bring an abundance of opportunities to practice well-being. Here, residents will find senior care services that will allow them to embrace joy and purpose in a new age of senior living. They will exchange the hassles of homeownership for a community lifestyle that will offer high-end amenities and personalized care. The residents at The Ackerly at Reed’s Crossing will discover that living well and well-being will come to life here.
The Ackerly is a Leisure Care operated community backed by nearly 50 years of excellence in senior living. As a Leisure Care community, The Ackerly’s residents will enjoy exclusive signature programming, including PrimeFit Wellness, a holistic approach to senior wellness that encompasses emotional, physical, mental, and social health. Their dedication to holistic wellness will naturally flow into every aspect of community life, easily seen in their commitment to comprehensive senior nutrition, engaging social programming, and fun physical fitness opportunities.
Taking a whole-body approach to wellness, The Ackerly at Reed’s Crossing understands that movement is an essential part of aging well and staying young at heart. Their PrimeFit gym will make physical fitness accessible and fun for every resident. With an onsite personal trainer and daily group fitness classes, residents at The Ackerly will develop individualized plans to set and exceed fitness goals with an onsite personal trainer and daily group fitness classes. The community plans to host fun and engaging activities like walking groups, chair yoga, balance training classes, and more.
Wellness for Everyone at Every Stage
The Ackerly at Reed’s Crossing is located in the town center of Reed’s Crossing, a master-planned community with endless shopping, dining, and amenities. Our prime location will offer residents access to all the conveniences of a master-planned community with small-town familiarity and plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Although The Ackerly at Reed’s Crossing will boast abundant onsite amenities and activities, the residents and staff will take every opportunity to explore the larger Hillsboro community. Their active social calendar will have something for everyone and will offer residents a choice of engaging activities daily. Their events will be thoughtfully planned and intentionally designed to engage seniors mentally, physically, and socially. Residents will be encouraged to pursue lifelong passions and will be given opportunities to seek new ones through experiences that engage the mind, body, and spirit.
Paving the way for whole-person care that meets the demands of today and gives peace of mind for the future, The Ackerly at Reed’s Crossing will be a premier senior living community offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Care services will be delivered a la carte in the privacy of residents’ apartments and in a fun and caring environment where living well will be the top priority.
You will be invited to join The Ackerly at Reed’s Crossing as they bring wellness to everyone! Schedule your private tour today!
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