Participating in spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity for seniors to clear out some of the items they've accumulated over the years and simplify living spaces. By keeping just what you need and a few favorites, you can focus more easily on resting and enjoying personal interests instead of managing possessions. A tidy home is naturally a more comfortable and relaxing environment than a space that is cluttered and dysfunctional. For older adults, keeping rooms organized also increases safety by reducing risks for falls due to tripping. By thoughtfully arranging household furnishings and supplies, seniors can even make daily tasks easier.If you want to reap the benefits of spring cleaning, start with these six tips.
At Park Regency Thornton, residents have access to restaurant-style dining options, making it a little easier to get a variety of nutritious foods. One way to get more nutrients without a lot of extra calories is to combine raw vegetables into salads served with a little olive oil or low-fat salad dressing. Raw greens have several purported health benefits, so they may be a good addition to a balanced diet.
Chess is a complicated game hiding behind a simple board and two sets of pieces. How complicated? Consider this: The number of potential moves in chess is large enough to trump the total number of atoms in the entire universe! There are more than 318 billion moves just for the first four actions of any game.
The benefits of an active lifestyle for all age groups are widely publicized, but some people are unsure how to get started with exercise. However, it's never too late to improve your fitness, even if you've always led a relatively sedentary lifestyle. Below, you can find out why physical activity matters for seniors and how to stay active in an assisted living community.
It's common to feel a little blue during the winter, and holiday-related stress and being stuck indoors because of winter weather can often worsen the problem. Some people also experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a mental health condition that occurs in the winter due to shorter daylight hours. If you or a loved one are suffering from the winter blues, there are several effective and scientifically proven ways to improve your mood. Below, you can find out how to tackle the winter doldrums in your assisted living community.
Despite its reputation for being unhealthy, candy is a beloved and often nostalgic treat for many seniors. A favorite variety is usually associated with a treasured memory or person from the past, such as the type of gum your parents always chewed or a lollipop your children always requested as a reward. Holidays also frequently feature sweets, which can cause seniors to crave specific treats during celebrations.
Medicine can be complicated and overwhelming, especially for those outside of the medical field. With so many treatments and courses of action available for diseases and conditions, it can be hard to know what’s right for you. And if you add in the concept of alternative medicine, it can be easy to just throw up your hands and think you can’t keep up with it all.
Art can be a rewarding pursuit at any age, but it may be especially worthwhile for seniors. From lifting your mood and encouraging playfulness to improving your concentration, expressing yourself artistically can deliver a multitude of surprising benefits. So, regardless of whether you're an accomplished artist or a casual doodler, here are seven compelling reasons why you may want to consider keeping — and using — a sketchbook.
With modern technology constantly getting upgraded, it’s hard to stay up to date with all the new scientific breakthroughs happening every month. If you’re behind on what’s new in the world of research, here are four recent and fascinating developments seniors may want to read more about.
The COVID-19 pandemic mitigated eating out in a big way, making restaurant outings a thing of the past — at least temporarily. Many people got their fix by ordering food to go, having it delivered or picking it up from the safety of their vehicles. However, there have been points in this pandemic where even take-out has been questioned for its safety measures. But seniors in assisted living communities such as Park Regency in Thornton, CO, and those living in their own homes can get safe takeout even in 2021. Find out more below and learn about some measures you can take to stay safe.