While the winter months are often comparatively mild in Colorado, it's still too chilly to be outside for long on many days. Seniors often look for things to do in the winter months, and one of the best things to help make days a little more enjoyable is crafting. Crafting gives you an opportunity to make cute items, useful products and projects that you can be proud of.
Perhaps you were craving Mediterranean flavors for lunch on Monday and stopped for a steaming hot gyro smothered in tzatziki sauce, pita and homemade hummus or some fresh falafel. Of course, Tuesday calls for a plate of savory tacos, maybe with a side of cool guacamole, tortilla chips or refried beans and rice. After such a starchy start to the week, you decide to go a little healthier on Wednesday and grab some kimchi from the Korean restaurant across town or some miso soup from the Japanese takeout place down the road. Thursday, you make a quick stop for some Greek yogurt, perhaps a sliver of baklava. Friday, your family goes out for a saucy and hearty Italian dinner, or you may opt to just pick up some pizza on the way home.
Inflation forces everyone to tighten their purse strings and rethink their purchases. However, older adults can be affected more since they're often on a fixed income. Retirement income might be lower than your salary was when you worked. While your expenses might also be lower, you still might feel the pinch more than working adults. Here are some ways to address inflation as an older adult.
At Park Regency Thornton in Colorado, we encourage residents to enjoy every season to its fullest. Thornton's mild summer weather makes it a great place to spend time outdoors, whether you're walking around Community Park or visiting Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge. When you need a break from physical activity, however, it's just as fun to have a picnic or play board games with your friends.
Simply put, a healthy nervous system is essential for a happy and healthy life. When working properly, your nervous system helps you with everything from breathing to thinking and processing emotions. Because the nervous system is responsible for so many aspects of your health, keeping it in tip-top shape is vital.
Moving into an assisted living community is a big change, and packing can feel overwhelming. However, having a plan and staying organized will help decide what to bring, so you can pack everything well. Use these packing tips to make the transition to assisted living easier.
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.