“Sixty per cent of senior Canadians are inactive, and the World Health Organization has found that sitting or lying for long periods is, in fact, a serious health risk.” Staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do as you get older. Keeping up with activity will help maintain your mental and physical health, and improve your overall quality of life.
As our bodies age, our body’s needs and habits can shift. One common change for many is their appetite. While it may not be something you think about, aging and loss of appetite are often linked to each other.
Canadians are used to cold, long, and sometimes brutal winters. While the frost and snow can be beautiful, poor weather conditions make venturing outdoors a challenge. For this reason, cabin fever can start to develop as we find ourselves indoors for more extended periods of time.
Before visiting an active, senior living community, it is important to do your research and plan what to look out for during your tour. Below, we equip you with the right questions to ask, what to pay extra attention to, and how to stay objective when touring for your next home. You deserve the best, so prepare yourself to find the best!
While some older adults are opting to stay in their homes through their retirement years, many are considering independent living communities. Homeownership can be fantastic, but, as we age, the experience can be marred down by maintenance and chores. Retirement should be about enjoying your time, and moving into an independent living community can help place you on that track.
While the holiday season is about connecting with family and celebrating traditions, you may also want to show your love and appreciation of family and friends through gift-giving. It can be hard to decide on a gift for the senior in your life, as you may be stuck between several items or have no clue what to grab at all. It’s understandable, as gifts for seniors can be tough to settle on, especially if it’s a gift for a parent.
During the winter months, ice, snow, and colder temperatures can make day-to-day activities difficult for anyone. These harsh elements can make trekking outdoors a hazard, traveling a challenge, and can negatively impact your overall mood.
At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we believe that the quality of life people experience in their later years can drastically improve by staying active and engaged in life. While increasing your longevity may seem difficult, some habits promote a healthy and active lifestyle that can also help increase your longevity!
An active lifestyle accompanied by socialization are two significant elements of happiness. At Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, we understand the value of socialization amongst seniors. While it can be challenging to get out and meet new people, relationship building is incredibly important and something we promote at our adult active living communities!
The modern retirement age has evolved, and this change has caused many older adults to shift their retirement plans and start to reimagine their retirement. Senior living communities, like Origin Active Lifestyle Communities, have shifted, as well; providing high-quality services and amenities, and upping the quality of life for their residents by encouraging an active lifestyle.