When looking for a senior living community that fits your lifestyle and preferences, it’s common to wonder about the care provided, the apartment sizes, and the additional amenities. However, it’s also essential to consider the food and dining options available. There are many misconceptions that senior living communities offer bland, standardized meals in a cafeteria-style setting, but this couldn’t be further from the truth!
As things open up this summer and social gatherings become more commonplace (while remaining safe), it’s time to enjoy some much-needed family time. Origin Active Lifestyle Communities took the hard work out for you and shared our favourite summer recipes full of seasonal local produce.
Topics: Health & Nutrition
Eating well is about more than just the foods you eat; it’s about how you eat them. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s all too common for people to eat while working, driving, or watching television. These distractions can lead to people mindlessly eating, not paying attention to what or how much they’re consuming.
Topics: Health & Nutrition
A healthy, balanced diet is a crucial component of overall wellness and leading an active lifestyle. At any age, what we fuel our bodies with determines how we feel, look, and function on a daily basis but nutrition recommendations and needs change with age.
For some, reading has been a lifelong passion, while it may be a newly developed hobby for others. Whichever the case may be, if you are reading, you are reaping many mental benefits!
Each season guides in a unique set of weather and climate. While spring may usher in beautiful foliage, and a welcomed respite from the winter months, it can also bring pollen and allergens that can flare up allergies. Allergies can cause discomfort that is similar to the common cold.
Vitamins and proper nutrition are important throughout our lives, but as we age, our body’s needs change. Our metabolism can shift, and it’s essential to ensure we get the right vitamins and minerals in order to stay active and healthy as older adults.
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.
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.
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!