With 10,000 baby boomers retiring each day, there is an increasing number actively pursuing “life after retirement.” Some are embarking on a second career, others community service, and others are resuming activism of their youth. However, all are seeking a way to remain relevant. This concept has been referred to as Conscious Eldering or Conscious Aging. What does Conscious Aging mean today?
For seniors, the companionship that a dog or cat can provide is obvious. There is nothing like returning home to a joyful welcome that you get from a dog or cat that says you are the best person in the world! As you age, there are far less opportunities for this type of approval.
Walking is a low impact and gentle way of ensuring you stay strong and independent longer. These 5 walking tips to maximize your efforts will help you get the most out of your experience, such as improved balance and posture, plus bragging rights about the amount of steps you get in each day!
A well-balanced diet is an important part of healthy aging. But during the winter season, energy levels often decrease. This causes unhealthy habits to increase. Fortunately, habits can be broken. Here are a few tips to understanding the importance of winter nutrition for seniors.
Besides the fun factor, there are reasons as to why Laureate Group Senior Communities encourages dance classes. The new, insightful research examines the beneficial effects of dancing to determine whether dancing can improve brain health in older adults. Here are the results.
I recently had the privilege of being a guest lecturer at MATC for a class on Gerontology. The class was comprised of future social workers and case managers looking to work in the aging industry. What a gift they turned out to be. I asked them, ” What does aging mean to you?”
What is creative aging? It is a term that has now grown into a meaningful movement for millions of baby boomers. Thanks to artist Angela Swan, the creative aging movement will be an integral part of Laurel Oaks Senior Community’s Lifestyle Programming throughout the year. Learn more.
Fall prevention can be done. If you are over 65 and think it can’t happen to you, about one-third of the population over the age of 65 falls each year, and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age. Here are 7 simple tips to prevent falls: