If you are an older adult who is living far away from your family, it can be difficult to stay connected with them. The good news is we now have the internet. We didn't have the internet many decades ago and you had to rely on airplanes and long car rides to see your loved ones. These days, the internet provides an abundance of opportunities to stay connected and in close contact with your family when they live at a distance.
Start today improving your balance and reducing your fall risk. Here are 10 easy moves for a healthy stance.
Independent living community brochures provide brief snippets of information. Most of them are designed to offer the best possible image of the community, its residents, its amenities, and its workers. While they can provide an enticing image of what life is like within the community, there is a lot you cannot learn from a brochure, including the things listed below.
When evaluating costs of assisted living communities, ensure you know exactly what is included and what is NOT included in any quoted price. What may seem overly expensive may be a fair deal while something that seems like a bargain could end up costing more than you expected.
As you age, finding the right home can simplify your life greatly. The key is to make living with purpose a priority wherever you live. With that in mind, these are a few ways the right home can really help simplify your life.
It is not uncommon for parents to initially hesitate at the idea of moving from the home they own into an apartment. They are likely concerned about selling what they have worked so hard to maintain all these years, downsizing to a smaller space, paying a monthly rent over owning and losing the history and memories held inside their home.
Unfortunately, seniors oftentimes tend to be the target of con artists. The most common crimes are financial, with con artists after your hard-earned money.
Flashy amenities like theater rooms, rooftop terraces, and wine bars demonstrate dramatically how senior independent living has evolved. However, many residents spend a lot of time inside their own units; therefore, design features should also be considered for not just public spaces, but for private ones too.
Residents from Eskaton’s two Roseville communities teamed up to promote National Fall Prevention Month this September. Led by their coach, Christy Barry, an Eskaton Fitness and Wellness Coordinator, the No Falls League developed a video to encourage people to exercise. These men and women, ages 67 to 95 years old, demonstrate low impact exercises. Regardless of age, these seniors prove exercise can be fun and easy for anyone. The moves Team Eskaton demonstrate on the football field are designed to strengthen muscles, improve coordination and reduce one’s risk of falling by creating better balance.
If you are an older adult and want to live somewhere where you have freedom and a large variety of amenities, you might consider apartment living. It can be a daunting task to make the transforming life decision of where you are going to be living during the day and resting your head each night.