Staying Active in Your Mind and Body
February 4, 2020
As we move through the stages of life, it becomes increasingly important to stay active in our minds as well as in our bodies. While we know it is important, we might not always make the time for it, have the energy for it, or have someone to do activities with. Being a part of an independent assisted living facility like Kenwood Care can make being active and social easier and more enjoyable. Let’s take a look at ways seniors can continue on the wellness path.
Keep Your Mind Sharp
Is there an activity you used to enjoy that you’ve been neglecting? Finding a senior living housing community where you can continue to pursue new hobbies and continue doing the things you love is extremely important. Activities are a great way to keep the mind focused and sharp. Carve out time in the day to do things that you love or would be interested in doing. Some activities offered in our assisted living communities are:
- Painting or drawing
- Playing cards
- Playing board games
- Discussing books, current events, or tv shows
- Playing a musical instrument
- Knitting or needlepoint
There are plenty of skills and activities you can re-learn, sharpen, or discover for the first time. If you don’t know what hobby is right for you, start at the top of our list and give each a try. The Kenwood Activities Coordinator is happy to take suggestions on new and exciting events. You may find that you really enjoy something that you never had an interest in before.
Exercise in any form is very important in any senior living community. It is never too late to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine, and there are ways for you to get active even if you have a mobility concern or a disability. Whether you used to train for the Olympics or you’re a beginner to exercise, any of these activities can be both enjoyable and beneficial to your physical health:
- Chair and gentle Yoga
- Balance exercises
- Strength building
- Practicing good posture
Adding physical activity in healthy doses to your daily routine can help you avoid fatigue, sleep better and reduce your risk of injury. At Kenwood Care Assisted Living we provide these opportunities for our seniors through the activities we offer in our homes. Plus, we all know that exercise is more fun when you do it with friends.
Social activities and interactions are necessary so we connect with our peers and don’t feel lonely. We have found that most residents in our assisted living houses love the friendships that they make. Being part of a senior retirement community like Kenwood Care gives our residents friends to eat their meals with, friends to talk to throughout the day or friends to just sit and watch a tv show. Social activities like outings, cultural events, and field trips can also be extremely fun for residents.
Eat Nutritious Meals
One of the most important aspects of health is nutrition and the foods you eat. While we all could probably eat a little healthier, it gets even more important the older we get. When you move your loved one into an independent assisted living facility, you can rest easy at night knowing they are getting all of the nutrition they need. At our senior living centers, all of our residents receive three chef-prepared and nutritious meals a day. We also accommodate residents who have special dietary needs. Enjoying these delicious meals in our dining rooms with other seniors is another benefit of retirement living in our homes.
Consider an Affordable Assisted Living Home in Howard County
Here at Kenwood Care, we’ve been providing our assisted living services to Howard County and surrounding areas of Maryland for 25 years. Our independent assisted living residences are staffed with knowledgeable and compassionate caregivers and an activity coordinator. We are devoted to helping as many seniors as we can, and to giving them the greatest experience possible as they embrace senior assisted living. If you are thinking about moving your loved one into an assisted living home in the Howard County area, let us help. We know this can be a difficult decision, and there are so many options out there. If you are looking for a small, residential and affordable home, give us a call today at 443-745-6115. We look forward to assisting you.