At PeachTree Place Assisted Living Community of Ogden and West Haven, Utah, we want to make sure seniors are able to enjoy their favorite activities throughout the years. By providing these tips for healthy aging, we hope to help you or a loved one add years to life and life to years.
As we age, we want to be able to live our lives as freely as possible. We can take steps to reduce or eliminate many of the negative side-effects of aging. While we haven’t found the fountain of youth just yet, we hope you find some of the advice below helpful in keeping you as active as you want to be. After all, we are as only as old as we feel. Here are some tips to keep you feeling your best:
- Exercise regularly.
- Stay actively involved with friends and community.
- Eat healthfully.
- Protect your skin.
- Get regular check-ups.
- Cut back on alcohol.
- Quit smoking.
- Get enough sleep.
- Prevent falls and accidents.
Active Bodies and Active Minds
Exercise performs many functions, including strengthening bones and muscles, increasing blood circulation, lowering blood pressure, and maintaining positive emotions by increasing neurotransmitters. A positive sense of community and connection with others boosts the spirits and the immune system. As our bodies age, they require quality nutrition to adequately perform the necessary functions for living with optimal health.
Prevention Is The Best Medicine
Over the years our skin endures a lot; it’s important that we combat the negative effects of too much UV light by proactively protecting the skin with sunscreen. Doctor visits aren’t just for when we’re under the weather or not feeling well — they’re an important part of any senior’s health plan. With regular check-ups, we can help catch concerns before they become a problem. Sleep is a powerful time of healing and restoration for the body that helps keep you in good health. As we age, our bones become less flexible and more likely to be broken or fractured, which limits our ability to move about and engage with others. Be careful of slippery situations like slick floors or unsteady stepladders.
Healthy Lifestyles At PeachTree Place
Our senior population deserves a community where their unique needs are considered and accommodated. We believe that healthy aging means still being active, vibrant and involved, and we’ve made it our mission to put our residents’ best interests at heart. We’ve developed an array of activities that encourage social engagement, along with mental and physical activity. This includes morning walks, ice cream socials, writing groups, trips to the movies, music in the park, bingo, cooking classes, bowling, church services and much, much more.
Quality Living With Assistance
From apartment-style amenities to a pet-friendly policy, from a 24-hour medical staff to bathing and toileting assistance, we help facilitate a sense of independence while maintaining a safe environment that is customized for each resident. If you have a senior loved one in the West Haven or Ogden, Utah area and would like to see about available residencies, please contact us at PeachTree Place Assisted Living Community today.