Wouldn’t it be nice if we could flip a switch and improve our quality of life? Though it’s not that simple, there are many daily habits that we can try, both big and small, which can positively impact our lives.
And while sometimes it may feel difficult to make changes to our everyday routines, especially as we age, making even the smallest change can have a big impact. Here are five tips on how to improve quality of life for seniors.
Invest Time In Your Hobbies
If you have a stack of books labeled “to-be-read,” a pile of recipes you’ve always wanted to try or another hobby in mind, retirement is your chance to spend your days exactly how you want to. Find a hobby that interests you and make it a priority this new year. You can try anything from painting to writing, fitness, pottery, puzzles and more.
Stay Connected With Family And Friends
People of all ages benefit from regular social interaction. Seniors who live alone may experience longer periods of isolation which can have an effect on overall health. Scheduling regular visits and calls with friends or family into your week are a great way to stay connected this year.
Choose Healthy Snacks
Sure, chips always sound great, but healthy snacks like fruit, vegetables and whole grains will help maintain your health. Ask our StoryPoint Group chefs about dinners in our restaurant-style dining room and they’ll tell you, healthy food can taste great, too!
Commit To 10 Minutes Of Exercise A Day
Did you know that regular physical activity has been linked to many health benefits, including stroke and heart disease prevention? Even just 10 minutes of walking, swimming, biking or lifting weights can improve your health, and modifications (like seated yoga!) make exercising accessible.
Exercise Your Mind
Exercising our minds is just as important as exercising our bodies. Challenge yourself with fun brain games like trivia, crossword puzzles, sudoku and more, or join a book club where you discuss weekly reading together to keep your mind sharp
Connect With StoryPoint Group Today
We know how important it is to find a community that cares for your loved one as much as you do. Discover StoryPoint Group — a personalized senior living experience tailored to the ones who matter most. Schedule a tour of your nearest community or connect with us by phone at 1-844-275-9990 to get answers to your questions, or just to say hello.