Here at the Mission at Agua Fria, we are more than just a senior living community. We want all our residents to feel at home here. This means we want the best for our residents in all aspects—from health and safety to socialization and their wellness. We understand that all these things are vital to our seniors, which is why we make sure our community encompasses them all and that our staff fosters them. When you stay at the Mission at Agua Fria, we want you to be at your happiest, healthiest, and safest at all times. To help you with this, here are three tips for senior wellness.
1. Keep Moving
Moving is so important at any age, but it becomes even more vital above the age of 65. Continuing to move as well as you can help you stay healthy. It can also help to prevent arthritis, which affects many adults older than 65. Some great ways to get moving are to go for a walk, take part in low-impact aerobics, stretch, or do strength training. All these things will help to prevent your joints from getting stiff and will also build muscle. Senior balance exercises are good ways to start moving too.
At the Mission at Agua Fria, we have a wellness center that you can use as well as an enclosed outdoor courtyard with walkways to take advantage of.
2. Get Enough Sleep
All adults need seven to nine hours of sleep a night, and this is the same for seniors too. This amount of sleep will allow you to function well the next day. If you don’t get enough sleep, you’re at higher risk for falling, memory problems, and irritability. You can even be at a higher risk for depression. We don’t want any of that to happen.
It’s also important to make sure you have a regular sleep schedule. This way, your body knows it’s time for rest, and you’ll be better able to relax.
3. Be Social
Being social, especially in later years, is beneficial for senior wellness for so many reasons. Isolation and loneliness are unfortunately very common for seniors, and by being social, you’re actively combatting this. Some ideas for being social include taking up a new hobby, joining a social club, volunteering, adopting a pet, participating in activities, or eating with others in the dining hall.
At the Mission at Agua Fria, we offer many different programs and classes to our residents to foster socialization. We encourage our residents to take advantage of them, as there truly is something for everyone, such as arts and crafts, gardening, a gym, movie theater, chapel, and courtyard.
These three tips for senior wellness are a great way to get started on your own journey to wellness. Staying active, sleeping enough, and socializing will put you in a great place, physically, mentally, and emotionally. We make sure we supplement all of this at the Mission at Agua Fria and encourage you to contact us to learn more.