New Year Resolutions for Seniors and Assisted Living in Phoenix, AZ

10 Jan 2019

With the New Year being here, every individual should make their resolutions in order to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve life. Our discussion today will revolve around the New Year Resolutions 2019 for senior people.

An older adult suffering from mobility issues or memory problems would require round the clock care and support for living a stable life. This form of care can only be achieved in an assisted facility where trained caregivers will be there who will ensure the well-being of your loved one. If you belong to the Phoenix region in AZ, you can book a suite at Anthem Senior Living. It is an award-winning Anthem assisted living facility in the region.

Resolutions for 2019:

Healthy Eating– This resolution can prove to be highly beneficial for older adults. Change your diet this year and aim towards healthy eating. Focus on eating whole, fresh fruit rather than juices or smoothies. Try eating more berries and melons instead of the usual, apples and bananas as the former have more vitamins. Eat more dark, leafy greens like kale, spinach and broccoli which are rich in antioxidants thus will keep you from getting sick! With age, a thing of prime importance is maintaining bone health. Prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures through adequate calcium intake which you can achieve by consuming diary products like milk, yogurt or cheese. Some of the non-dairy calcium sources include tofu, almonds, broccoli, etc.

It is important that you vary your type of protein which you can do by incorporating more fish, beans, peas, eggs, nuts, seeds, milk and cheese into your diet. For more nutrients and fiber, choose whole grains instead of white bread products.

Physical Activity– Along with the body, it is as important to keep the brain active. Experts recommend 150 minutes of exercise per week for good health. Ways to keep the brain healthy is by challenging yourself daily with puzzles, card games, or word searches which will increase brain function, all of this also helps reduce the risk of developing dementia symptoms down the line. Learning a new language, pursuing a hobby and more are some other effective activities.

Getting Back with Old Friends– People often lose touch with their old friends. This year make it a point to reconnect with your old buddies, it’ll be worth it. You can easily catch up with them in the face of the social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that we have today. Rekindle your relationship with your old pals using the social networking sites. If any of your close friend lives far away, you can video call them with apps like Skype for face-to-face conversations.

Prevent Falls– Seniors are more prone to falling. Stay fit by exercising regularly which will improve your strength, balance and endurance thus significantly reducing the risk of falling. Even a short walk can reduce the risk. You can also ask a family member, friend or neighbor for support. Go for sight and hearing checkups. Set up railings in the washrooms to prevent slipping or tripping.

Try to not break these resolutions to get the best results. Share love and receive love back. The senior health challenges that we, at Anthem Senior Living work with are dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Lewy Bodies Dementia, high blood pressure, companionship care, wound care, bed bound patients, Feeding Tubes/Picc Lines, heart disease, cancer, Arthritis, respiratory diseases, diabetes, falls, depression, etc.

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