Change happens at all stages of life, but seniors sometimes face unique and major changes. You face a change in your income when you retire. Some seniors face sudden health changes. You might realize you can no longer safely live on your own, so you're faced with moving to assisted living. Learning how to cope with all the changes you face as an older adult helps you navigate life with less stress.
Sports are for everyone, and retirement could be the perfect time to pick up an old hobby or explore new ways to stay active. The health benefits of team sports for older adults include reduced body fat, increased bone density and better psychological health, and they can be a great way to nurture friendships in your assisted living community.
When making your New Year's resolutions, don't forget to add time to read to your list. Whether you're a fiction fan, prefer to stick to factual books or want to explore your faith, there's an inspirational book to suit every taste. The following books are sure to inspire you to embrace all life has to offer in your assisted living community come January 1.
Around 70% of people aged 65 will someday need the support provided by long-term care services. Long-term care insurance is one way to plan for the future and ensure you’ll have money available to help cover the costs of care if you ever need it. In this piece created by our team here at The Gardens senior living community in Springfield, MO, you’ll learn what this type of insurance is, how it works and how to decide whether it’s right for you.
Seed oils have received a lot of negative press recently, but is the criticism justified? Whether you're cooking up a storm in your assisted living apartment in The Gardens, Springfield, Missouri, or trying to pick nutritious, ready-made options, knowing whether seed oils are healthy for seniors is essential. Below, we'll explain everything you need to know about seed oils and whether to exclude them from your diet.
Grocery budgets can quickly get out of hand, especially if you go shopping without a plan. Being strategic about grocery shopping can help you enjoy nutritious meals while making your retirement budget stretch. The Gardens serves delicious restaurant-style meals, but if you're preparing your own meals, these tips can save you money.
It's important to incorporate lifting weights into your exercise routine as you get older to maintain muscle mass and fight the natural bone loss that comes with aging. Lifting weights can also help with functional fitness, making it easier for you to bend, pick things up off the floor and get in and out of a chair or bed. Here are some easy exercises you can do with just a small set of hand weights and a small space on the floor of your apartment at The Gardens at Springfield. Make sure to get your doctor's approval before you get started.
During the last 6 months of 2022 alone, the number of phishing scams committed in the United States rose by 61%, and fake emails are often the start of this type of fraud. The good news is that you can protect yourself from these scams by being cautious about which emails you open and act on. To help you spot scams, our team here at The Gardens senior living community put together this guide.
Summertime means getting to enjoy time outdoors and taking in the beauty of the natural scenery in the Springfield, MO, area. Unfortunately, basking in the fresh air and sunshine can lead to insect bites. The good news is that you can often care for bites yourself if you follow these steps put together by the team here at The Gardens senior living community.
Are you looking for a hobby in retirement? Geocaching is a unique way to get outdoors, move your body, and go on a fun adventure.
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