Studies have shown that maintaining an active social life can help prolong your life and improve your health. For many seniors in their 70s and 80s, this can seem like a difficult task. The loss of a spouse or close friends, children moving away, and reduced mobility can all make getting out harder. Senior living doesn’t have to be lonely and isolated. Here are some ideas to help you keep an active senior social life well into your 70s, 80s, and beyond.
Scientists estimate that slight memory impairment begins at age 45 and by age 80 most people will have lost about 40 percent of their memory. While part of this should feel natural, it still gets frustrating when day-to-day details get lost.
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There are many ways you can help your parents cope with the changes that happen as a result of retirement. Your parents will have more time to spend with friends and family, try out new hobbies, or get active with a new exercise routine. This is also a great time to sit down and discuss the details about their retirement, helping them manage their safety at home and elsewhere. Involving your loved ones in the planning process will help make it a more positive experience.
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For seniors, creating healthy habits can make the difference between a life well lived and early aging. Many think that genes have everything to do with how well a person ages, but while genes do play a role, it’s also important to form healthy habits as you get older. People who grew up with good habits during their youth, tend to go on to be healthy seniors. However, thankfully it is not too late.
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New residents to Thunderbird may wonder where to get started when it comes to social activities. If you have been isolated at home, or are not accustomed to having a myriad of options available to you when it comes to spending your time, you may be in for a surprise!