Four Important New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

It’s officially 2019, and with the New Year comes new opportunities—like New Year’s resolutions for seniors. The New Year is a great time for everyone to set goals and create a healthier, happier lifestyle, including older adults. All too often, however, seniors forego making resolutions because they’re not sure where to start or what goals they should consider. The following New Year’s resolutions for seniors can help older adults get healthier and feel better in 2019, and for many more years to come.

Eat Healthy and Get Active

Older adults are often missing out on proper nutrition, regular meals, and physical activity. Studies show that engaging in moderate physical activity with minimal impact and incorporating a few more fruits and vegetables into your diet can do wonders for your body and mind. At Grand Oaks of Palm City, seniors can stay active by taking walks with friends or attending meditation and exercise classes. As for healthy eating, older adults should aim for at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day, according to the USDA’s Choose My Plate program. At Grand Oaks, residents enjoying delicious, chef-prepared meals that always have the proper nutritional balance for their age group.

Get Your Affairs in Order

A New Year’s resolution for seniors that you may not have previously considered involves getting your affairs in order legally. If you haven’t had a will or other legal documents drafted, or if you haven’t reviewed previously drafted legal papers, the New Year is the perfect excuse for setting aside time to do so. Make it a goal to create documents such as a will, living will, or Power of Attorney. If you already have these, consider taking time to review them for any updates or changes.

Learn How to Use Technology

Many seniors embrace the use of technology to keep up on the latest news or to video chat with grandchildren who live far away. Studies show that staying connected with friends and family has many health benefits for older adults, making it an ideal New Year’s resolution for seniors who have yet to jump aboard the technology train. This year, consider learning how to use a social media platform, like Facebook. You could also learn how to send a video message to a family member or friend from your cell phone. Ask a loved one for a tutorial or sign up for technology lessons (which are often free for seniors) at your local church, senior center, or assisted living community.

Explore Long-term Living Options

An important New Year’s resolution for seniors that is often overlooked is planning future living arrangements. Older adults are busier than ever these days, and many seniors haven’t taken the opportunity to consider their living options as they continue to advance in age. If you’re an older adult who is considering and assisted living facility, the New Year is a great time to start exploring your options. Grand Oaks of Palm City offers:

  • Independent living with assistance as needed
  • Nurses and caregivers onsite 24-hours a day
  • Multiple, spacious floor plans to choose from
  • Chef-prepared meals daily with at a variety of menu options available
  • Full-time activities manager and an enriching social calendar
  • Amazing staff, award-winning care, wonderful residents…and so much more

This year, make a resolution to get active, become more organized, learn something new, or anything else that helps improve your health and increase your happiness. When exploring long-term living options, be sure to include a visit to Grand Oaks of Palm City.

 

To schedule a tour, or for more information, contact Beth Kelley at 772-324-5024 or beth.kelley@grandoakspc.com.

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