Activities to Keep You Active as a Senior

Posted on: April 24th, 2020 by | No Comments

Being active and engaged is good for everyone regardless of their age. As you get older, staying active can pay off in some significant ways. For starters, an active lifestyle can lower your risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some kinds of cancer. Maintaining an active lifestyle can also elevate your mood, improve your balance, increase your strength, enhance your cognitive function, and build up your self-esteem.

While you may be eager to enjoy all those benefits, you might be struggling to come up with ways to remain active in your Golden Years. That struggle is real for a lot of people, which is why many senior retirement communities like our 17-acre Cedar Falls, IL retirement community host activities that keep residents engaged.

Activities in Our Welcoming Community

As a resident of our community, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to do many things. You can take a stroll down Main Street and get a relaxing massage, enjoy a great meal with friends or grab a cold one while you listen to live music at Elm’s Pub.

Our residents also enjoy participating in regularly scheduled activities like card games and crafting. Whether you live in the Terraces at West Glen, assisted living or senior independent living, you’ll have a standing invitation to attend the special events we host for our community members throughout the year.

NewAldaya Lifescapes – The retirement community that fosters and supports active lifestyles for Cedar Valley-area seniors.

Things to do at NewAldaya:

  1. Exercise

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seniors should aim to engage in at least two hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise every week. Achieving that goal is a breeze when you’re a resident of our retirement community because you can work out in our Wellness Center any time of day or night. If you live near our campus, you can still work out at our facility, but you can only use our Wellness Center from 7 am through 8 pm, Monday through Friday.

  2. Volunteer

    Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community without making a cash donation. It also allows you to learn new things, meet people, and share your knowledge. Even if you don’t want to travel to volunteer, you can still lend a hand within our community by helping out with special events and other activities.

  3. Start a Book Club

    Reading is a wonderful way to keep your mind sharp as you age, but it’s usually an activity people do on their own. You can turn this singular activity into one you share with others by starting a book club.

    Reach out to your fellow bibliophiles and invite them to join your club. You can schedule dates the club will meet well in advance and rotate between host sites so no one member is overburdened with hosting meetings all the time. With so many books to choose from at the library or a typical bookstore, your club will never run out of reading material to discuss during get-togethers.

  4. Grow a Garden

    You don’t need a plot of land to grow a garden. Many herbs grow well inside, such as basil, thyme, and lemongrass. Plant a garden and share your bounty with others as it starts to yield results. Sharing will create many opportunities to engage with your neighbors and friends.

To see if our active retirement community is a fit for you and your lifestyle, visit NewAldaya Lifescapes to take a tour of our sprawling campus!