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Keep Moving! Embracing an Active Lifestyle in Senior Living

By Michelle Seitzer / Posted on 12 October 2012

The fountain of youth may not exist in a physical sense, but there is a source of youthful vigor and vitality, a common thread connecting seniors whose retirement years are anything but rocking chairs and reading the paper.

Consider this 100-year-old marathoner, a social worker and therapist who is still seeing clients at age 102, and the late Andy Rooney, who had no plans to fully retire after he left his 60 Minutes post at 92 years young. Their secret? Staying active.

Staying active does not guarantee good health, but it is certainly better for you than sitting on the couch all day.

Today’s retirement communities reflect the desire of prospective and current residents who want to keep moving, to stay active; some are now appropriately called active adult communities.

A static environment is not what boomers and seniors want. They want opportunities to pursue new interests, revisit past hobbies, socialize, volunteer and grow. They also want to relax and enjoy the down time they’ve worked hard to secure. The industry has responded to these demands. Many new senior living communities provide resort-style amenities and features, so that housework and home maintenance doesn’t have to consume the day, and activities to meet a range of interests are available around-the-clock.

Start the search for retirement living options here.

 

There are 2 Comments about this post

  1. Joel Helfer says,

    Congratulations on your wonderful site.
    Ran across it with a random search on the net.

    Very interested in connecting with all types of seniors. I have been retired for approx 5 years, and have made every retirement error imaginable. Finally made a course correction and now in hot pursuit of the secrets to retire happy and secure.

    Enjoyed your comments about an active lifestyle. Totally agree. Keep the info coming. Can’t wait to see what you have to say in the future!

     

    on 02 November 2012 / 4:55 PM

     
  2. Thank you, Joel! I’m glad you found us and glad you think highly of the site.
    If you’re interested in connecting with all types of seniors, please consider joining our social media communities (on LinkedIn — #ElderCareChat, Facebook and Twitter, @Seniors4Living). You may also want to join our bi-monthly Twitter conversation, #ElderCareChat, to connect with senior care professionals and caregivers of all ages and backgrounds. Let me know if you need more information on participating. Sounds like you are on the right path now, though it was a rough road getting there. Thanks for the kind words about the post, our information, and again, for taking time to visit our blog and share your thoughts. Keep in touch!

     

    on 05 November 2012 / 11:10 AM

     
 

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