Giving Seniors a Second Wind of Youthfulness

Posted on 03/25/2022

There are several common false beliefs about seniors. Many people think that old people should stop exercising to avoid injuries. They believe that being withdrawn and isolated is natural and that seniors are too old to learn new things. These are misconceptions. Rather than slowing down and giving up your favorite activities, a social and active lifestyle is critical to your overall health. Active living has not only physical but also mental and emotional benefits.

All of our resort-style living communities at LivGenerations aim to assist you in maintaining an active and social lifestyle. You may live young again with cutting-edge services and amenities, high-tech features, organized activities, classes, and much more.

Expand Your Social Circle

Have you ever tried to recall how simple it was to make friends when you were a kid? When you were in school, finding individuals that shared your passions was quite effortless. The presence of structured organizations like clubs and sports also aided. In adulthood, the process of forming and maintaining friendships is difficult. You must prioritize your job and family after all. That may leave little time for socializing or meeting new people.

Humans are undeniably social creatures. We long for contact with others. Isolation has been linked to an increased risk of numerous illnesses, including depression and cognitive deterioration. Social engagement may play a part in keeping those problems at bay.

To help you meet new individuals and form long-term relationships, LivGenerations provides a variety of organized social gatherings, such as:

  • Happy hours
  • Wine tastings
  • Tea parties
  • Holiday parties
  • Themed dinners
  • Movie showings
  • Musical entertainment
  • Trips to various local events

You will find our monthly schedule brimming with social events, giving you plenty of opportunities to spend time with other residents.

Invest Your Leisure Time Into a New Hobby

Hobbies are more than a pleasant pastime to complete in your free time. As it turns out, hobbies are also important for one's mental health. Engaging in something you like can help reduce stress, anxiety, and has been linked to lower levels of depression.

What are your hobbies? When was the last time you picked up a paintbrush, camera, or other equipment needed for performing what you love? If you can't recall, now may be the ideal moment to pick up where you left off. Even if it's been a long time since you've done so, you'll quickly discover your stride.

Alternatively, you might want to learn something new. Perhaps there's a thing you've always wanted to attempt but didn't have the time for when you were working. Studying something new challenges your mind and keeps it active. If you're having a good time at it, you'll reap lots of benefits and feel happier and healthier.

You can try out a variety of pastimes and educational courses with LivGenerations. Learn about the geology of our national parks or how to play poker like a pro, for example. Every month, you'll find new hobbies and skills to explore.

Keep Your Body in Shape

You've undoubtedly heard it more times than you can count that staying active is essential to living a long, healthy life. That's true no matter how young or old you are.

Being sedentary is linked to a slew of health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cognitive decline. Just because you're getting older doesn't mean you should stop exercising. Taking part in active, engaging exercises may improve your health significantly. Lifting weights, practicing yoga, going on excursions, and other numerous activities improve your cardiovascular health, physical fitness, flexibility, and balance.

One of the greatest ways for seniors to stay youthful is through regular exercise. You may swim laps in our saltwater pool, take part in a variety of fitness courses at the Liv Fit gym, or go for strolls along the well-maintained paths on the premises at LivGenerations. There are lots of possibilities, you'll most certainly discover what fits best with your lifestyle.

Find Companionship in a Furry Friend

Pets can improve your quality of life significantly. Cats and dogs (and other small animals) boost happiness, give a sense of purpose, and lower stress in addition to being unconditional companions. Dogs in particular can encourage you to get more exercise. They need to go on walks on a daily basis, which pushes you to go outside and be active. And don't forget that adopting a pet allows an animal to have a second chance at happiness.

Whether you have a pet or you’re considering adoption, the LivGenerations communities are pet-friendly. You can take your dog with you on your daily walks or spend quality time (and socialization) at the Bark Park.

Finding Joy in Healthy Food

Sometimes, you just don't feel like cooking. You won't have to go far at Liv Generations to enjoy a delicious meal. All our communities provide a variety of great dining options, including the Veranda Grille's al fresco dining and restaurant-style food at the Crave Dining Room, as well as drinks and snacks at the Gen Bistro.

All of our restaurants serve organic fruits and vegetables, the finest cuts of meats, and fish straight from the sea. Our chefs go to great lengths to prepare nutritious and delectable meals.

Get More Time for the Things You Love

Having less responsibilities has to be one of the most enjoyable aspects of being a child. As an adult, you have a lot on your plate. There was always something else you needed to do at home, such as cleaning or laundry. Those activities frequently got in the way of your ability to enjoy yourself.

You can reclaim part of your youth at LivGenerations. Someone else will be in charge of household duties such as upkeep and cleaning. You'll have a lot more free time to do everything you've always wanted on a timetable that works for you and your family.

Enjoy a Vibrant Life at LivGenerations

You don't have to give up on the things you like or become socially withdrawn as you get older. Your retirement years are a great time to reclaim some of your youth's pleasures. LivGenerations is here to help. We provide a number of social activities, physical fitness sessions, and chances to master new skills in order for seniors to stay youthful. It's possible to feel like you're in your 20s again!