Many of us are more than willing to adopt animals from local shelters, but often, the older animals are overlooked in favor of younger ones. But for seniors, those older animals can be a great addition to their every day lives.
Caregivers can often overlook their own lives as they spend a majority of their time caring about and for others, but taking care of one’s health is a key part of staying in optimal condition and in turn, makes for a better caregiver. When you are happy and healthy, you can show up to your job better, using that energy to offer the very best help and support.
Active and social engagement with the world around us becomes more difficult as we age; retirement, downsizing, new communities, and new faces. But being social is a key component to the overall quality of our health and life. Ensuring we experience human interaction on a consistent basis greatly improves our health by reducing the significant risks that are associated.
We know that good eating habits supplemented with daily activity is necessary for a healthy life, especially as we age, but there are some surprising and fun activities that are also beneficial to living our best lives.