Embrace the Standard of Excellence. New Name, New Management!

May 10, 2024

Thrive with Proactive Aging

Category: Health & Wellness

Author: Yolanda Parnell, Director of Wellness

Across the world, people are living longer than ever before. However, according to the World Health Organization, “evidence suggests the proportion of life in good health has remained broadly constant, implying that the additional years are in poor health.” Taking a proactive approach to aging can help us live full, energetic, and healthy lives no matter how many years we have lived.

Two women, one senior living resident and one employee, happily playing a giant wooden tower game in a kitchen.

As the Director of Wellness at The Town & Country Senior Living, I advocate proactive aging through healthy eating and regular exercise – remember, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it! Additionally, engaging in social activities is crucial. Research indicates that a vibrant social life can help maintain youthfulness.

Adopting Simple Practices for Stress Relief and Preventive Health Benefits

To manage stress, consider starting yoga. This practice has been shown to slow the heart rate and reduce blood pressure through deep breathing techniques. Walking is another effective way to alleviate stress. Stress and anxiety, if left unchecked, can harm your cardiovascular system, digestion, and skin health.

Barriers such as location, transportation, and cost often hinder people from seeking preventive care. However, the benefits of preventive care include lower medical costs if diseases are detected early and managed, as well as potential increases in lifespan.

Empowering Personal Health Responsibility and Proactive Living

Encouraging others to adopt a proactive mindset involves emphasizing the importance of healthy food choices and recognizing our responsibility to maintain our own health.

It is never too late to invest in your health. Taking control of our well-being can be the difference between surviving and thriving, the difference between extra years of truly living and extra years in decline. Make your years count. Approach aging proactively and use those extra years to get another degree, take up a new hobby, break a record, or explore opportunities you never thought you would get to experience.

Senior living residents and employees having a blast playing indoor chair beachball volleyball.

World Health Organization: Aging and Health, click here to read the full article.

Town and Country Senior Living in Town and Country, MO offers independent living plus, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. We are centrally located near St. Luke’s Hospital and Chesterfield Amphitheater. In addition, convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including the Ballwin Golf Course and Events Center, West Country Center, Lone Elk Park, Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, Myseum, and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant.

Schedule your tour of Town & Country today

Join the Town & Country team

Follow Us

Copyright © 2024 Arrow Senior Living. All rights reserved.