Age shouldn’t keep you from living a full and active life, although you may have to slow down or forgo certain activities that are difficult for you as you age. By taking up new interests, however, you can continue to challenge yourself physically and mentally in your golden years. Living an active lifestyle will keep you alert, healthy and fit as you get older. Here are a few ways you can stimulate your brain and body as you enter your senior years.
Fill Your Days with Fun Activities
Retirement gives you plenty of time to engage in the activities you enjoy most. Do you like to play games? Break out some old favorites like Monopoly or Scrabble and invite your friends over for a game night. Board games and card games boost your brain power by forcing you to think and focus on what you’re doing. Game nights also give you a chance to spend time with old friends, chatting, laughing and catching up on what’s happening in their lives. If you’re computer savvy, you can explore some of the latest games online to keep your mind engaged and active.
Hobbies provide another means of staying physically and mentally active as you age. If you have specific interests, such as gardening, baking or golfing, turn these interests into hobbies and develop your skills. You can also join a gym or sports club and learn yoga, Zumba or karate. Physical activities that force you to concentrate or learn new skills will keep you mentally sharp while enhancing your health and wellbeing. At Beverly Hills Carmel, we have several activities you can participate in!
If you live near a community college, stimulate your brain by taking classes. Learn a new language, take a music course or hone your computer skills for fun or profit.
Change Daily Routines
As a senior, you’ve probably developed quite a few routines in your daily schedule. Although routines can be good for you, they don’t pose much of a challenge. Changes, on the other hand, force you to think and do things differently to stimulate your mental faculties. Visit new supermarkets, drive different routes to the doctor, experiment with new menus, vary your TV watching or explore new walking paths with your dog. Changes are good for you as they keep your brain active.
Socialization will add joy and happiness to your life while keeping you mentally and physically active. Mingling with others on a regular basis keeps you alert mentally and boosts your social and communication skills. Whether you’re spending time with family and friends or making new acquaintances at a social event, you’re stimulating your brain to communicate, engage and adapt to your social environment. Social activities like parties, sports events, music festivals, dinner dates, etc., enrich your life and give you something to look forward to in your senior years.
At Beverly Hills Carmel, seniors can look forward to a full and active lifestyle with countless fun and entertaining activities to enjoy. For an appointment to visit our luxury retirement community, call us at 310-278-9720 today.