Active Seniors More Likely to Maintain Independence

When you try to motivate yourself or a significant senior in your life to be more active, you have research on your side. It’s not only common sense that tells us to keep moving in order to maintain our independence; there are recent studies to support that idea. The Alzheimer’s Organization uses this research when confirming the need for physical, mental and social activity to decrease the risk of dementia. The in home care Bristol residents can access through Always Best Care also recognizes this need.

If you want to stay in your own home, consider the kind of activities you can do to keep yourself strong and fit. Physical exercise is usually the first idea that pops into your mind, along with images of aerobic classes, swimming 50 laps in the condo pool or planting and maintaining a garden in your backyard. Such energetic exercise is great but, if that’s not to your liking, consider the many options available in your own community of Bristol CT.

Walking is one of the best exercises you can do, even if you need a cane or walker to do so safely. No matter what the weather, there are many opportunities for walking in Bristol. If you’re into retail therapy, visit the shopping malls in the city and the outlet malls nearby with all their great deals. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you might become a regular visitor to the Barnes Nature Center with its exhibits and 40 acres of trails to explore at your own pace. For the more culturally inclined, spend some time walking around the many museums. Take visiting grandchildren to the fascinating exhibits in the New England Carousel Museum or the Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum.

Remember the best exercise is not just physical. Mental and social activities will make you feel more alive and alert even if you do need a little assistance with daily living. For senior care Bristol residents are fortunate to have access to the excellent companionship services of Always Best Care. CNA certified companion care providers are available to accompany you on a walk, discuss the merits of art exhibits or fashion styles or even help you cheat a little with crossword puzzles. Senior care Bristol services are available by just making that phone call to our ABC office today.

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