May was proclaimed Older Americans Month by President Gerald Ford in 1976. Over the decades, ways to celebrate this have evolved, but one theme remains – leaving a legacy for future generations to follow. A legacy should mean more than just contributing a large sum of money to your family or an institution. It’s about being remembered for your actions and the type of person you are.
Senior Living Blog
As you age, it becomes increasingly important to take care of your body and maintain muscle and joint health through daily exercise to ensure you can continue doing the things you love. Most seniors may not have access to a swimming pool in their home, but at Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line, our heated swimming pool allows our residents to enjoy swimming all year round! They love having the opportunity to take aquatics classes instructed by our knowledgeable, CPR-certified trainers or just relaxing in the pool for a fun afternoon with friends.
As the ground thaws, we approach spring with warmer weather and longer days, with fresh air and sunshine – all signs of change and renewal. Perhaps spring is Nature’s way of encouraging us to change old habits for new ones, which isn’t always easy!
Many seniors want to stay in their home for as long as possible. For some, aging in place is a feasible choice if they are socially engaged, active, and enjoy good health. For some others, things may be a little different. While they might still be able to live alone, their overall health and wellness might limit their activities and social interaction. If your parent is a senior with increasingly limited physical and social abilities, or you feel anxious about them being on their own, it may be time to consider a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). But, how will you have that conversation? It can be a tough one, and you want to handle it with care and sensitivity.
Through the months of February and March, and approaching April 15, all Americans need to gather up their relevant documents and prepare to file their tax return for the previous calendar year. During this time of year especially, it’s important to be aware that scammers and con artists are looking for opportunities to steal from innocent taxpayers, and seniors are often an easy target for them to prey on.