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Aging Well: Maintaining Health at Parc

At Parc Senior Communities, age is merely a number. We know youth is a feeling, which is why it’s important to age well. With increased age, the body begins to change, but if you are aware of the changes, you can strive to maintain health and youthful vigor. We promote healthy living throughout our communities through fitness and wellness programs and regularly share topics on our blog like how to keep the brain healthy.

It’s is important to start taking care of your body and keeping it healthy now. No matter your age, you can begin taking steps toward better health. The bones become thinner with age and can lead to osteoporosis, but preventative measures can be taken as directed by a physician. Staying physically active keeps the body strong and is beneficial to the heart. We encourage residents to stay active through exercise programs like Ageless Grace®. Staying social is also important for your overall wellbeing.  We offer a variety of activities that allow residents to socialize, as well as many family events that our residents and their families enjoy.

With advanced age, the digestive tract firms and can lead to stomach problems. Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet can help solve digestive problems without the need for medicine. We try to provide nutritious and appetizing meals to our residents. Cavities and gum disease occurs more often as you age, so keeping good oral hygiene is important. It’s also essential to take care of the skin by wearing sunscreen, limiting alcohol consumption, and avoiding smoking. With age, environmental effects, and accumulated sun exposure, the skin loses elasticity and wrinkles start to appear. Sun damage can cause hyperpigmentation and even lead to skin cancer.

Brain function also slows with age, but there are plenty of ways to exercise your brain. In fact, getting enough sleep and eating right can help keep the mind sharp. Studies also show video games encourage cognitive function, which is why we have weekly game nights that include Wii bowling and golf.

Prevention is key to maintaining health, so attending routine checkups with your doctor is essential. Although these tips are intended to help you live well without needing medicine, it’s important to take all of the medicine prescribed by your doctor and discuss any medication you are currently taking. Residents who require more comprehensive medical care can take advantage of our ParcCare services or assisted living services, which are tailored to each individual’s needs. At Parc Senior Communities, we want our residents to live healthy, happy lives and reap the benefits of growing older because here, life keeps getting better with age. To find out more about our communities, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ or contact us to visit one of our locations.


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