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Healthy Aging | 02/13/20
Living independently means having the power to make your own decisions and focusing on the things most important to you. For most people, living an independent lifestyle is a sought-after goal, no matter our age.
Aging doesn’t mean it’s time to count fewer freedoms and let go of an independent lifestyle. National Senior Independence Month, celebrated every February, is a time to encourage seniors to prioritize their own individual needs to reach goals for health and happiness. Keep reading for a few tips on how to remain independent as you age.
Remain Active: Physical activity gives energy, which in turn allows you to be more independent. By keeping mobile, you’re able to better connect with family, friends and the community.
Stay Socially Engaged: Fuel your independence during your retirement years with positive habits and activities. By staying involved in hobbies and social activities that you enjoy, you’re able to embrace your independence. Try a new hobby or reignite a passion you now have time to fully embrace.
Clean and Organize: Clutter around the house can lead to unsafe situations and could result in a loss of independence due to an injury. By clearing walkways, installing adequate lighting and organizing your living areas, you’re able to more safely live in your home.
Embrace Technology: Technology continuously evolves, and devices aren’t just meant to be used for entertainment. Online research opens your mind to countless possibilities, from learning a language to staying up to date with current events. Cell phones and tablets allow you to stay connected to families through phone calls or even video chats. Plus, having access to a phone allows you to easily contact help in case of emergencies.
Continue Healthcare Appointments: Keeping up with doctor appointments leads to long-term health and continued independence. Maintain an open line of communication with your doctor when it comes to your abilities and concerns and ensure healthy lifestyle choices.
At The Oaks at Denville, we don’t put focus on what you may not be able to do – but instead, we focus on your strengths and abilities. Our all-inclusive senior living community offers a carefree, independent lifestyle where you can do whatever you want, whenever you want, alongside the companionship of community life. Plus, with the hassles of housework left behind thanks to maintenance-free living, you have the freedom and independence you need to enjoy the life you deserve.
Come see how you can remain independent as you age at our continuing care retirement community. Contact us today to learn more and schedule your personal tour