Posted: March 18, 2019
Sometimes called the ‘golden years’, the later years of life can be a new chapter with much to look forward to from enjoying retirement, spending more time with family, discovering new talents and traveling. It’s true that getting older can sound intimidating, but with healthy aging, it does not have to be. Aging is a part of the natural process of life and can be celebrated as a new phase of life full of wonder and excitement.
One of the biggest impacts on our success in our golden years is our attitude towards this glorious time. Yes, it can be a time of significant change. Managing this change and creating a new perspective about our future can help to live the best lives that we can live!
Rhythms Home Care has developed a way to create this new perspective with a framework based on five pillars of wellness – Social, Intellectual. Purposeful, Physical, Spiritual.
By focusing on each of the pillars, older adults can design a lifestyle that is fulfilling and exciting – perhaps different from our earlier phases of life but no less important and invigorating.
This philosophy has been tried and tested with thousands of seniors and has proven to be a successful formula for thriving in our golden years.
Social engagement is critical for all ages but may need more attention as we age and circumstances change.
Intellectual purposeful engagement of the mind can keep our minds sharp, strong and alert. Activities such as puzzles, games, hobbies, learning a new language or technology and more are great ways to stimulate our minds.
Purposeful activity involves choosing to engage in the things that matter to us and feeling like we make a difference and are in control of our own lives.
Spiritual engagement offers purpose and meaning to our lives. This connection with spirituality, religion, nature or other force greater than ourselves provides a solace and a sense of purpose and guidance.
Physical health is one of the most important and visible dimensions of health. Staying physically active and maintaining other prescribed medical regimens is critical to overall wellbeing.
We all want to enjoy our years and it is entirely within our reach. Along with the above recommendations, here are additional tips for healthy aging:
Our golden years should be celebrated, and these tips will help everyone age positively and in healthy ways.