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Active Senior Living

Aug 17, 2007
If you are a senior you may be resigned to the fact that the busiest years of your life are over, but you can still do many things to ensure active senior living. Just because you're over 65, doesn't mean that life has to be boring or dull. There are so many ways to contribute to society, or just have fun. Active senior living means you make the choice on what you want, and then go get it.

There are many options to keep you busy. You can dig up a few hobbies from the past that you used to do. Go back and get your dancing shoes on, or if you never danced, learn how to. A fun part of active senior living can include dancing.

Sewing is another mentally stimulating challenge, and you could make a few outfits to head out on the town, and look great. Many community centers recognize that active senior living is important and they offer sewing classes to both men and women who are retired.

Ask your church or local synagogue, if you can start up a study group just for the other seniors. Another way to be active physically and mentally is to home visit others, and bring a little companionship to them. People who are confined to their homes love having company. Active senior living means that you can visit others in nursing homes too.

The point is to stay physically invigorated and mentally active. However, that doesn't mean that you take on more that you don't need, or your doctor advises you not to. Active senior living doesn't mean becoming exhausted, and it should be a relaxing time of your life. If you feel that it's too much, cut back on some activities, and take a few moments for yourself. There's nothing wrong with sitting on a garden patio, or curled up by a warm fireplace with a good book in hand. You'll still be getting needed mental stimulation, but a way to relax your body at the same time. Active senior living is a choice now that you're older.

Perhaps you'd enjoy a small part-time job. A lot of seniors love the routine even after they've retried of getting up and going to a job. It makes them feel useful again, and this might fit your personality to a tee. If it is, consult with your doctor about taking on a job, if you have any serious medical conditions that might limit what you do. You don't need any other serious complications to develop from any health issue you might have, so it's best to ask. Active senior living is the way to live once you're older, but remember to always make it a pleasant experience for your mind and body.
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