Getting enough exercise can be hard enough, but during the winter—with colder temperatures, wind, and (depending on your location) snow—it can be even more challenging. When it comes to choosing between exercising or curling up on the couch with a cup of tea, we know the decision most people want to make.
Socialization is essential at every life stage. For young children, socialization is a crucial part of their development. It allows them to grasp the concept of communicating with others, understanding feelings, and learning appropriate interactions. For young adults, socialization can introduce them to people and perspectives different from what they’re used to, and often provide them with long-lasting friendships. For older adults, socialization can help prevent isolation, improve health, and create a feeling of community and belonging.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, society has had to find creative and innovative ways to keep running. This has resulted in working from home, virtual learning, and ordering takeout instead of dining at restaurants. If the internet was a significant facet in daily life before the pandemic, it’s undoubtedly irreplaceable now.
Staying active and adventurous is a great way to explore new places and create memories while staying energetic, sharp, and healthy. Whether it’s joining a fitness class, taking a short road trip, or going on an international vacation—leading an active and fulfilling lifestyle can do wonders for your overall health and wellness.
According to Generations United, “Between 2000 and 2016, the number of multigenerational households increased by a remarkable 21.6 million, increasing from 42.4 million in 2000 to 64 million in 2016. Today, 1 in 5 American households are multigenerational.”
Depending on your situation, dating after 60 can be intimidating, especially with the landscape of dating changing in recent years. With online dating sites and apps growing in popularity, some may not know how to approach the idea of dating again.
From their vibrant colors and alluring aromas, gardens attract the attention of many, and gardening is a trend that has grown in the past few years. According to the National Gardening Survey, gardening is becoming increasingly popular among the younger generations (18 to 34-year-olds), accounting for 29% of all gardening households.
Being a caregiver can be one of the most important and personally rewarding roles a person can take on. While there are many benefits and positive experiences associated with caring for a parent or loved one, caregiver burnout is also a very real concern for family caregivers.
Transportation options for seniors may seem somewhat limited, but a variety of options are available. With public transportation options never being the ideal solution, some seniors are left wondering what they can do. The solution for many is maintaining their ability to drive, as well as their vehicle. This option is an excellent choice for some seniors, but it is not free of obstacles.
Everyone loves a home-cooked meal, which is why cooking at home and making your own recipes can be even more rewarding than going to a restaurant. You’re not only able to select the ingredients and flavors that go into your meal, but most recipes call for more substantial portions or are labeled a family-sized dinner recipe. Unfortunately, many recipes are intended for groups of people, rather than one, so many seniors have trouble cooking at home.