Spending time doing things you enjoy can not only help you to stay more interested in life but may also be good for your health. Many hobbies are enjoyed at any age and can help to exercise your mind or body (many do both) as well as provide social interactions.
Creative hobbies such as painting, sculpting, photography, scrapbooking and knitting or the performing arts are fun activities for seniors and provide lots of opportunity for socializing. Another healthy hobby is caring for a pet according to A Place for Mom. They explain that, “Pets provide a comfort system and actually produce a chemical chain reaction in the brain that helps to lower levels of the stress-inducing hormone cortisol and increase the production of the feel-good hormone serotonin.” Studies have shown that pet ownership may help lower cholesterol, fight depression and help protect against heart conditions.
Stretching exercises and yoga are also popular with seniors as they help improve flexibility and movement and build balance as well as improve blood flow to the brain, heart and circulatory system. Yoga classes are designed for many physical fitness levels such as chair yoga for those unable to get down on the floor. Joining a walking group is another fun way to exercise and spend time with friendly faces.
At MorningStar at Golden Ridge, we specialize in providing our senior living residents with a lifestyle of comfort, wellness and community. Every day we offer a variety of fun and engaging activities that may include things such as exercise and walking groups, craft classes, games, scrapbooking, and poetry and short stories readings. Please visit our website to learn more about our loving community and while you are there, be sure to take a look at our Community Amenities and Suite Features & Floor Plan pages.
The unique mission statement of MorningStar at Golden Ridge, “to honor, to serve, to invest,” sets us apart from other senior living communities. Our foundation is built upon honoring God, valuing all seniors, and investing in staff with a felt calling to serve. Dedicated to creating a real home for residents within a beautiful setting, we encourage you to see for yourself the finest senior living in Peoria, AZ.
At MorningStar Senior Living we strive to create a true home where you can enjoy your retirement years as carefree as possible. Offering a lifestyle of comfort, wellness and community, our care team is committed to giving residents a quality of life that other senior living communities simply cannot match.