Staying active is a great way to enjoy life and support your mental and physical wellness as you age. Finding things to do in your local community can help you remain active, and doing those things with family or friends can increase socialization. Grand Junction and the surrounding area have plenty to offer people of all ages. If you're looking for something to do nearby, try one of these options.
Holiday activities are a great way to enjoy a change of pace from your normal routine. For seniors, themed celebrations provide ideal opportunities to make special memories with their grandchildren and share family traditions. If you are planning time together with your family this Easter season, here are eight activities you might want to consider when scheduling a visit.
At Grand Villa, we like to keep our assisted living residents informed about financial scams that may attempt to target them to help facilitate their financial well-being in addition to their physical and mental health.
Understanding the link between caffeine consumption and overall health can be challenging for seniors. Although there's a prevailing belief that drinking caffeine is an unhealthy habit, there is now evidence to suggest that moderate consumption could provide certain benefits. Below, you can find out the advantages and drawbacks of caffeine for older adults.
“Age is just a number.” “Growing old is optional.” “80 is the new 40.”Phrases like these abound in this day and age, and while they may seem like superficial consolations for retirees, there’s actually a lot of truth to them. Young people don't have a monopoly on grand accomplishments and spectacular feats—or even daily fun and vibrant lifestyles. The secret to achieving amazing things at any age lies in the power of right now, and older adults across the globe have demonstrated repeatedly throughout history that age is not a hindrance but an advantage. Take a look at some incredible accomplishments by people in their golden years.
Everyone deserves to enjoy a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle in retirement, but some seniors find their budgets become more restricted when they stop working. Fortunately, there are plenty of creative and enjoyable ways to make your income stretch without missing out on life's pleasures. Below, you can find five ideas for living well on a budget as a senior.
Chiropractors treat more than 35 million Americans each year, and the results seem to be positive. Around 75% of those who seek chiropractic care say their quality of life is positively impacted, according to the American Chiropractic Association. But should seniors seek chiropractic care? It's a question that comes down to your personal health needs, your preferences and the recommendations from your medical providers. Discover some benefits to chiropractic care for older adults below and talk to your provider about your options.
The written word is used increasingly less compared to how it traditionally was. With voice and video chatting more accessible as well as the shorthand style of text messaging and online abbreviations becoming the norm, writing isn't a skill everyone uses frequently. But that doesn’t mean it’s going the way of the dodo. Writing is also an activity that can build up a variety of positives in your life at any age, including the golden years.
Gardening is a fun and rewarding hobby, but what about all the plant’s you don’t have to grow? Many people enjoy the sport of foraging. Foraging is the art of identifying and collecting edible and useful wild plants. You may be able to find some of these edible weeds right around the gardens at Grand Villa in Grand Junction, Colorado, but you can also find them at local parks or in the backyards of friends and family. Here’s a quick guide and five edible weeds to get you started on your foraging journey.
With the arrival of summer and warmer temperatures, many seniors are ready to enjoy all that the pleasant weather provides when it comes to outdoor fun. From hiking and swimming to gardening and traveling, warmer months offer many opportunities to enjoy natural settings of all types in the area around Grand Junction, Colorado. That's true whether you're exploring the exterior grounds of the Grand Villa assisted living community or venturing further into the surrounding neighborhood.