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Creative Ways to Stay Active at Home While Sheltering in Place

Posted on January 30, 2021 by Gina Intoppa in older adults, in seniors, in health, in independence, in positive aging, in Activities, in covid

For many of us, staying active during the warmer months comes easily. Whether you take morning walks, swim laps, garden, or attend outdoor dance lessons, there seems to be no shortage of physical activities to enjoy. However, as the weather turns cold and the leaves disappear, so do the opportunities for comfortable outdoor recreation.

 

Although we may enjoy hibernating until spring, the fact remains that physically activity is essential to both physical and mental health, and the National Physical Activity Guidelines advise people to engage in 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. With indoor activities restricted due to COVID-19, older adults are finding more creative ways to stay active. Here are some fun ideas for getting physically active at home while sheltering in place:

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Finding the Positive During Challenging Times

Posted on January 22, 2021 by Gina Intoppa in Staying Healthy, in older adults, in seniors, in independence, in positive aging, in mindset

Life is filled with challenges. It’s unavoidable. As we grow older, we get better at navigating life’s ebb and flow. However, we occasionally find ourselves in a situation where those challenges seem to pile up; where life throws us one too many curveballs at the same time. In those instances it can be difficult to find your bearings and see the light at the end of the tunnel – difficult but not impossible. With conscious intention, and a few mindset tools in your back pocket, you can practice finding the positive, even during challenging times.

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Connecting Virtually While Social Distancing

Posted on January 15, 2021 by Gina Intoppa in home care, in older adults, in seniors, in independence, in covid

Limiting social contact, avoiding public gatherings, and staying home are essential for reducing exposure to COVID-19. The challenge for many older adults during this pandemic is figuring out how to safely socially distance without socially isolating. Lack of in-person contact is a major risk factor that has been linked with poor physical and mental health, especially in older adults. With so much at stake, proactive steps need to be taken in order to prevent social isolation during quarantine.

Fortunately, in today’s digital age, there are lots of options for connection. Whether you are looking for COVID-friendly ways to celebrate a birthday or options for every day communication, we’ve compiled some creative ideas for older adults who want to stay virtually connected to loved ones during COVID-19.

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