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You might have heard someone say they’re “growing bolder, not older.” Of course, time passes by the same for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most out of each day.
September is Healthy Aging Month. What better time to reinvigorate yourself and try new foods and activities you’ve always thought about? Here are some great ways you can start feeling better and becoming happier starting today:
Nutrition and Sleep
You’ve heard the cliché: “You are what you eat.” Health experts say the types of foods you choose each day to have a direct and lasting impact on energy, endurance, and mood. Still, there are times you just don’t feel like cooking. Or, you might be stumped on where to start. The Council on Aging has senior centers and dining sites throughout Volusia County. Call the location nearest to you for information.
A good night’s sleep also sets the stage for your day. Researchers say a lack of quality sleep can cause mental and physical problems. But when you get seven to nine hours of deep sleep per night, you’ll wake up refreshed and ready to tackle everything on your day’s ‘to-do’ list.
Activity and Entertainment
Your body is a machine and needs movement to maintain overall wellness. Even if you have limited mobility, there are still many ways you can get in your daily activity. For instance, at our Deltona senior center and other locations across Volusia County, you can enjoy dance classes, yoga and meditation, pleasure walking, balance and stability, and more. Visit the calendar section of our website (www.coavolusia.org) to find activities and events that interest you.
We also have fun ways to exercise your mind. That includes language classes, board games, painting (watercolor, acrylics, and oil), tutorials on how to use your mobile device, and more. Our senior center is also a great place to play Bingo in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. For more information about all of our activities for seniors, call us at (386) 253-4700 x 225.
There have been many studies about the importance of social interaction. Humans are social creatures, and you want and need to connect with other people who share your interests. Thankfully, getting involved is easy. As mentioned, there’s always something fun and exciting happening at our senior centers throughout Volusia County. Visit our website (www.coavolusia.org) to the find the location nearest to you.
If you’re unable to get out of the house any day, or just need a hand with light chores, we also offer home care assistance. Call us for more information at (386) 253-4700 x 225.
The bottom line is that growing older can be an enjoyable experience when you share fun and fellowship with local active seniors just like you. Contact us today to get started.