The month of September brings a welcome relief from the hot summer days. Cool breezes and colorful foliage appearing on the trees entice one to walk and bask in healthy fresh air.
September has also been designated as Healthy Aging Month with encouragement to seniors to renew their attitudes towards better eating, exercise, and mental stability. With the nation’s senior population growing there is more focus on programs to help seniors remain healthy and active as they age physically, mentally and emotionally.
- Get moving
Exercise regularly to maintain a healthy body and brain.
- Stay social
Take a class, volunteer, play games, see old friends, and make new ones.
- Bulk up
Eat beans and other high-fiber foods for digestive and heart health.
- Add some spice
Add herbs and spices to your meals if medications dull your taste buds.
- Stay balanced
Practice yoga or tai chi to improve agility and prevent falls.
- Take a hike
Brisk daily walks this September can bolster both your heart and lungs.
- Sleep well
Talk to a sleep specialist if you donât sleep soundly through the night.
- Beat the blues
If you’ve been down for a while, see a doctor. Depression can be treated.
- Donât forget
To aid your memory, make lists, follow routines, slow down, and organize
Aging isn’t often portrayed as something to look forward to, but this September is a great time to turn that around. September is Healthy Aging Month. It’s a month set aside to highlight longevity, successful aging and avoiding declines in physical, mental, and emotional health.
RIGHT ACCORD helps seniors in the Sarasota area age in place. We assist seniors who are struggling with independence by sending caregivers working from few to 24 hours. If you have any questions call 941.366.0801
We serve Sarasota and Manatee County, and their neighboring cities.