Senior Care in Franklin TN: May is Older Americans’ Month, Honor It by Staying Active!
Since 1963, areas across the country have grouped together to observe Older Americans Month—a proud custom that exhibits our nation’s loyalty to identifying the influences and successes of mature Americans.
The concept for Older Americans Month 2012, “Never Too Old to Play…”
promotes older Americans to continue to be engaged, lively and interested in their own lives and in their areas.
Here are some ideas for Older American’s Month
Here are some physical activity ideas:
- Wii bowling tournament. Wii bowling is a favorite exercise among older adults, and a great way to interest elders and young people in an intergenerational lesson of stimulation that promotes fitness and fosters intergenerational connections.
- Miniature golf. Miniature golf is a wonderful type of light exercise and amusement for people of all ages. For your Day of Play give some thought to an outing to a community miniature golf course. Call ahead to find out if there is a group rate or senior discount. To make this an intergenerational event ask the older adults to bring along a friend from another generation such as a child or grandchild.
-Choreographed fitness. There are quite a few alternatives for fun group exercise activities for older adults. For your Day of Play you might choose to plan classes in one or more of these exercises in movement:
-Tai chi is a group activity in which participants move slowly and gently in unison. Tai chi improves balance and strength.
-Water aerobics is exactly what it sounds like. The gentle resistance of the water in a pool intensifies this low-impact aerobic workout. And exercising in a pool reduces the risk of injuries from falls.
-Yoga uses stretching and breathing to relax the mind and body, and it’s very good for circulation.
-Dancing improves balance and coordination. Plus, it’s a great creative outlet and way to meet new people.
Take care of the seniors in your life and celebrate National Older American’s Month.
If you would like more information about senior care in Franklin TN, or the surrounding area, contact the caregivers at Home Helpers. We provide quality and affordable senior care to seniors, veterans and disabled loved ones in our community. Call our caregivers at 615-823-5454.