In the midst of the Holiday Season, we realize that a New Year is just around the corner. Whether you make resolutions, practice “one word,” or simply want to use the calendar as a jumping-off point for self-improvement, health experts agree that focusing on just a few positive changes can have a significant impact on mental and physical health, relationships, and overall happiness.
Make a commitment to spending more time moving than sitting in 2017, to improve overall health and well-being. Set goals and recruit a friend or join a group to keep yourself accountable to your goals; or purchase a FitBit, pedometer, or download a fitness app to your smart phone, to help you track your success (or highlight what needs more work).
Share Your Story
Since the early 2000s, interest in memoir-writing has seen an uptick, in conjunction with the Boomer generation reaching retirement age. Memoirs are often used to maintain family history, share traditions, and more. Dr. Gene Cohen (CreativeAging.org) stated that “Autobiography for older adults is like chocolate for the brain,” giving people the opportunity to review their lives and discover meaning.
Learn A Skill
From programming your smart phone to syncing your tablet to your television remote, technology is ever-changing. Learning to prepare new recipes can tantalize the tastebuds and provide an opportunity to socialize. Taking up yoga, Tai-Chi, Qigong, or meditation can help you regulate blood pressure as well as improve overall fitness. Consider classes at the local community center, college, specialty food store, etc., for classes and workshops to satisfy your curiosity and help you grow.
Aside from a home that better suits one’s current needs and lifestyle, moving into a Windsong community offers an opportunity for a “new chapter,” in which Windsong homeowners develop new friendships, rekindle old interests or develop new ones, and truly enjoy life.
Each home is designed to provide plenty of natural light for painting, sewing, and other crafts; “flexible” spaces to use as a guest room, office, library, or whatever the homeowner can dream up; and private courtyards to indulge in outdoor activities without the hassle of yard maintenance.
Welcome to Windsong – Where Life’s A Breeze!