1. Work Out in Your Residence
An easy way to maintain health is with simple body weight exercises and stretching. Whether you’d like to do chair yoga in your residence or prefer to use our fitness center, you can stay in shape the way you want. Strength, balance and stretching are all critical to maintaining physical health, so it helps to outline a workout plan that nets you at least 2 1/2 hours of focused exercise each week.
2. Exercise the Mind
It might be considered a less common form of exercise, but keeping your brain nimble has long-lasting benefits. At Charles E. Smith Life Communities, we offer a lifelong learning curriculum to keep residents thinking, learning, laughing, and conquering new intellectual horizons.
3. Attend a Wellness Class in the Fitness Center
Our residences feature fitness centers that make residents’ holistic wellness their top focus. Take a wellness-oriented course, hit the gym, or sign up for a session with a personal trainer. Whatever your emotional or physical fitness goals might be, Charles E. Smith Life Communities is here to support you.
4. Spend Time with Friends and Family
Our residences are open to visitors to come share in new experiences and make new memories, something that eliminates the effects of older adults’ isolation. Invite family, friends and neighbors over to play games, watch movies, or make snacks or desserts. Drop by the art studio, catch up in the sunroom, or enjoy coffee on the community’s outdoor terrace when the weather’s nice.
5. Start or Join a Walking Group
Another easy way to stay active during the winter is to start your own group for walks, “… which is among the most cost-effective and accessible means of exercise,” according to Psychology and Aging. Or, if you’re a resident at Charles E. Smith Life Communities, you can just join one of our communities’ walking clubs.
A 112-Year Legacy of Unparalleled Commitment
Charles E. Smith Life Communities’ network of residences has been caring for older adults since 1910. We offer independent living and a full suite of care services, including assisted living, memory care, post-acute care and long-term care.
Learn more about how Charles E. Smith Life Communities helps residents stay active and engaged at one of our upcoming events.