Providing Ways for Seniors to Live Young Again

Posted on 05/10/2022

There are a lot of misconceptions about seniors. Many people mistakenly believe that older adults should slow down and avoid exercise to prevent injuries. They think isolation and loneliness are normal or that seniors are too old to learn new things. These are myths. Instead of slowing down and forgoing your favorite activities, a social and active lifestyle is vital for your overall well-being. Not only does being active improve your mental and physical health, but it can also help you feel younger.

At Liv Generations, all of our resort-style living communities aim to help you maintain an active and social life. With state-of-the-art services and amenities, high-tech features, organized events, classes, and more, you can live young again and enjoy your life to the fullest.

Make New Friends

Remember how easy it was to make friends when you were young? When you were in school, finding people who shared your interests occurred so naturally. The availability of organized groups like clubs and sports also helped. Forming and maintaining friendships becomes a challenge in adulthood. Work and family come first. That can leave little time for going out with others or meeting new people.

Humans are social creatures, though. We crave interaction with others. Research shows that isolation can increase your risk of various conditions like depression and cognitive decline. Staying socially active may play a role in keeping those conditions at bay.

To help you meet new people and develop lasting friendships, Liv Generations offers a range of organized social activities, including:

  • Happy hours
  • Wine tastings
  • Tea parties
  • Holiday parties
  • Themed dinners
  • Movie showings
  • Musical entertainment
  • Trips to various local events

These social events occur throughout the month, giving you plenty of opportunities to spend time with other residents.

Pick Up a New Hobby

Hobbies are more than a fun thing to do with your spare time. As it turns out, they’re also essential for your mental health. Doing something you like can reduce stress and is even linked to lower levels of depression.

What are the things you love to do? When is the last time you picked up a paintbrush, camera, or other tools necessary for practicing what you enjoy? If you can’t remember, now may be the perfect time to pick back up where you left off. Even if it’s been a while, you’ll likely find your groove in no time.

Alternatively, you could decide you want to learn something new. Maybe there’s something you’ve always wanted to try your hand at, but you didn’t have the time when you were working. Learning something new challenges your brain and keeps it active. If you’re having fun at the same time, you'll boost your happiness and improve your mental health, too.

Liv Generations enables you to explore a range of activities and educational classes. Try out acrylic painting, learn about the geology of our national parks, or play poker. Every month, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to pick up new hobbies and learn new things.

Stay Physically Active

You’ve probably heard it more times than you can count that physical activities are a key component of maintaining a long, healthy life. That’s true no matter your age.

Being sedentary can increase your risk of several health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cognitive decline. Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you have to slow down or give up on exercise. On the contrary, taking part in physically active, engaging activities can improve your health significantly. Lifting weights, doing yoga, going on hikes, and other forms of exercise boost your cardiovascular health, physical strength, flexibility, and balance.

Regular exercise may be one of the best ways for seniors to live young. At Liv Generations, you can swim laps in our saltwater pool, enjoy a variety of fitness classes in the Liv Fit gym, or go for walks along the well-kept paths on the grounds. With so many options, you’re sure to find physical activities you enjoy.

Adopt a Furry Friend

Pets can significantly improve your overall quality of life. In addition to offering companionship, cats and dogs (and other small animals) boost happiness, provide a sense of purpose, and reduce stress. In particular, dogs help you get in some extra physical activity. They require regular walks, which get you up, outside, and moving, too. Adopting a pet also helps give an animal a second chance at a good life.

Whether you have a pet or you’re considering adoption, the Liv Generations communities are pet-friendly. You can take your canine companion out on your daily walks with you or enjoy some quality time (and socialization) at the Bark Park.

Enjoy Healthy Meals Out

Sometimes, you don’t feel like cooking. At Liv Generations, you won’t have to go far to enjoy a fresh, tasty meal. All of our properties feature several incredible dining options, including al fresco dining at the Veranda Grille, restaurant-style cuisine at the Crave Dining Room, and beverages and small bites at the Gen Bistro.

All of our restaurants use organic produce, the highest-quality cuts of meat, and shipments of seafood direct from the sea. Our chefs work hard to prepare healthy and delicious meals you’ll love.

Gain More Free Time

One of the best parts of youth was having fewer responsibilities. As a mature adult, you had a lot on your plate. From home maintenance to cleaning to laundry and more, there was always something you needed to do. Those tasks often got in the way of being able to do the things you wanted.

You can reclaim part of your youth at Liv Generations. Here, someone else can take care of household chores like maintenance and cleaning. You'll get a lot more free time to do everything you’ve always wanted, on a schedule that fits your needs and lifestyle.

Live Young at Heart with Liv Generations

Getting older doesn’t mean giving up on the things you enjoy or becoming socially isolated. Your retirement years offer you the perfect opportunity to reclaim some of the joys of your youth. Liv Generations is here to help. With a variety of social activities, physical fitness classes, and opportunities to develop skills, we offer countless ways for seniors to live young. LivGenerations makes it possible to start feeling like you’re in your 20s again!