On the first episode of Seniors Today, the group talks about the importance of keeping busy and enjoying senior activities.
Senior Activities in the Area
Research shows that leading an active life can reduce illness, decrease risks for dementia and add years to your live. Debbie Breihan, Senior Citizen Coordinator from the Lisle Park District says, “Seniors today want to stay relevant, so activities that give back are one of the most popular activities, like make cards for soldiers. “
Alan Hoffman asked how to encourage a reluctant senior or somebody going to the center for the first time. Debbie encouraged that the first visit might be going with a family member who can help ease the introductions. She did also mention that the center has several seniors who like to take the newcomers “under their wing.”
One the more popular days at the center is Sunday Fun Days. According to Debbie, Sundays are often tough days for seniors and they look forward to having someplace to go.
Debbie concludes, “We like to compare the center to Cheers, it’s a place you can come and everyone knows your name you are always welcome…you know we don’t have beer but we always have coffee and it’s a great center.”
To watch another segment of Seniors Today visit NCTV17.COM
Seniors Today is a show focused on what seniors and their families need to know to live their best lives.
Dennise Vaughn of HomeWatch Caregivers
Homewatch CareGivers® believes good care should not interfere with your quality of life. We deliver the compassionate care our clients need to help complete day-to-day activities while still maintaining a healthy dose of independence.
Lisa Stover, founder Presto Real Estate Service
PRESTO® is focused on helping you, your parents or a loved one transition smoothly to a new home. We understand that relocating can be overwhelming, especially for someone who has lived in their home for a long period of time. We can help ease the transition to a new home by assembling a team of licensed, insured professionals who will help make every step of the move a worry-free experience for you and your loved ones.
Alan Hoffman, co-owner of Oasis Senior Advisors talk about senior activities.
When it comes to finding the perfect senior housing situation for yourself or your loved one, the process can be overwhelming. In any given area, there are hundreds of options to choose from and finding the “right” place can be challenging. At Oasis Senior Advisors®, we are committed to simplifying the process of selecting a senior housing community for you and your family.