How to Remain Independent as You Age
For most people, living an independent lifestyle is a sought-after goal, no matter our age. Living independently means having the power to make your own decisions and focusing on the things most important to you.
Seniors are encouraged to prioritize their own individual needs to reach goals for health and happiness. Aging doesn’t mean it’s time to count fewer freedoms. Keep reading for a few tips on how to maintain independence while still giving family and friends peace of mind.
Tips for Staying Independent
Communicate with Your Healthcare Provider: Keeping up with doctor appointments leads to long-term health and continued independence. Maintain an open line of communication with your doctor when it comes to your abilities and concerns and ensure healthy lifestyle choices.
Remain Active: Physical activity gives energy, which in turn allows you to be more independent. By keeping mobile, you’re able to better connect with family, friends and the community.
Remain Socially Engaged: Fuel your independence during your retirement years with positive habits and activities. Whether it be reigniting a passion or continuing on with a hobby you’ve enjoyed for years, staying involved in activities that interest you allows you to embrace your independence. Some ideas to stay involved include volunteering with a favorite organization, playing an instrument or maintaining your fitness routine.
Stay Clean and Organized: Clutter around the house can lead to unsafe conditions. To help you feel more secure in your home, make sure your living area is clean and organized. Keep floors and walkways clear and install adequate lighting.
Embrace Technology: Technology continuously evolves, and devices aren’t just meant to be used for entertainment. Online research opens your mind to countless possibilities, from learning a language to staying up to date with current events. Cellphones and tablets allow you to stay connected to families through phone calls or even video chats. Plus, having access to a phone allows you to easily contact help in case of emergencies.
Know Your Resources: Knowledge only helps in your ability to remain independent. There are plenty of resources available for seniors, including this guide by Bay Alarm Medical that breaks down reputable and reliable websites that offer information for older adults.
Discover an Independent Lifestyle at Springpoint
At Springpoint, we don’t put focus on what you may not be able to do – but instead, we focus on your strengths and abilities. Our all-inclusive senior living community offers a carefree, independent lifestyle where you can do whatever you want, whenever you want, alongside the companionship of community life. Plus, maintenance-free living means we take care of all the housekeeping, outdoor maintenance and safety and security. With the hassles of housework left behind, you have the freedom you need to enjoy the life you deserve.
Discover how you can remain independent as you age at our Life Plan communities. Contact us today to learn more.