“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.
It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
It is important to live our lives to the fullest and to embrace all that life has to offer. This is true for any age at any time.
Tomorrow is National Senior Citizens Day. It’s a day to celebrate and appreciate senior citizens for all of their achievements throughout their lives. If you are a senior citizen, here are some ways you can celebrate and truly add, as Lincoln said, some “life in your years.”
1. Stay Connected!
Humans are social creatures. Maintaining social relationships is beneficial for your mental health, physical health, and cognitive function. Healthy, supportive relationships can help reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, lower blood pressure, and help you cope with stress. Ways to stay connected:
- Stay in touch with family and friends and plan visits often
- Volunteer at a school or local library
- Join a club or senior center with activities you enjoy
2. Shake a Tail Feather!
Get out and dance! Dancing is a great form of exercise, which has endless benefits for people of all ages. Exercising has added benefits for senior citizens too. Staying active can help improve healing, lower your risk for chronic diseases, increase your balance to prevent falls, and increase cognitive function. It’s never too late to start a regular exercise routine. How to Stay Active:
3. Enjoy the perks!
Who doesn’t love saving money? It’s time to bask in the splendor of senior discounts. Check out this list of restaurants that offer senior discounts and this list of retail stores that offer senior discounts. If you don’t see your favorite place on the list, give them a call and ask if they offer a discount.
4. Get cultured!
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts hosts over 300 shows per year including performances from the Orlando Ballet, musicians, comedians, and more. Enjoy the symphony such as Miami Symphony Orchestra, JSO, or Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Museums such as The Orlando Museum of Art, MOCA, Cummer Museum, Mennello Museum, and The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art all offer senior discounts.
5. Adopt a Pet!
Animals come with a great deal of benefits for humans. Pets provide companionship which can help lower stress and increase social interaction and physical activity. The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando offers a Seniors for Seniors program to match people with already trained animals for free.
6. See the World!
Vacations have been proven to have massive benefits for senior citizens, including reducing stress which in turn helps lower blood pressure and maintain emotional stability. Traveling can also help you stay physically active and broaden your horizons.
Staying active and connected to the world is so important for senior health. Healthy bodies and healthy minds are paramount for living your best life. Whether you are cutting the rug or jet setting across the globe, give yourself peace of mind that your loved ones are protected.
Are your ducks in a row? If you don’t already have a will or a proper plan in place for the handling and distribution of your estate, consider seeking the advice of an experienced estate planning attorney to discuss your options.
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