Studies show that the imagination and creativity of older adults can flourish in later life, helping them to realize unique, unlived potentials, even when suffering from Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Creative expression provides seniors with multiple benefits, not the least of which is enhanced cognitive function. ow.ly/U8nv30kRKZd... See moreSee less
Making the move to a retirement community? The reality of having to deal with all the belongings you’ve accumulated over the years may be daunting. These five steps can help you move past those feelings and help jump-start the downsizing process! ow.ly/Hn2830kJzUn... See moreSee less
When people begin to think about retirement, they often start contemplating moving to a retirement community or “downsizing” to a smaller, more manageable home. This process can be overwhelming and lead to procrastination, but it doesn't have to. Jump-start the process with these 5 steps.
"Another benefit to creative endeavors is the role they play in the brain elasticity of older adults. In recent years, the field of behavioral neuroscience has discovered more about the brain’s ability to adapt and keep itself vital. Researchers have found that sustained, creative challenges are a way to help keep brains fit." #CreativityAtCRC ow.ly/C59330kylPL... See moreSee less
Participation in creative endeavors, the process of exploring new possibilities through problem-solving and building new products or outcomes, can greatly benefit both physical and mental health for seniors.
Along with residential living, our community offers an array of healthcare services including assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing! You do not have to be a current resident to take advantage of our healthcare communities and services. ow.ly/3Mwj30kCLkRSkilled Care and Rehabilitation Services Philosophy Welcome Video at Covenant Retirement Communities ... See moreSee less
Alzheimer’s not only affects the individual with the disease. It also strains relationships with family members who play the caregiver role. If you are a caregiver, remember that you need to take care of yourself as well! Here are a few helpful reminders from the Alzheimer’s Association. #ENDALZ ... See moreSee less
This summer at Covenant Retirement Communities, we're celebrating our residents' creative pursuits by sharing photos of their beautiful work on each community Facebook page. Creative minds come in all shapes, sizes, and ages - and our residents have proven that you are never too old to learn a new skill or embrace a new hobby! This article from Forbes shares great information on the benefits of creative expression as we age. Stay tuned to our community pages for creative posts, or follow the hashtag #CreativityAtCRC. ow.ly/grTe30kykXK... See moreSee less
Healthy aging means keeping your brain healthy as well as your body! As we age, two forms of exercise are the most important to focus on: aerobic exercise, or cardio, which gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, and strength training, which helps keep aging muscles (and organs like your brain) from dwindling over time. #ENDALZ ow.ly/hygx30kivlS... See moreSee less
Two forms of exercise are key to keep aging muscles from dwindling and protect the brain from age-related decline. A large new study found that older folks who clocked in roughly 52 hours over six months doing things like walking, biking, or yoga showed significant cognitive benefits.