Aging in Place: Making the Most of Senior Retirement

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Updated 7/24/15 1:16 pm | Alert1 thinks you deserve a break after all of your hard work. Didn’t you look forward to senior retirement for years upon years? But be careful of too much of a good thing! Being free from obligations can be an amazing feeling, but many people are unprepared for the transition. If you’re considering aging in place, give us a call at 1-866-581-4540 to discuss your options.

For most of our lives we have a daily schedule that we must keep. Preparedness for retirement can limit adverse effects of changing our usual routines. Having a blank calendar is great, but if do you nothing with that time, senior retirement can make you feel bored and lonely.

You worked hard to get to this point, and you deserve to enjoy senior retirement as much as possible. Aging in place with a medical alert system gives you the peace of mind to enjoy your retirement. We have some ideas to help you stay active and engaged in your retirement years so that you can make the most of aging in place.

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How Can You Feel Connected to Your Community?

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Try volunteering! Giving back to the community has been proven to be good for your physical, mental, and emotional health. Retired seniors can volunteer to lower stress and create a deeper connection to your community. You are sure to make many new friends while volunteering! 

 There are many different types of organizations looking for retired seniors-you are sure to find great cause for volunteer work. There is always a need, and you might be surprised at how great you feel using your talents to help others.

How Can You Challenge Yourself with New Activities?

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It is the worst feeling to realize you do the same thing everyday and have nothing to look forward to. Many retired seniors find it hard to get out of the home, but you will feel so much better for doing it. Think back about those activities you have always wanted to try. Retirement is the perfect time to discover new interests!

Learning how to do these activities for the first time will help your brain stay strong and will make your life much more interesting. There is so much out there to try! Trust us, doing new things will make you much happier than staying in your chair all day. You can choose how adventurous you would like to be. Just keep doing something!

If you are worried about medical emergencies, make sure to take along your mobile medical alert. With a medical alert system as a safety net you can take the next step into new adventures.

How Can You Make New Friends and Strengthen Relationships?

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Volunteering and trying new activities are perfect ways to make new friends with the same interests. You don’t have to look far to find other local seniors who share commonalities in music or sports.

You can visit meetup.com to connect with clubs or groups specially made for retired seniors. Bring a buddy along in your adventures! It is also important to take time to maintain and strengthen your relationships with family and friends.

That is a great thing about aging in place: you can stay where your roots are.  Take advantage of it! If you realize it’s been weeks since you’ve seen them last. Pick up the phone and try setting up a weekly date to meet.

Whether you choose an exciting activity or a more relaxed option, investing time in these relationships will pay off in increased health and happiness. Preserve the excitement of life and stay connected to what your loved ones are doing. 

How Do I Begin Aging in Place?

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Here at Alert1 we highly recommend aging in place. Aging in place allows you to stay in your home and be near your friends and family. It gives you a solid place from which to branch out and explore all of the possibilities that surround you.

An Alert1 medical alert system is an important part of your aging in place plan – you deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a safety net of 24/7 protection.

You can even bring your Alert1’s mobile medical alert with you while you volunteer. You never know when an emergency will arise, but you shouldn’t have to worry about how you will get help. You can trust Alert1 to be there for you so that you can feel free to live your life to the fullest. Enjoy!

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