Sunday is National Senior Citizens Day – an event that encourages us to reach out and honor the elderly population. Senior Citizens Day began in 1988, when President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847.
Caring for senior loved ones can be demanding. Caregiving duties don’t take a summer break, making these months particularly tough for members of the sandwich generation, caring for elderly parents and young children. We found some St. Louis outings for seniors and kids to enjoy before heading back to school.
The Fourth of July is a popular holiday to spend with friends and family enjoying barbecue, parades and fireworks. Celebrations with senior loved ones may require a little extra planning due to frail conditions or memory issues. These guidelines can help everyone enjoy the Fourth of July and other gatherings this summer.
Maintaining a healthy diet can improve mental sharpness, immunity, energy levels, recovery times and help better manage chronic health problems. Meal services help ensure that seniors get the nutrition needed to continue enjoying the highest possible quality of life as they age.
Summer’s the season to get out and have fun. For seniors, who often find themselves spending more time alone, summer concerts are a great way to add a bit of social activity to their routine.
CBS Sunday Morning recently aired an inspiring segment about an unusual program helping people with Parkinson’s disease (included below this post). Rock Steady Boxing features boxing-based workouts to strengthen abilities that Parkinson’s disease attacks, such as agility, speed, endurance, coordination and strength.
The program has taken off and St. Louis recently joined the growing number of cities with a Rock Steady Boxing Affiliate.
Many seniors celebrate the arrival of spring by returning to their gardens. In addition to being a way to enjoy nature, gardening can also help seniors maintain their independence.
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America and, judging by the fliers popping up around town, seems to be taking St. Louis by storm. So, just what in the world is it?
Spring is the time of year when many of us want to get out and enjoy Mother Nature. Seniors can do just that with Chesterfield’s Senior Walking Club. The Chesterfield Parks, Recreation and Arts Division hosts these walks every week, beginning April 20 through May 25.
This time of the year, caregivers and seniors are often antsy to get out and greet the arrival of spring. In addition to St. Louis’ wonderful major attractions, such as the Zoo and Art Museum, are a score of worthwhile outings off the beaten path.