The walkway at the Terrace Retirement Courtyard in Columbia, MO

Independent Living: 3 Ways to Enjoy the Spring Season

Spring has arrived, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. At The Terrace Retirement Community, we understand how important it is for our residents to stay active and healthy, which is why we encourage our independent living community to make the most of the beautiful spring weather.

1. A Simple Walk

A Terrace residence sitting down on a bench after walking her dogGetting outside and taking a walk is one of the best ways to improve senior health and mental well-being. Walking is a low-impact exercise that can help to improve cardiovascular health, strengthen muscles, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Additionally, spending time in nature has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, and boost overall mood and cognitive function.

At The Terrace, we have a beautiful outdoor space that is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a brisk walk. Our residents can take advantage of the well-maintained walking paths and green spaces, which are perfect for enjoying the spring weather and getting some exercise at the same time. Walking with a friend or a group can also be a great way to socialize and stay connected with the community.

A senior lady enjoying the fresh sprung daffodils

2. Time To Declutter Our Space

Spring is the season of renewal, which makes it the perfect time to freshen and de-clutter our homes. Spring cleaning can make life easier for seniors and do wonders for mental health and safety. Cluttered living spaces can cause unnecessary stress and increase the risk of falling. By keeping an organized and de-cluttered home, there’s less time required for cleaning and maintaining. This allows more time for being with friends/family, for creating, and for doing the things that bring you joy. Spring is the ideal time to simplify our lives and sell or donate unused items that are taking up space.

3. Grab a Good Book

A resident enjoying the spring season with a good book

Reading outside is another great way to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather. At The Terrace, we have plenty of outdoor seating areas that are perfect for enjoying a good book or catching up on the news. Reading outside is not only a great way to relax and unwind, but it can also improve cognitive function and reduce stress.

Spring is a wonderful time to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and take advantage of all the benefits of community living. At The Terrace Retirement Community, we understand how important it is for our residents to stay active and healthy, and we offer a wide range of amenities and services to support their well-being. Whether you’re looking to take a leisurely stroll through our outdoor spaces, do some spring cleaning, or simply relax with a good book, we have everything you need to enjoy the season to the fullest. Come see for yourself why The Terrace is the perfect place to call home.

If you or a loved one are interested in a fresh start to living an independent lifestyle, reach out to Linette at 573-875-2538. Where people love to live.

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