Your Health and the Retirement Community

So you’ve reached retirement, that’s fantastic. Now you can finally relax and sleep in as long as you want and spend your days however you please. Just because you’re retired that doesn’t mean your physical health should be thrown out the window. You want to be here for as long as you can so you can attend your children’s weddings, sing happy birthday, and of course snuggle up to those grandkids every chance you get. Keeping up your physical health is definitely a worthwhile goal that you can attain while in a retirement community.

A retirement community should offer a fitness room for you to use to become fit or remain fit. You can round up your friends and try a new fitness class together. Being with friends and trying new things is also good for your overall health. Staying active is a huge goal of a retirement community. Communities want to offer you a wide variety of different exercise classes that are specially designed for you. Trying things like swimming and yoga are great for staying active.

Retirement communities often have lovely walking trails around the property for you to take a stroll. Getting outside and enjoying the fresh air can do wonders for your body. It’s also an instant mood booster. While you’re outside you can plant your own garden. Physical labor in gardening is often enjoyable and relaxing. You may even opt to start a vegetable garden and grow your own foods. There is nothing healthier than your own homegrown veggies. You can use your vegetables to cook your own meals or for a healthy snack. Cooking your own meals is also an option in many retirement apartments. However, retirement communities may offer many great healthy dining options that are very tasty!

Keeping in touch with friends and socializing are also a very important part of your overall health. Keeping your mind stimulated and active will show greater health over time. Your retirement housing offers many different social clubs for you to join and interact with your peers. Playing billiards or cards or just reading a book and discussing it with your friends are all great ways to keep active and exercise your mind. Your brain needs exercise just as much as your body, so any time you can challenge yourself with word puzzles or number games or reading your favorite book is very beneficial. Even playing bingo is a great way to socialize and meet new friends.

Assisted living and independent housing aim to offer you the activities you find fun,stimulating and entertaining. Your family and friends want you around for as long as possible. Staying healthy will help to ensure that you enjoy many more laughs and smiles. Senior housing communities want to offer you nutritious meals and snacks that keep your body fueled up and ready for activity. Retirement doesn’t have to be the end of the line. You can keep your life fun and exciting by staying active and keeping up your health. Your friends and family will be so happy that you did.


The Terrace is a complete retirement community, a place “where people love to live”. Visit our site and see what amenities and activities we have to offer our citizens. View our spacious living spaces and contact us at (573) 355-9146 to see if The Terrace is right for you!

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