Top Fall Self Care Tips for Our Senior Living in Ohio Community
Prioritize self care and your well-being this autumn!
Self care and mental wellness have become important buzz words within the last few years, and with good reason! When your mind and body are at peace, daily life becomes easier and stress decreases. At Cardinal Court Memory Care and Transitional Assisted Living, Ohio residents can make the most of our community amenities to prioritize self-care this fall. We’ve compiled a few ways your loved one and also you can incorporate self-care into daily and weekly routines. Check out our recommendations below!
For the caregivers in our community, writing is an easy way to organize thoughts and to examine emotions and feelings on a daily basis. From writing down the general ongoings of our day, or reflecting on our emotions, the benefits of journaling are so important. Research shows that journaling can improve mood, boost emotional intelligence as well as memory, enhance critical thinking skills, and countless other benefits. For those who find writing difficult or tedious, we love the idea of using an audio recorder, whether a handheld tape recorder or a cell phone, or even a video camera to record your daily thoughts for an audio or video journal. From time to time, reread or listen to your journal entries to see how much you’ve learned or grown.
An important piece of self-care that often gets overlooked is exercise. Keeping your body moving is imperative not only for your physical health, but mental health too. Exercise strengthens muscles and cardio fitness, but also releases endorphins which are a feel-good hormone, contributing to feelings of happiness and stress relief! At Cardinal Court, we have some awesome weekly physical activities like armchair yoga, volleyball, horseshoes, strength training, and more! Come to a class and get your body moving!
Another suggestion for the caregivers in our communities – meditation has never been so accessible as it is today. From apps like Headspace and Calm to in person group meditations, or simply sitting for ten minutes and concentrating on your breathing, meditation is something everyone can, and should, do! For meditation newbies, we suggest starting out with a simple breathing exercise to help your concentration. A common one is the 4-7-8 exercise, in which you breathe in for the count of four, hold for the count of seven, and then exhale for the count of eight. The point is to concentrate on your breath to release thoughts and distractions from your mind during the exercise. We also love a good body scan, in which you go from head to toe releasing any tension from each body part. You can find further great suggestions in this article by MindWorks.
One of the best amenities in our community is our sensory spa. Shown to reduce tension, agitation, and depression in individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia, sensory stimulation therapy is incredibly effective. Our sensory spa is backed by our knowledgeable and passionate staff who are committed to bringing your loved one in our care the attention, care, and dedication they need to feel their best.
This fall, we hope you and your loved one can sneak in a little time each day for self-care and encourage your loved ones to do the same. From our sensory spa to daily journaling and everything in between, we’re dedicated to bringing your loved one the care they deserve!
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Cooking workshops are significantly enhancing the lives of our residents in our care communities!
Cooking activates both hemispheres of the brain, offering an amazing mental exercise. It engages memory, problem-solving, and creativity, aiding in the retention of cognitive skills. These cooking classes also encourage socializing and community spirit. We strive to always provide our residents a place to connect through shared tasks, exchanging stories, and forming valuable relationships, which helps to alleviate loneliness.
At Sunshine Retirement Living, we're dedicated to providing care that enriches the lives of our seniors. Our cooking classes in our care communities are a prime example of our commitment to creating engaging experiences that enhance their overall well-being. ... See MoreSee Less