Senior Center News
New Year’s resolutions
According to the Health in Aging Foundation (healthinaging.org), here are the Top Ten Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Older Adults:
- Eat fruits, vegetables whole grains, fish, low-fat dairy, and healthy fats.
- Consider a multivitamin — talk to your healthcare provider for recommendations.
- Be active!
- See your healthcare provider regularly.
- Toast with a smaller glass — the recommended drink limit for older men is 14 drinks per week and seven per week for older women.
- Guard against falls — exercise to help strength and balance, speak with your healthcare provider about any possible medication side effects, and eliminate household items that are easy to trip over.
- Give your brain a workout — read, do crosswords, and socialize.
- Quit smoking — ask your healthcare provider for help or go to smokefree.gov for more resources.
- Speak up when you feel anxious or down — about one in five older adults suffer from depression and anxiety. If you feel lingering sadness, tiredness, loss of appetite; lose pleasure in doing things you once enjoyed; worry; have trouble sleeping or wanting to be alone, talk to your healthcare provider and reach out to friends and family.
- Get enough sleep — older people need at least seven to eight hours of sleep per night.
We have plenty of activities at the senior center to help you stay on track with many of these New Year’s resolutions. To get active, try an exercise class. The senior center offers line dancing, yoga, Feldenkrais, BeMoved!, and tai chi. Keep your brain active with bridge, mah jongg, Five Crowns, or a book discussion. Come get creative and enjoy good company with knitting or jewelry. Or, just come for a movie, a weekly lunch, or to have a cup of coffee in our café. We are wishing you and your family a very happy 2019 and we look forward to seeing you next year!
Friday, Dec. 28 , 10, Feldenkrais with Cathy Paine; 12, Bridge; 1:, No Intermediate Bridge with Mike Hess.
Monday, Dec. 31, 10:30, Line Dancing; 12, Movie; 1, Bridge.
Tuesday, Jan. 1, Senior Center Closed.
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 10, Open Bridge with Mike Hess;10 Writers Group; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1, American Mah Jongg; 1 Duplicate Bridge.
Thursday, Jan. 3, 10, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 11-12, Blood Pressure Screening; 12, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.