While diabetes is a worldwide health concern that doesn’t target based on age, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), around 25 percent of those 65 and older have diabetes - an estimated 12 million seniors.
The role relationships and social interactivity play in our day to day life is staggering. The ability to craft trusting, caring and loving relationships is vital to our wellbeing. Whether the relationship is professional, platonic, or even romantic, it plays a significant role in helping us achieve a feeling of social belonging.
Transportation is an important topic to think about, especially as you climb in age. While you may have joined a retirement community, you still have places you need to go and things you want to do. Adventure is out there, and even if you might not be able to drive yourself, you can still travel and visit new places.
When providing care for a loved one, it can be difficult to balance caregiving work and a personal life. As loved ones are often living with their caregivers, it can be hard for you to find some personal space to retreat to when needing a break.
"Strength is the fountain of youth," states Gavin McHale, a Winnipeg-based certified exercise physiologist, and kinesiologist who works mostly with older adults. Did you know? Strength exercises are not just for bodybuilders and professional athletes! At Brickmont Assisted Living, we want to encourage seniors to participate in strength training that is more suitable for their needs!
At Brickmont Assisted Living, we believe that in order to truly experience senior living with value, you should never have to eat bland meals - even when living with diabetes. Our diabetic residents can rely on our talented kitchen staff to please their taste buds while being mindful of their dietary restrictions. However, that only covers meals served in our community. What if you have plans to eat out at a restaurant?