Benefits of Moving Parents Closer to You
Jessica Dingman, Marketing Manager
The decision to move into an independent or assisted living community is one that should be made with care and, for some, it is a decision that may involve family members, including adult children. If you are considering moving your parents closer to you and into an independent living or assisted living community, the services and community atmosphere at Robson Reserve can help you to worry less, and focus on the benefits of having your parents closer to you.
With busy day-to-day schedules, it can be challenging to find time to spend with your parents, and it can be increasingly more difficult if they do not live close by. At Robson Reserve, our warm and friendly community atmosphere encourages residents to make friends and provides many opportunities for them to participate in social activities. So even if you are unable to visit, you can be comforted in knowing that your parents are surrounded by peers, and a wonderful team of professionals with plenty of activities to keep your parents feeling connected with others.
Less to worry about
Living apart from your parents, especially as they age, can be stressful. By relocating your parents closer to you, this can allow you to stay informed about their health and care needs. In addition, with both assisted and independent living options at Robson Reserve, it brings a sense of assurance that as your parents’ needs change, our additional service levels are available.
Getting involved in their care
Should your parents need assisted living, having them close by allows you to have additional involvement in their care. Taking the time to get to know their caretakers, as well as any doctors, means that you can stay involved and make sure they are receiving the care they need and deserve.
Being closer in case of emergency
As parents age, emergencies, such as falls, can happen and it can be increasingly worrisome if visiting them requires a road trip or a flight. Living near your parents as they age can add comfort in knowing that if an emergency does occur, you are nearby.
The decision to move your parents closer to you is a big decision; however, knowing they are nearby and in good hands can be comforting. When it’s time for them to relocate, the team at Robson Reserve is dedicated to answering your questions to make the transition as seamless as possible. For more questions about independent or assisted living, visit www.RobsonReserve.com or call 623-535-1613.
Heart-Healthy Habits as We Age
Jessica Dingman, Marketing Manager
The time has finally come where you are able to sit back, relax, and enjoy life. To make the most of it, it is important to make sure you are living a healthy lifestyle, so you can fully enjoy the active lifestyle offered at Robson Reserve. One of the best ways to improve your overall health is to ensure good heart health. See our list of top heart-healthy habits for seniors below.
Regular exercise helps you stay active, fit, and heart-healthy. Just 30 minutes of exercise every day, which can be a yoga class or a simple walk, is shown to keep your cardiovascular system working properly, and ensure proper blood and oxygen flow to the heart. Not only can this reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, but it may also help reduce the risk of other conditions related to heart disease, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. At Robson Reserve, our Life Enrichment team helps residents achieve their highest level of health with a variety of fitness programs for every skill level.
Eat a heart-healthy diet
Have you ever heard the saying that food is medicine? Well it’s not far from the truth. Studies show that what we eat is definitely related to our health and that certain foods are good for our heart and cardiovascular system. Eating foods rich in antioxidants, such as olives, berries, or avocados; foods high in omega 3 fatty acids, such as salmon and nuts; and foods high in fiber, such as oats, are all shown to have a positive impact on heart health. Knowing the benefits of a heart-healthy diet, the chef at Robson Reserve prepares healthy, seasonal, and sustainable balanced meals prepared from scratch.
Although it may not seem directly connected, socializing is actually good for the heart in many ways. When we socialize, we tend to move more than we think. Getting together with family and friends often means meeting somewhere other than our home, which gets our blood moving. However, spending time with people that makes us happy is also shown to increase our mood and lower stress, both of which have a positive impact on heart health. Whether you have invited friends to dinner at our restaurant or you are enjoying the luxury amenities, you’ll always have opportunities to socialize at Robson Reserve.
Maintain a healthy weight
Maintaining a healthy weight is shown to have a positive impact on heart health. An unhealthy weight requires the heart to pump additional blood and oxygen to ensure we receive the appropriate amounts. Because of this, the heart can become overworked and potentially result in health complications. Maintaining a healthy weight ensures the heart is able to do its job—keeping us healthy.
It’s never too late to quit. Smoking cigarettes has been shown to not only increase your heart rate, but it also has been linked to an irregular heartbeat and tightening of major arteries, all of which can lead to heart conditions. Quitting smoking has positive impacts on heart health, both immediate and long-term.
Robson Reserve supports living a healthy lifestyle by offering countless amenities and classes that encourage daily activity and healthy habits. To learn more about our community, including the incredible amenities, activities, and dining, visit www.RobsonReserve.com or call 623-535-1613.