Self-Care After 60: 5 Tips For a Better You

As you age, it becomes more important than ever to pay attention to your body and take care of your mind. And while putting yourself first is likely not something you’re used to doing, self-care after 60 is crucial to a long, healthy life. 

At Searstone, we want to make ‘putting yourself first’ a part of your daily routine. The lifestyle here presents endless opportunities to take care of your mind, body, and soul for your health and your happiness. Find out more about just how we strive to help you make every day a self-care day. 

Explore the Outdoors

Spending time outside boosts levels of Vitamin D, which can improve the immune system and also encourage a more positive outlook. Studies have shown that those who spent thirty minutes outdoors daily were happier and reported less negativity. 

Searstone invites you to take advantage of the outdoor common areas to relax in, as well as walking trails. Beyond the community lies Cary, North Carolina which offers lovely parks and cultural events. And Raleigh is right around the corner when your adventurous side begs for more. 

So get outside to feel the sun on your face and the earth beneath your feet. Fresh air can be healing for the body and mind. 

Incorporate Exercise

Exercise is one of the most beneficial steps to include in your self-care routine. Its many benefits can have your body feeling loose and your mind feeling clear. Physical fitness can prevent many diseases and illnesses, and can also help fight others faster. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes the following benefits of exercise that help keep your body healthy:

  • Reduces the risk of falling and fracturing bones
  • Reduces the risk of developing high blood pressure, colon cancer, and diabetes
  • Can help reduce blood pressure in some people with hypertension
  • Helps maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints
  • Helps control joint swelling and pain associated with arthritis

We know what you’re probably thinking — determining a healthy exercise plan isn’t easy. You may not even know where to start. Fortunately, at communities like Searstone, you can leave physical fitness to the professionals. Physical fitness is a priority at senior living communities, providing you with the option to choose from various exercise programs to incorporate into your life.  

Challenge Your Mind

You know you need to keep your body active to keep it healthy. Did you know the same goes for your mind? What may seem like leisurely activities and hobbies can actually end up making all the difference in the sharpness of your mind. Engage in puzzles and arts and crafts, focus on music and theater, and get involved in something you love to do to ‘exercise’ your brain. 

With all the programs and activities available at Searstone, you’ll have all you need and more to keep your mind active while participating in things you love to do. Our Life Enrichment Coordinator connects with residents to ensure they have plenty of events to attend and hobbies to enjoy, like games in the Clydesdale card room or reading in the extensive library. 

(Want to learn more about our Life Enrichment Coordinator? Check out our blog Live an Enriching Retirement).

Relax in Comfort

At the end of the day, self-care is relaxing at home. Enjoy the privacy you desire in a space that’s all your own. Many senior living communities have different styles of homes so residents can choose what best suits their tastes and needs. Searstone offers a variety of floorplans with top notch amenities available in each one. Some of the most noteworthy services and amenities available at Searstone include:

  • Stylish kitchens with full-size appliances
  • Washer and dryer
  • Carpet, ceramic tile or hard surface flooring
  • All interior and exterior maintenance services

The convenience of a virtually maintenance-free home will set your mind at ease and allows you the opportunity to enjoy your home for the relaxing retreat that it is. Part of self-care is not having to cook if you’re not in the mood. Many dining options are available right within the community so you can enjoy your meals without the work. 

Meet the Neighbors

One of the best acts of self-care is interacting with others. Creating long-lasting relationships and nurturing the ones you have now can bring so much meaning and happiness into your life — good for the heart and soul. The welcoming community at Searstone provides numerous opportunities everyday to bond with others and participate in events and programs, and the convenience of them being a few doors away. 

Just like relationships, your environment can bring you peace and awaken your soul. The warm, welcoming, and personal experience offered at Searstone is what makes it one of the best senior living communities in North Carolina. The wide range of activities available will allow each resident to choose how to spend their days, while enjoying a carefree lifestyle that still prioritizes privacy and freedom. For more information about the expansion of Searstone, please visit our website or call us at 919-234-0339.