With age comes gray hair, wrinkles, new aches and pains, but it also comes with wisdom, a lifetime of stories, and freedom. Yes, aging is an adjustment, but it is also a gift, when we shift our perspective.
As a reminder to embrace growing old and the aging population among us, May has been designated National Older Americans Month. The theme for 2018, developed by the Administration on Aging, is “Engage at Every Age”, and it delivers the message that we are never too old, or too young, to take part in activities that enrich our physical, mental and emotional well-being.
At the Eddy Senior Living Communities, we have long believed in the strength of this message. That is why Eddy Senior Communities offers the EmpowerU program, a unique wellness plan for seniors.
A Unique Approach to Aging
The core principle of EmpowerU is that older adults have the capacity to grow, develop, modify and change. No matter the age, we have the potential to optimize our health and well-being in mind, body and spirit.
The EmpowerU wellness program encourages physical activity and exercise to help seniors function at their highest level, expand physical health-span, maintain quality of life and autonomy. More than that, it seeks to shift our thinking about aging through three key components.
- Engagement – We empower seniors to think differently about their own potential by creating a new awareness, a new understanding and a new attitude about aging within our independent living communities.
- Education – Through fun educational activities, such as group exercise classes, lively presentations by registered dietitians and interactive culinary experiences with our chefs, we help seniors explore the key dimensions of physical wellness.
- Evolution – Our multi-disciplinary approach to wellness not only helps seniors maintain, but actually grow and evolve. We help seniors experience a new world of expanded opportunity and begin living at their full potential.
Whether we believe we are growing old gracefully or not, the key is to accept aging as a gift, to appreciate what we have, and to trust that we still have more to achieve. To learn more about aging better, check out the EmpowerU Wellness Program, or call 877-748-3339 to speak with a specialist about the Eddy Senior Living communities in Troy, Slingerlands, Niskayuna, Queensbury and East Greenbush.