The Importance of Self-Care after 60

When you think about your day to day tasks and your responsibilities as you get older, you may find that you put your own self-care pretty far down on that list. Maybe it’s not even on the list at all. But self-care is more important after 60 than ever before. Now is the time to focus on yourself, connect with your mind and soul, and keep your body healthy to make sure the upcoming years are the best ones yet.

We know it’s easier said than done, that’s why at Viamonte at Walnut Creek, it’s our goal to make it easy for you to put yourself first. The lifestyle at this senior living community is forming to present endless opportunities to take care of your mind, body, and soul for your health and your happiness — and to have an amazing experience everyday. 

Mind

Healthy living starts with a healthy mind. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, so prioritizing that will make all the difference when it comes to your day to day life. Stress and anxiety can creep in, clouding your mind and even weighing heavily on your body. Find what works for you and your mental health, and continue practicing it to keep your mind clear and your soul free. Consider the following tips for a starting point.

Get outside.

The joy of fresh air and the simple pleasure of nature has been known to bring clarity to the mind. Being 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 overall happier, showing less negative symptoms and better self-reported functioning.

Find a creative outlet. 

Your time has freed up now that you’re retired, so you can focus on things you really want to do. Have you always wanted to paint a picture, learn to play music, or get involved in theater? Go after what speaks to you. Engaging in an activity you feel passionate about will keep the mind sharp and fresh. A few of the programs that will be offered at Viamonte at Walnut Creek include:

  • Book clubs
  • Current events discussion groups
  • Educational classes
  • Lectures
  • Movies
  • Art classes
  • Gardening
  • Craft workshops
  • Computer classes
  • Resident-sponsored clubs
  • Bridge, board and card games

Spend some time in the spa.

When all else fails – hit the spa. At Viamonte at Walnut Creek, you’ll have full access to the spa for the ultimate relaxation experience.

Exercise

Physical fitness can prevent many diseases and illnesses, and can also help fight others faster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes many benefits of physical activity, including the following:

  • 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.

You know how crucial exercise is to your health, but you may be unclear on how to go about it. We understand it may be overwhelming at first, that’s why we provide you with everything you need to make exercise a part of your life. At Viamonte at Walnut Creek, you’ll have access to a state-of-the-art fitness facility, complete with brand new workout equipment, as well as the direction that will guide you to stay physically active. The various fitness programs will give you plenty of options so you can choose something you love. 

And you don’t have to worry about ruining all your hard work by eating an unhealthy meal because the dining options will feature nutritious meals. Seasonal menus will include daily and local specialties to ensure you’ll never get bored of the onsite dining prepared by a gourmet chef and a skilled culinary team. Invite your friends or family to dine with you.

Soul

And at the end of the day – you can work your mind, you can work your body, but a fulfilled soul can make all the difference in your health and wellness. Think about what you need to feel happiness deep down. 

Maybe it’s interacting with others, creating long-lasting relationships and nurturing the ones you have now. The community at Viamonte at Walnut Creek that’s being cultivated right now is on its way to being welcoming and tight-knit, with numerous opportunities everyday to bond with others and participate in events and programs. 

Just like relationships, your environment can bring you peace and awaken your soul. At Viamonte, the scenery is calming and the views are vast. Residents will have the luxury to step outside and be surrounded by beauty. 

And when you’re ready to venture outside the community, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the areas outside of Viamonte. Explore the attractions of beautiful downtown Walnut Creek, travel to the Bay Area for the rich culture, or enjoy the nearby trails of Mt. Diablo.

It’s your time to start focusing on yourself, and we’ll make it easy here at Viamonte at Walnut Creek. Find out more information to find out if this could be the right move for you or your loved one by visiting our website or calling us at 925-621-6600.