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Starting Over for Seniors: Useful Tips by One of the Leading Senior Citizen Homes in India

September 11, 2021

Categories : Senior Living Tips

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Reaching retirement age comes with a mixed bag of emotions. There is a sense of relief that you can finally enjoy an exciting phase of life and gain new experiences. However, with no professional commitments, the feeling of not having a schedule can be daunting. Many seniors feel stressed when they suddenly have all the time in the world. However, with a little bit of planning, seniors can feel as if they are starting their life all over again. As one of the leading senior citizen homes in India,  we share with you some useful tips on starting over after retirement:   Never stop learning: The best way to move forward in life is to keep learning. You can explore a new hobby or pursue old hobbies. Stay busy with a meaningful activity that provides you a sense of purpose and makes you feel productive.  One of the best ways to get started is to join group classes where you will meet people who share similar interests as you. Group sessions are a great way to socialise, meet people, gain confidence, and learn.    Stay socially connected: With children settled and no 9-to-5 commitments, loneliness can slowly become a part of ageing. When you retire, you lose social connections and may start to feel isolated, which can have adverse effects on your mental and physical health. It has been found that loneliness can be worse for your health than obesity and high blood pressure.    To start afresh, make new social connections. Sign up for volunteering opportunities, invite neighbours or connect with your existing friends. Schedule a part of your day to build and nurture social connections. You can make phone calls, have coffee with neighbours, or have lunch with your former colleagues.    Replace your previous work routine with a new routine: With no daily commitments, you can lose structure and routine from your day. To enjoy a satisfying and fulfilling life, you need to replace the old routine with a new one that is packed with new interests, activities, and social commitments.    Having a routine helps you lead an organised life. However, when you make a new routine, be serious about it and stick to it.    Set new goals: Create a bucket list of activities that you wish to complete or a creative project you want to start. By creating a list you will push yourself out of your comfort zone and explore things you never thought you would.    Stay healthy: When you are starting over, begin on a healthy note. From staying physically active and eating a well-balanced diet to improving your emotional well-being – make health a priority. Do not forget that staying healthy is your ticket to enjoying your life to the fullest.    As one of the leading senior citizen homes in India, we do not believe in the stereotypical retirement life. We have an active social calendar that helps our residents socialise, make new friends, and explore new interests.  We have 1 and 2 BHK independent senior living apartments as well as villas. To know more about our retirement homes, call us at +91 8884555554.

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10 Questions to Ask When Touring Senior Citizen Homes in India

August 11, 2021

Categories : Retirement Planning Tips

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When it comes to services and amenities, senior citizen homes in India vary from one another. If you are planning to move into a senior citizen home, you need to be certain that it’s the right fit for your lifestyle and the retirement life you’ve always wanted. Visiting the senior citizen homes helps you zero in on the right retirement community.  To make the best out of your visit, it’s important that you ask the right questions Here are 10 questions that we suggest you ask when touring senior citizen homes in India to find the perfect fit for you:   What types of apartments are available? Most senior citizen homes in India offer a wide range of living arrangements. From 1 BHK and 2 BHK independent senior citizen apartments to villas, you have a wide range of choices.  Are the apartments senior-friendly? Panic buttons, anti-skid tiles in the bathroom, panic buttons, and handrails in the shower and near the bathroom are some of the features that make an apartment safe for seniors.  What kind of social activities are available? Senior citizens often move into senior living communities because they feel lonely in their own homes. So, it is important to check their social calendar.  What safety and security services are included? Check whether they have CCTVs installed in the common areas. Make sure that the rooms are senior-friendly with grab bars installed at strategic places. Ask them whether they have 24X 7 security personnel. Also, ask about fire safety, disaster planning, and medical emergency services.  What are the food options? At many senior citizen homes, the menu is decided by a team of nutrition experts and prepared by well-experienced chefs. Not just that, there are multiple venues, including formal dining halls and restaurants.  What all services do they offer? Many senior citizen homes offer services such as periodic housekeeping, maintenance of electrical and plumbing work, laundry service, and daily meals. During your visit, ask about all the services and the service fees. Are there certain visiting hours for friends and family? While zeroing in on a retirement community, ask about visiting hours for friends and family. Also, find out if you can host dinners and get-togethers for them in the community banquet hall or restaurant.  Is the senior citizen home good at handling medical emergencies? While touring the senior citizen homes, find out about their medical facilities such as ambulance service or doctor on call or how trained their staff is at responding to emergencies.  What amenities does the senior citizen home have and are they all operational? With the right amenities, an independent senior citizen home can offer a resort-style living experience. Some communities feature a clubhouse, gym, library, swimming pool, jogging track, salon, and even restaurant. Remember to ask about the amenities that are important to you during your visit. What is the average cost of living? Always ask direct financial questions. During the tour, get a clear cost breakdown. If there are any add-ons, make sure that you ask about their costs. For all your cost-related inquiries, call us at +91 8884555554.

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A List of Memory-Boosting Spices and Herbs

July 8, 2021

Categories : Senior Health Tips

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Do you often find yourself looking for your phone? Or do you keep on forgetting whether you fed the dog or not? Or do you often forget where you parked your car? If so, it might be useful to read this article. As one of  the leading senior citizen homes in India, we have curated a list of spices and herbs that are considered to improve memory and alertness:   Turmeric: A frequently used herb in Indian kitchens, turmeric can boost mental health. In fact, animal research studies show that turmeric may even stave off Alzheimer’s disease. It has been found that curcumin in turmeric can help curb inflammation and fight oxidative stress – factors that may cause Alzheimer’s disease. In Indian curries, turmeric is a major ingredient. You can also add turmeric in smoothies to get more curcumin in your diet.  Amla: Primarily known for its immunity building properties, amla can also improve concentration and memory power. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in amla fight against the free radicals that are responsible for the functional decline in aged brains.  Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to improve brain function, boost memory in people suffering from early stages of memory loss, and prevent the damage of brain cells. Studies have found that ashwagandha promotes antioxidant activity which prevents the nerve cells from damage due to free radicals.  Ginseng: It is an adaptogen that helps you cope with the effects of stress. Some studies have  shown that the components in ginseng can protect the brain against damage due to free radicals. It also improves mental performance and has mood-boosting properties.  Note: Always consult your doctor before adding any herbal supplement to your health care regimen.  In addition to including herbs and spices in your diet, there are different ways to improve your brain health. You can start following a brain-healthy lifestyle that includes performing targeted brain exercises to increase your brain function, improve focus, and boost your memory. To find out the average monthly cost of staying in one of our retirement homes, call us at +91 8884555554.

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What Seniors Should Know about Preserving Muscle Mass?

June 7, 2021

Categories : Senior Health Tips

An elderly woman working out in a gym in one of the retirement homes in Kanchipuram

As you age, your muscles tend to shrink and weaken. Though the muscles start shrinking as early as the 30s, it happens so slowly that you won’t even notice. But over the decades, if the muscles decline too much, you can be diagnosed with sarcopenia. Reduced muscle mass can adversely affect the overall quality of life by hindering mobility and increasing the risk of falls and fractures.  Signs that you are losing muscle mass  Feeling physically weaker over time Difficulty in lifting objects  Walking slowly Losing weight without trying Here are a few things that you should know about preserving muscle mass: The link between a sedentary lifestyle and loss of muscle mass: Although ageing is the most common cause of sarcopenia, there are factors such as a sedentary lifestyle that can trigger the condition. Bed rest or immobilisation due to an injury or illness presents a difficult challenge to many seniors as they lead to rapid loss of muscle. Even two or three weeks of decreased physical activity is enough to decrease muscle mass among seniors.   Regain lost mass with exercise: Exercise is key for the prevention and treatment of muscle decline. Exercising, especially resistance training, can slow muscle shrinkage. With the right kind of resistance training exercises, senior adults can build muscle and increase strength. Certified trainers who have experience working with senior adults can help seniors with the transition.  Eat more protein: Seniors who are deficient in calories, protein or certain vitamins and minerals are at a higher risk of muscle loss. As protein is the most important building block of muscles, increasing protein intake can be beneficial. Senior adults need to consume more protein than the average recommended intake. Nuts, lentils, dairy products, beans, fish, and poultry are all good sources of protein. As one of the best senior citizen homes in India, we encourage our residents to lead a physically active lifestyle. Our retirement homes in Kanchipuram, Coimbatore, and other cities have fitness centres that are senior-friendly. From working out in the gym to playing table tennis, at our retirement homes, there are numerous options to stay active. We also ensure that we serve our residents with fresh and nutritious meals. Our team of nutritionists puts together a senior-friendly menu every day to meet the nutritional needs of our residents.

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Declutter Your Home: Useful Tips for Seniors

May 25, 2021

Categories : Senior Living Tips

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You may be aware of the phrase “less is more”, but have you ever wondered what it means in its entirety? When it comes to home decor and styling, it means cutting out the unnecessary means having more time for things that are important and bring you happiness. By accumulating less and removing what you don’t need, you will end up having more space, more calmness and indeed more savings. Here are a few useful insights on decluttering your home: If you are a senior who wants to downsize before or after retiring, as one of the leading senior citizen homes in India, we share with you decluttering tips that you may find useful: Free yourself: A cluttered home has the potential to cause you anxiety and stress. It overwhelms your mind with too much sensory information. When you declutter, you place quality over quantity. Also, living with fewer possessions will help you savour and cherish the things that you have consciously chosen. Taking control: Often people confuse decluttering with throwing everything away. It simply means taking stock of your belongings and letting go of anything that is unnecessary. Having too many things around you can affect your creativity and productivity. By having things that you need, things won’t be competing for your attention. There are wide-reaching benefits of having less clutter in your home and in your life such as better concentration, a focused approach and less stress about managing things. It is easier to relax in a house that is tidy. Even the very act of tidying up can be therapeutic. Start small: Decluttering the entire house at one go is neither advisable nor practical. Start your decluttering by picking one area of your home. It could be a cupboard or a room or even just a cabinet. Be realistic and honest when sorting things. Keep things you will use and let go of things you don’t need. Have a place for everything: Decluttering isn’t just about reducing your possessions. It also means bringing a sense of organisation to your home. To make your home and space work for you, it is important that everything has a definite place. This way, finding things becomes easier. You can be inventive with storage solutions and keep all your things organised. Store small things creatively: There will always be smaller items that you cannot get rid of. Use containers and organisers to store such things so that they are easy to access and yet look tidy.

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Senior Citizen Homes: How are They Promoting The Physical Benefits of Getting Outdoors?

March 30, 2021

Categories : Senior Health Tips

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When it comes to outdoor exercises, the benefits are many. Outdoor exercise is a way to get your vitamin D through sunlight. Those suffering from vitamin D deficiency are at an increased risk of suffering from osteoporosis and heart disease. There are studies that indicate that exercising outdoors is likely to be more beneficial to mental health than indoor activities. Exercising in the natural environment can have positive effects on self-esteem and improve one’s mood. Senior citizen homes in India like ours understand the benefits of outdoor exercise and that’s why we offer a wide range of physical activities that can be performed outdoors, such as: Yoga classes: By practising yoga in the open, you can enjoy the beautiful weather and at the same time maintain an active lifestyle that promotes good physical and cognitive health. When practising outdoors, your mind has to focus differently than it would do in a studio or a room. The day at our senior living communities starts with yoga classes and stretching exercises. Outdoor meditation: Have you ever wondered why meditation retreats are located in the mountains or in the deep forest? Well, there are many benefits of meditating close to nature. Our senior citizen housing facilities are designed to help our residents enjoy lush green landscapes ideal for relaxed walks, meditation and socialising while enjoying the fresh air. Walking and jogging paths: Going for a daily walk offers significant mental and physical benefits. Walking outdoors improves mood and triggers positive feelings. Taking a walk outside also helps to declutter one’s mind and get new ideas. Keeping the safety of our residents in mind, we have senior-friendly walking and jogging paths. Aerobic decks: The importance of outdoor exercise and fitness cannot be emphasised enough. Those who have a patio, a deck, or even a driveway should take advantage of it and exercise in fresh air. Our select senior living communities have open aerobics decks so that our residents can exercise outdoors. Tips to exercise in the open Avoid the hottest part of the day. Exercise outside in the morning or evening. Wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the UV rays. Don’t forget to don your hat. Wear clothes that are loose and comfortable. If you are running or biking, avoid loose pants that could get tangled up in the pedals or your feet.

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Tips for Seniors to Make Their Road Trip a Smooth One

December 31, 2020

Categories : Senior Living Tips

Tips for seniors to make their road trip a smooth one

For seniors who love to travel, a road trip is a magical experience. With the sun on your face and wind in your hair, a road trip is a great way for you to unwind and relax. However, if you are apprehensive about taking a road trip because of your age, let us tell you that with proper planning and care you can ace a safe and comfortable ride. Here are a few important things to keep in mind while you are planning for a trip. Consult your doctors before taking a road trip: Get your vitals checked to be aware of your health and ensure all prescriptions are up-to-date and you have adequate supplies of medications for the trip. Check the condition of your vehicle: The last thing you want on a road trip is to be stranded in the middle of a road. Make sure that your vehicle is in proper condition. Our senior citizen homes offer concierge services to our residents to help them hire vehicles for their trips. Schedule frequent stops: Schedule frequent stops to stretch your arms and legs and to get fresh air. Plan your itinerary in such a way that your stops have easy access to public restrooms. Pack essentials: Besides medicines, carry warm clothing, asthma pumps (if you use them), walking aids, and other essential items. Carrying a pillow and a blanket will come in handy when you want to take rest on the way. It is also a good idea to carry food items that will help you maintain your regular mealtime schedule as much as possible. Carry your health insurance documents and medical records in case you need them in an emergency. For a long trip, a first-aid kit is essential. Pre-book your stays: Finding a hotel after reaching the destination can be tiresome. It is always a good idea to pre-book your hotel stays. This way you can reach the hotel and relax immediately. If you decide to move into one of our senior citizen retirement homes in Coimbatore, Chennai, Puducherry or Bangalore, you can contact our concierge services for your travel-related needs. The team will help you hire vehicles for day outings as well as for long trips. You will also be provided with hotel booking assistance.

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Living in Senior Citizen Homes? If Yes, Then How to Start a New Hobby?

December 14, 2020

Categories : Community Living Tips | Senior Living Tips

Living in senior citizen homes? If yes, then how to start a new hobby?

Retirement is the perfect time to take up a new hobby. Learning a new hobby helps seniors experience pure joy. Being one of the leading senior citizen homes in India, we encourage our residents to pursue their passions and change the course of their lives. take their lives in a new direction. Our concierge team and other staff members ensure that our residents have all the help they need to start a new hobby. If you are living in a senior citizen home and want to learn a new hobby, here are some easy and simple tips to do the same: Make a list: Write down your interests and motivations. Once you have your list, zero in on the hobbies you want to start learning right away. Then make a list of things you would require for your learning. Check with the senior citizen home if they can help you find a suitable class and mentor. If the senior citizen home you are living in, is offering a group class, you can join that and start learning the skills. As one of the leading senior citizen homes in India, we have yoga classes, aerobics and art and craft sessions for our residents to help them pursue new interests. We also host inter-community competitions to give our residents an opportunity to showcase their newly acquired talent to a larger group. Be realistic: Whether you want to know the nitty-gritties of sewing or learn how to paint, setting realistic expectations is the best way to approach a new hobby. For instance, instead of planning to dedicate five days for sewing classes, start with two days and then gradually increase the intensity as per your interest and comfort. Be regular with your practice time – practice at the same time and on the same days. Get more people on board: Ask around to see if any of your fellow residents are interested to learn the same activity as you. Trying new things with others can make the learning process a lot more interesting and fun. You will also have more reasons to show up on time for the classes. Join an online community: If the hobby that you want to pursue is not available offline, you can join an online class or community that share the same interests. There are countless online communities that will help you connect with your creative side. At our senior citizen homes, there are Wi-Fi-enabled clubhouses so that our residents can pursue online learning with other residents. Whether you want to develop your artistic side by learning a musical instrument or to join an online writing workshop – there is a wide range of hobbies that you can pursue after retirement. If you live in a senior citizen home, learning a new skill becomes easier as you no longer have to worry about household chores and lawn care. Are you planning to move to a senior citizen home but wondering what the average monthly cost is? The monthly cost for a senior citizen home differs from city to city. For more information on the average monthly cost of our retirement homes, get in touch with us on +91 8884555554.

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Aging Parents: Is independent living safe for seniors?

December 8, 2020

Categories : Ageing Tips | Senior Living Tips

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As your parents are aging, they may be toying with the idea of relocating to a place where they can be with others their age. Well, if your parents are physically and mentally healthy to live independently, then many senior citizen homes in India offer independent apartments and can be a good choice to move to. If you are worried about the safety of such arrangements, here’s a useful read for you –     Security is a top priority: Senior citizen homes in India ensure that they provide a secure environment to the residents. At a time, when security of seniors is a concern in India, a retirement home with robust security in place can be a good option for seniors whose children either stay in different cities or have moved abroad. At our retirement homes, we use cutting-edge technology to ensure that residents’ security and safety remains uncompromised. CCTV camera, firefighting equipment and trained professionals safeguard the premises.     Safety solutions are in place: As your parents age, they face a number of safety obstacles. The apartments in senior citizen homes in India are designed keeping in mind the needs of the seniors. The bathrooms have non-skid tiles with grab bars installed near the toilet and wash basin. Bathrooms are spacious enough for seniors to enter with a walker or walking aid. When it comes to our senior citizen homes in India, not just the bathroom but the entire community has been created keeping in mind the needs of seniors. To know how our senior citizen homes in India are leveraging innovative and responsive design solutions to keep the residents safe, get in touch with us.     Round-the-clock care: If you are worried about who will look after your parents should a health emergency arise, then let us inform you that today, senior citizen homes in India have health care facilities available. At our retirement homes in India, we not only have emergency care facilities on the premises but we also provide adequate and continuous preventive care.   We hope that after reading this you are relieved to know that independent living is safe for your aging parents! Want to know more? Get in touch with us.  

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Take a Look at These Interesting Entertainment Ideas for Seniors

October 9, 2020

Categories : Senior Living Tips

Many of you must be looking forward to your retirement years. Not having a 9-5 schedule will give you all the time in the world. But once the initial excitement gets over, it can get pretty boring. But if you move to a senior citizen housing facility, there are a myriad of activities you can participate in to keep yourself engaged and busy. There’s never a dull moment in our senior citizen homes in India. You can explore how our residents are enjoying a fulfilled and content life, making new friends and filling their time with new hobbies. Over here are some entertainment ideas for seniors, pick what you love the most: Plan a day trip: A day trip to a nearby town or taking a pilgrimage tour can open a whole new world for seniors. At our senior citizen communities, we help our residents organise trips and facilitate booking. We also help them hire vehicles for impromptu trips. All our communities in India are located in prime locations which makes it easy for residents to go out shopping, catch the latest movies and eat at their favorite restaurant. Watch a movie: Sometimes, there is nothing more entertaining than watching a movie, whether it is the latest one or a classic. At our senior citizen homes, we provide concierge services that will help you book movie tickets and hire vehicles if you are planning to step out. You can also host a movie screening for your friends and family members at the community. In our Wi-Fi enabled clubhouse, you can watch your favourite movies and shows on your laptop or tablet. Take part in performing arts: Participating in theatre, dance, and music is not just entertaining and fun but it also helps in improving your quality of life and well-being. These activities reduce stress and are good for better cognitive function. At our communities, we organise various activities including performing arts. Recently, we also organised an inter-housing competition that was held virtually owing to the pandemic. Play games: Playing games is a wonderful way to stay engaged and feel a sense of accomplishment. Indoor and outdoor games can be healthy pastimes as they are good for physical and mental health. Our senior citizen housing communities have arrangements for indoor and outdoor games. We also organise friendly matches to keep the community spirit alive. If games are not something that interests you, you can join fitness classes like aerobics and move to the musical beats.

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