How do the best gated community villas in Coimbatore focus on nutrition and promote healthy eating?

November 14, 2022

Categories : Ageing Tips | Senior Health Tips

best gated community villas in Coimbatore

As you grow old, you may experience a loss of appetite. Slowing down of metabolism, reduction in physical activity, and medications are some factors that contribute to a loss of appetite. If you live alone and find it difficult to cook for yourself, this too can cause you to skip meals. Moving to a premium retirement living community can prove to be an enormous help. Here we discuss how the best gated community villas in Coimbatore focus on nutrition and promote healthy eating: Balanced diet: The best gated community villas in Coimbatore offer many services and the most important amongst them is daily nutritious meals. Prepared by chefs, these meals are balanced, delicious, and fresh. Our senior living communities serve residents delicious home-style food. Our kitchen and food service area are well-designed and hygienic. Proper nutrition: With age, you may want to eat less but that does not mean compromising on essential nutrients. Giving your body the right nutrients can help you maintain a healthy weight and stay active and independent. The best gated community villas in Coimbatore like ours have a team of nutritionists who design the menu bearing in mind the nutritional needs of seniors. The well-designed menu ensures that residents get the average recommended calories along with proper nutrients. Dining is an experience: Eating all by yourself cannot just be boring but also bad for your health. It has been found that those who eat alone are more likely to skip meals. The best gated community villas in Coimbatore like ours have dining halls that make dining an enjoyable experience. Mealtimes at our senior living communities are more of a social opportunity to get together and eat. Chef accommodates dietary restrictions:  The best gated community villas in Coimbatore have chefs who not only prepare healthy meals but also make an effort to know the dietary needs of different residents. At our retirement homes in Coimbatore and other cities, the F&B team seeks feedback from residents from time to time. This is done not only to review the menu but also to accommodate specific dietary restrictions. Special events: Food is an important part of any celebration, regardless of culture. The best gated community villas in Coimbatore like ours host cultural events and plan special meals around festivals and holidays. Looking for senior citizen housing in Coimbatore?  If you are looking for the best gated community villas in Coimbatore, explore Serene Shenbagam by Columbia Pacific.  Spread across 6.5 acres of land, this senior living community has 71 independent villas. It has a senior-friendly gym, clubhouse, jogging path, community garden, and facilities for indoor and outdoor games. The community has a monthly social calendar that has yoga sessions, cultural events, birthday celebrations, and movie screenings. To know more about our senior living communities in Coimbatore, call us at +918884555554.      

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A list of books on self-care and mental well-being for seniors curated by one of the best retirement homes in South India

May 31, 2022

Categories : Senior Living Tips

Senior Living Tips

For many, life after retirement can be a little uncertain. With children moving away and absence of a structured day, many seniors face problems in dealing with feelings of isolation, anxiety, and uncertainty. Reading books on self-care and mental well-being can help seniors cope with difficult situations. Here we share with you a list of interesting books on self-care and mental well-being:    Detox Your Thoughts by Andrea Bonior    Negative thoughts not only make people anxious, but they also kill their confidence. The author, a clinical psychologist, shares a few practical techniques that people can put into practice to understand their negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. Acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness are some of the techniques discussed in this book. Seniors trying to cope with negative thoughts will find this book quite helpful.    When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön    Written by renowned spiritual teacher Pema Chödrön, this best-selling book offers a wide range of techniques to cope with daily stress and challenge. From meditation to self-compassion,  from breathing techniques to mindfulness, the book offers many techniques to develop a deeper appreciation for living in the moment.    Everyday Vitality: How to Thrive, Survive, and Feel Alive by Samantha Boardman    Everyday life can be stressful. Mindless busyness can take a toll on mental well-being. To make it through daily busyness and find peace amidst chaos requires cultivating resilience. This book deals with making peace with daily stresses of life.    Emotional First Aid by Guy Winch    This is an excellent book on taking mental health seriously. For physical injuries such as bruises and cuts, people have a first-aid box at home. Similarly, people need first aid for emotional wounds such as loneliness, rejection, loss, trauma, and guilt. The author offers detailed and doable instructions on dealing with these difficult emotions. From accepting difficult emotions to forgiving those who have caused the hurt, from shifting perspectives to getting out of the rut, this book is an interesting read  on mental well-being for seniors.    Looking for the best retirement homes in South India?    Explore our senior citizen housing communities to live a fulfilling life as you age. Our vibrant retirement communities focus on promoting holistic senior living. Our retirement homes are designed to ensure that our residents enjoy a worry-free retirement lifestyle. Our senior living communities promote physical and mental well-being through a wide range of amenities. To know more about our services, call us at  +918884555554.

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Scams that every senior must know about: insights by one of the leading senior citizen housing communities

May 12, 2022

Categories : Senior Living Tips

Scams that every senior must know about

One of the biggest problems seniors faces today is financial fraud. Scamsters use sympathetic, sophisticated, and convincing conversations that sound legitimate to prey upon seniors. Often scammers target seniors who are vulnerable. Seniors who are lonely, who do not have the knowledge of technology, or who are physically disabled are less likely to see through the nefarious scheme of scamsters. It is, therefore, necessary that the seniors are aware of possible scams and protect themselves from scammers.  As one of the leading senior citizen housing communities, we share some useful insights on scams that seniors must know about:    Ponzi scams: After having worked hard for decades, many senior citizens often live on interest on life savings. Therefore, earning better interest rates can be quite tempting. It is here that scammers take advantage of seniors by promising them a substantial high rate of return. In many cases senior citizens lose their life’s savings being lured by such schemes. In such schemes, fraudsters often use money from new investors to pay existing investors. This way they can get existing investors to shell out more money. Property theft: There have been instances where seniors have been duped of their own house. This kind of fraud can be committed both online and offline. When it comes to property theft crimes, often seniors are duped into signing blank papers or property transfer papers. In many cases, seniors are victims of identity theft – where the scamsters steal the senior’s identity and transfer the property to somebody else’s name without the knowledge of the senior. In many cases, close family members or friends are involved in such crimes. False charities: Many seniors like to donate to charities. However, there have been cases where seniors have been duped by false charities through telephone calls or emails. Though fake charities approach seniors all year round, they often become active after disasters such as floods, cyclones, or earthquakes. Phishing and smishing scams: Seniors often get unsolicited emails (phishing) or texts (smishing) asking them to verify personal or financial information by clicking on a link. Seniors might be asked to provide their credit card number, passwords, or OTPs. The link directs the seniors to a website that resembles the real website of a genuine organisation – it even copies the messages, the tone, and logo of the organisation. As a result, seniors trust the website and provide their personal details and financial information. Once the scammers get the information, it is easy for them to steal the identity of the seniors.    As one of the leading senior living communities in India, we urge seniors to be wary of such scams. If you want to know more about our senior living communities, the average cost of retirement home per month, and the services we provide, call us at +918884555554. 

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Check these insights on Diabetes foot examinations for seniors

March 26, 2022

Categories : Senior Health Tips

Columbia Pacific

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects many seniors. The high blood sugar levels can damage nerves and blood vessels in legs and feet. As one of the leading senior citizen housing communities, we share with you a few insights on Diabetes foot examinations for seniors   1. Check skin condition: Diabetes can cause the blood vessels in the legs and feet to  narrow and harden, disrupting the blood flow to the feet. This causes many subtle changes in the skin, especially feet. Seniors with diabetes or high sugar levels must carefully inspect the feet for small ulcers. In the early stages of diabetes, the skin of the feet may look patchy, dry, or irritated.  2. Keep an eye out for nail symptoms: If the toenails appear yellow, white, or abnormally thick, these could be symptoms of toenail fungus. Though anyone can develop toenail fungus, seniors with diabetes are at higher risk of developing toenail fungus.  3. Do not ignore signs of calluses: A callus is a section of skin that thickens because of friction, pressure, or irritation. Often this problem is overlooked as a symptom caused by either a lot of walking or wearing wrong shoes. Seniors who suffer from diabetes are at higher risk of developing calluses.  4. Test for numbness: Numbness in the feet is a symptom of nerve damage, one of the most common long-term complications of type 2 diabetes. Seniors, especially those who are suffering from diabetes, should regularly check their feet for numbness or tingling. They can gently tap their feet and toes for a few seconds. In case of nerve damage, seniors may not feel anything on their feet on tapping.      Tips for seniors to take care of their feet Wash feet every day in warm (not hot) water.  Always wear shoes and socks or slippers, even indoors, to avoid injury.  Wear shoes that fit well.  Maintain feet hygiene by keeping them clean and trim toenails.  To remove corns or calluses, consult a podiatrist.   Walk, ride a bike, or swim for better blood circulation.    Looking for a senior citizen housing community that promotes holistic wellness?   As one of the leading senior citizen housing communities in India, we take pride in offering services and facilities that help seniors enjoy a worry-free lifestyle. To know about our retirement homes, average monthly cost of a retirement home, and services offered, call us at +91 8884555554.

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Lifestyle Factors that Increase Your Risk of Osteoporosis

June 4, 2021

Categories : Senior Living Tips

Tips for seniors on maintaining healthy cholesterol levels

As you age, the bone deteriorates in composition. Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens the bones and increases the risk of fractures. Your risk of developing osteoporosis depends on bone density, diet, physical activity and overall health.  Here are some lifestyle habits that increase the risk of developing osteoporosis:  Living a sedentary lifestyle: Bone is a living tissue which needs to maintain its strength. Getting little to no exercise can increase the risk of osteoporosis. For your bones to stay strong, you must engage in exercises such as walking, dancing, low-impact aerobics, and swimming. These exercises work on the bones and help on slowing mineral loss. Weight-bearing exercises promote balance and good posture that are beneficial for your bones.  Too much intake of salt: High salt intake has been associated with osteoporosis. Too much salt intake leads to an increased calcium excretion in urine. This negative calcium balance leads to bone loss. Many people think they don’t need to cut down their sodium intake as they don’t add extra salt to their food. However, many don’t realise that over 70% of the sodium comes from packaged and restaurant foods. To cut sodium intake, eat fresh food that doesn’t contain added salt. Read labels and choose the product with the lowest amount of sodium.  Shunning sunlight: When exposed to sunlight, the body produces vitamin D which helps to absorb the calcium needed for bone health. Just 10 to 15 minutes of sunlight gives you enough vitamin D.  Drinking too much: Heavy drinking is not good for your health, including bone health. Heavy alcohol use, especially at a young age, can significantly affect bone health and increase the risk of osteoporosis later in life. Drinking alcohol leads to an increase in hormones that damage bones. Heavy drinkers are more likely to suffer frequent fractures due to brittle bones than those who do not drink.  Smoking: Cigarette smoking is not just bad for your heart disease and lungs but also for your bones. The best thing that you should do to protect your bones is to quit smoking. Smoking reduces blood supply to the bones, slows the production of bone-forming cells and impede the absorption of salt.  As a leading senior living community in India, we encourage our residents to stay physically active. All our senior citizen housing communities have a clubhouse with facilities for indoor games and a fully equipped gym. Not just that, a senior-friendly menu is followed at our senior living homes. 

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Why are Low-Impact Exercises Good for Seniors?

April 16, 2021

Categories : Senior Health Tips

Tips to keep joints healthy - Columbia Pacific

An important part of living well and ageing well is staying physically active. Exercise is good for everyone regardless of age, but for older adults, it offers a host of benefits like improving their cognitive functions, helping them maintain their independence and reducing the risk of falls. Regular exercising can reduce the risk of depression, obesity, lethargy, heart disease, insomnia, poor concentration, and a weakened immunity among seniors. Here are a few more reasons why low-impact exercises are good for seniors: Exercise is a great coping mechanism: Being active can boost feel-good endorphins otherwise known as happy hormones, thus, helping in managing stress. Be it a long walk, yoga, or several laps in the swimming pool, all these exercises encourage seniors to focus on their body’s movements. Helps to keep bones and muscles strong: Ageing can take its toll on the bones, joints and muscle. Conditions such as arthritis and osteoarthritis put senior adults at greater risk of falls. Bone and muscle-strengthening exercises like walking, jogging, climbing stairs, playing tennis, lifting weights may help seniors slow down the rate of bone loss. Besides strengthening muscles and bones, these exercises help in improving posture, stability, and coordination, thus reducing the risk of falls and age-related health issues like joint pain or a hip fracture. Helps in maintaining a healthy weight: One of the most apparent benefits of regular exercise is that it aids in weight management. According to a published study from the London School of Economics, people are more likely to have a lower weight if they regularly engage in brisk walking than compared to high-intensity workout. Keeps them mentally fit: Memory loss and cognitive decline are some of the common complaints among seniors. However, seniors who engage in physical activities experience an increase in blood flow to areas of the brain associated with improved memory. A new study shows that exercise plays a significant role in combating changes in the brain associated with dementia. For senior adults, there are countless benefits of staying active. It is for this reason that days at our senior citizen homes in Bangalore and other cities start with stretching exercises. We also have several yoga classes and aerobics classes that make exercising a fun social event.

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