Exercise, working out and staying active aren’t just for the young and fit. Being active is good for you at any age. National Active Aging Week, which is Sept. 25 – Oct. 1, is an opportunity to focus on America’s huge population of seniors who can benefit from the smallest of activities such as physical movement, music and mind games.
Residents and staff of Beatitudes Campus understand that an engaged lifestyle includes a holistic approach to wellness that includes the Seven Dimensions of Wellness: intellectual, social, emotional, financial, vocational, physical and spiritual.
A warm, welcoming retirement community in Phoenix, Beatitudes Campus embraces the philosophy of active senior living every day and provides the quality and comfort residents expect in their home, neighborhood and way of life.
“Active aging is lifelong learning,” said Beatitudes Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Rod Bailey. “To say Beatitudes Campus is an active place is an understatement. There is always something happening here – something residents are interested in. The programs, activities, events, cultural and educational presentations, trips and outings provide something for everyone.”
Bailey added, “To celebrate Active Aging Week, we’ve created a special landing page that illustrates how Beatitudes Campus works with seniors and motivates them to move.”
But don’t take Bailey’s word for it. See what Beatitudes Campus residents had to say about active aging at http://activeatbeatitudes.org.
“Activity comes in many different directions,” said Dosia Carlson, Beatitudes Campus resident. “There are the intellectual and mental activities and we have a lot going on with our lifelong learners group, with about 20 classes per term. All of which give people an opportunity to stimulate their minds but also to get to know to know each other in a classroom setting.”
“Active aging is purposeful living,” said Beatitudes Campus resident Leroy Calbum. “I’m impressed with the people who have wheelchairs and walkers who participate in activities on campus. These are people who are still very much alive and growing, in spite of the changes that come with aging. They are making the most of their lives.”
“Active aging is living green and doing something to make a difference,” said Jerry Roseberry, Beatitudes Campus resident. “Dave Reagan, senior vice president for residential services said to me, ‘Well, Jerry…you’ve been here a couple of weeks. What do you think? Do you have any suggestions or criticisms?’ And I asked him why aren’t we recycling here. And he said ‘let’s do something about it.’ And I was glad to take that on.”
“Active aging is being engaged. It’s what happened to me when I moved into here,” said Beatitudes Campus resident Sherwin Block. “I had been widowed for a number of years and ever since that experience, I had been dropping my community activities. But after moving into Beatitudes, I’ve felt reborn.”
It’s clear that there isn’t just one way to live an active life at Beatitudes Campus. The question is: how are YOU staying active?
To learn more about Beatitudes Campus and the full spectrum of services that it offers, visit http://www.beatitudescampus.org.