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May 10, 2024

Thrive with Proactive Aging

Category: Health & Wellness

Author: Victoria Kerr, Arrow Wellness Director

Across the world, people are living longer than ever before. However, according to the World Health Organization, “evidence suggests the proportion of life in good health has remained broadly constant, implying that the additional years are in poor health.” Taking a proactive approach to aging can help us live full, energetic, and healthy lives no matter how many years we have lived.

As the Arrow Wellness Director at The Princeton Senior Living, I actively promote healthy aging by designing personalized care plans and developing programs that nurture the mind, body, and spirit.

Managing stress and anxiety involves incorporating exercise, maintaining a balanced diet, and fostering social connections. Left unchecked, stress and anxiety can compromise the immune system, increase the risk of heart disease, and contribute to depression.

Busy schedules and neglecting self-care are common obstacles to preventive care. However, the primary benefit of preventive care is early detection of potential health issues, preventing them from becoming irreversible.

Encouraging proactive thinking entails scheduling regular discussions to identify trends and potential risks such as falls, UTIs, and behavioral changes. By addressing these issues proactively, we can mitigate potential harm and promote overall wellness.

Princeton Senior Living chairs beach volleyball team residents and employees in green baseball tees with the team Elites' name.

It is never too late to invest in your health. Taking control of our well-being can be the difference between surviving and thriving, the difference between extra years of truly living and extra years in decline. Make your years count. Approach aging proactively and use those extra years to get another degree, take up a new hobby, break a record, or explore opportunities you never thought you would get to experience.

World Health Organization: Aging and Health, click here to read the full article.

The Princeton Senior Living in Lee's Summit, MO offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Lees Summit Medical Center and St. Lukes East with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Shamrock Hills Golf Club, Fred Arbanas Golf Course, Summit Fair Shopping, Summit Woods Crossing, Legacy Park StoneHaus Farms Winery, James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife, StoneHaus Winery, and Longview Lake.

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