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Fresh Air: A Simple & Natural Solution for Senior Health

By Jaclyn Svendgard,
March 1, 2017

Spring has almost sprung. Spring is a wonderful time of renewal that brings an easy joy and sense of revitalization with it. It welcomes us outside again to share the beauty of the crocuses and lilacs blooming and the warmth in the breeze – it is good for everyone’s health – especially for seniors. Autumn Pointe Assisted Living Community is situated in the perfect quiet country setting to enjoy spring’s arrival and to get outside, relish the fresh air – and feel better!

Take A Stroll

Getting outside in nature and taking a walk is beneficial to us on so many levels:

  • Strengthens Muscles
  • Can Stop Bone Mass Loss
  • Weight Loss
  • Improve Sleeping
  • Improve Immune System
  • Learn more about the benefits of walking here.

Take a Pet for a Walk

Our residents are welcome to have small pets in their homes and pets are a great way to nug us outside – and you always have a walking partner.

Have a Picnic

Pack a little snack, and find a quiet, peaceful spot and enjoy “al fresco” dining. Bringing cards and playing a game outside is always fun too.

Get a Bird Feeder

Who doesn’t enjoy watching birds at a bird feeder. You can make a game out of it and get a bird identification book to help name the different birds that come to visit – helps stimulate our minds and memories as well.

Just Be

Simply sitting outside and enjoying the sights and sounds of being outside is a fulfilling way for everyone to improve their physical and mental health. Getting outside breaks up the day-to-day routine and brightens our mood. Just 15 minutes a day outside in the sun can boost your vitamin D levels, which can improve your immune system and help foster a more positive outlook.

Bring the Outside In

Seniors’ limited mobility may limit their access to the outdoors. But even sitting by an open window can bring the fresh air in and brighten the senses. Autumn Pointe offers a regular walking group for its residents. Check our online calendar to find out when we will be meeting next.

Find out more for yourself about Autumn Pointe’s beautiful country setting and what assisted living has to offer. Visit our website at www.autumnpointene.com or call us at (402) 468-4700 to set up an appointment so you can come and visit us at 501 N 13th St Fort Calhoun, Nebraska 68023.