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May 10, 2024

Thrive with Proactive Aging

Category: Health & Wellness

Author: Michelle Simms, Director of Wellness

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 Director of Wellness at Vitalia Rockside, I emphasize proactive aging through various measures such as ensuring home safety, preparing for emergencies, taking charge of one’s health, and practicing prudent medication use.

To effectively manage stress and anxiety, individuals can seek professional help, engage in relaxation exercises, and participate in support groups. The detrimental effects of stress and anxiety on health, including emotional problems, depression, anxiety attacks, and hypertension, underscore the importance of addressing these issues proactively as we age.

Common barriers to preventive care include a lack of awareness and financial constraints. The benefits of preventive care, such as promoting a healthier lifestyle and reducing the risk of diseases and other health issues, are significant.

Three radiant senior ladies, excitedly joining a Wellness Wednesday event, were greeted by a table with snacks.

Encouraging proactive thinking can be achieved through clear communication, prompt recognition of changes, and encouragement to schedule annual visits with a primary care physician.

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.

VITALIA® Rockside in Seven Hills, OH 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 Cleveland Clinic Mary Mount with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Top Gol Cleveland, Cleveland Metro Parks, Spiva Center for the Arts, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Zoo, and A Christmas Story House.

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