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Senior falls can result in injuries ranging from minimal cuts to broken bones. These falls are responsible for a number of injuries and injury-related deaths in the senior community.
A large majority of falls happen because a senior trips or bumps into something. Frail bones are also responsible for falls, especially if a senior misestimates his or her own center of gravity. Declining strength is another factor that contributes to falls. Staying active and increasing strength could help to prevent falls and reduce injuries.
Chateau Cupertino provides safe and comfortable independent living for seniors. Our staff is on duty all day every day to provide help in case of an emergency. If you are looking to avoid assisted living but still feel safe in your retirement community, we are the ideal location for you. To learn more, take a look at our website or call us today at (408) 740-5256.
Last updated 4 days ago
When you are aware of your posture, you can improve it and strengthen your muscles and joints. Daily posture exercises are an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle and allow you to make the most of your senior years. Check out this video to see 10 posture exercises you should do each day to stay limber and strong.
The independent senior living community at Chateau Cupertino provides the seniors houses, amenities, and extra features you need to live comfortably in your retirement. To learn more about the community, visit us online or give us a call today at (408) 740-5256.
Last updated 15 days ago
Aging is a normal part of life, and does not have to have a negative connotation. In fact, many people get great enjoyment out of their “golden years” after they have retired or their children have grown. You may be able to continue independent living for many years when you live in a retirement community. Many things change as you age, including your memory. Keep reading to learn how memory changes with age.
Normal Changes in Memory
Contrary to what some people believe, memory loss is not inevitable. Some changes in memory ability are normal, including occasionally forgetting where you placed an item, becoming easily distracted, and calling someone by the wrong name. These types of memory lapses may be frustrating, but they are not necessarily signs that something is wrong. Parts of the brain that control the formation and retrieval of memories deteriorate with age, making it more difficult to recall information. These common changes in memory are more of a “slowing” of the process, rather than true memory “loss.”
Memory Changes to Watch Out For
Though frustrating, forgetting why you walked into a room or missing an appointment does not generally interfere with your daily life. As seniors age, independent living staff will keep an eye out for signs of dementia including getting lost in a familiar place, difficulty performing daily tasks, or inappropriate social behavior. At the first possible signs of dementia, it is important to schedule an appointment with a doctor for a thorough examination.
In order to maintain a healthy body, you have to exercise. The same logic applies to your brain. You can help stave off memory loss by remaining engaged with your retirement community peers and eating a healthy diet full of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables. Regular exercise can also help develop new brain cells, and reduces your stress level.
Chateau Cupertino is a comfortable and welcoming retirement community for seniors. We understand the unique needs of our residents, and provide activities and amenities to keep you comfortable. Call us at (408) 740-5256 to learn about the benefits of independent living.
Last updated 26 days ago
There are many physical and mental changes that happen during the aging process. Without taking proper care of yourself, it is possible that you will experience ill health at some point as you grow older. Staying healthy can help you live independently for longer so that you can enjoy your life, your family, and the friends you make at your retirement community. Read on for helpful tips on how to stay healthy through the aging process.
Eat a Healthy Diet
You are what you eat, or so the saying goes—and it is true no matter what stage of life you’re in. It is very important to eat a healthy, balanced diet so that your body and mind have the right kind of fuel every day. A good diet is key in preventing a number of medical conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Aim for a diet that is rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins. Limit your sugar intake, and try to only indulge your sweet tooth on special occasions.
Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand in keeping you healthy as you age. Exercise can not only help you lose weight, but it will also keep your joints and muscles limber. Going for a daily walk or taking an aqua aerobics class will get your blood moving and keep your heart strong. Keeping your muscles strong may also aid in preventing falls and can keep the painful symptoms of arthritis at bay.
Engage Your Mind
Part of healthy aging is staying mentally active as well as physically active. In an independent living community, you’ll have activities to choose from every day so you can get out of your house and socialize with your peers. Try crossword or logic puzzles to give yourself a mental challenge, or learn a new card game with your neighbor.
The friendly staff at Chateau Cupertino is dedicated to keeping all of our independent living residents as healthy and happy as possible. Call us at (408) 740-5256 to find out how living in our San Jose retirement community can contribute to your happiness.
Last updated 29 days ago
Summer is almost here, bringing higher temperatures to the San Jose area. Though you may be tempted to spend your days in the sunshine, you should be aware of the dangers of heat stress before heading outside. Seniors are more prone to heat stress for a number of reasons, so it is important to know the warning signs. Heat exhaustion may make you sweat profusely, feel dizzy and weak, and cause muscle cramps. Heat stroke is more serious, and happens when the body cannot control its own temperature or cool down. To prevent heat stress, drink plenty of cool liquids and stay out of the sun during the hottest parts of the day.
The air-conditioned cool inside Chateau Cupertino is the perfect place to relax and avoid heat stress. Join in on an activity or relax in the comfort of your apartment. Contact us at (408) 740-5256 for more information on our amenities.