Aging Into LIFE

As we get older, our happiness depends more and more on a comfortable environment. For many of us, this means continuing to live in our own homes. A study done by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) showed that 90% of adults 65 and older aim to stay in their homes for as long as possible.

Seniors gain many benefits by remaining in their homes. They’re in a familiar place with their own possessions, they can have visitors whenever they like and they can operate on their own schedule. But they also face several challenges, such as getting the right amount of exercise, a balanced diet and proper medical care—all essential to aging in the healthiest way possible. According to the National Institute of Aging, regular exercise helps prevent falls and improve mobility. Similarly, a healthy diet can reduce the risk of illness.

If you’re a senior in New Castle County struggling with these challenges, you should know that there are resources to help you live your life your way. Saint Francis LIFE is an all-inclusive care program of medical, health and social services. LIFE helps older adults with daily physical challenges by providing balanced meals and physical and occupational therapy. The program also provides primary medical and nursing care at the LIFE Center or in the home, with transportation to the center available as well. The LIFE Center also offers social programs to help seniors create lasting relationships with others in the community.

Click here to read more about the LIFE program’s mission to take care of New Castle County’s senior population.

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