We often don’t think about our heart and the vital work it does – like beating an average of 115,000 times each day! – until we experience a challenge.
But caring for our heart is caring for ourselves, and can yield some pretty big dividends, including living the retirement we want.
Why is heart health important?
The good news is that we have many ways to support our heart health at every age, from enjoying healthy meals to staying active in fitness pursuits we enjoy. As older adults explore options for senior living, it’s essential to look at how residences support their wellness needs – including their heart!
- Good food – A nutritious diet is key to a heart-healthy lifestyle. And while many seniors find cooking for themselves a tedious task, Quail Park’s chef-prepared cuisine is carefully crafted to be both delicious and nutritious – good food shared among friends in either of the two dining rooms or bistro. “Our chefs understand the importance of creating healthy foods that our residents enjoy. They also know that people’s tastes and dietary needs vary, so flexibility is key,” says Denis Bryant, president and CEO of Living Care Lifestyles’ recently expanded Quail Park of Lynnwood.
- Good friends – Speaking of friends, we know that social interaction among seniors is essential, supporting physical, mental and emotional well-being. Whether enjoying a beverage in the lively Quail Park pub, visiting with friends in the new full-service salon, indulging a new hobby or enjoying a shopping trip, or an outing to a show or a ballgame, these connections can go a long way to helping seniors feel connected. No matter your interests, you’ll find stimulating life-long learning opportunities here.
- Heart-healthy recreation – Continue stacking those building blocks of heart-healthy living with a program that supports regular activity, whether that’s a water fitness class, walking group or yoga practice. “In addition to a swimming pool and gym outfitted with senior-oriented HUR equipment, we encourage our residents to take advantage of our full-time professional instructor who supports residents in their fitness goals,” Bryant says.
- Heart-healthy care – Our needs change over time, but knowing a 5-star care team is on hand to help with regular blood pressure checks and other heart-healthy initiatives goes a long way. So does choosing a senior living option that allows you to age in place with everything from independent cottages to assisted living suites to memory care – all set in a beautiful, natural environment close to a variety of community amenities. And with most amenities and activities included in one easy monthly fee, the day-to-day stresses of home maintenance, transportation and unwelcome chores are a thing of the past – and that’s something to make every heart happy!
To learn more, visit Quail Park of Lynnwood online, or call