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3 Reasons Seniors Should Spend More Time Outside September 10, 2019

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3 Reasons Seniors Should Spend More Time Outside, Greece, New York

Due to mobility issues, many older individuals spend most of the day cooped up inside. However, getting fresh air can improve physical health and leave your elderly loved one with a more positive outlook on life. Whether they live at home or in a senior living community, below are a few reasons to encourage your aging parent to explore the great outdoors. 

How Spending Time Outside Benefits Seniors

1. Curb Stress & Depression

Spending time surrounded by nature can improve your loved one’s mental health. Feeling the soft breeze and gazing at the scenic setting will help them relax and unwind. This helps combat feelings of depression and stress, which many older individuals experience.

2. Improve Mobility

senior living communityWhile outside, your loved one could participate in tai chi classes, nature walks, and other activities offered by their senior living community. Exercise will improve stamina and build muscle strength. When your aging family member has less difficulty moving around, they won’t have to rely on assistance from others as often, helping them retain a sense of independence.

3. Remain Healthy

Walking and jogging while outside will improve flexibility and keep seniors from getting sick. Exercising improves immune system function, which decreases the risk of contracting the flu and other viral illnesses. Staying active will also lower blood pressure and improve bone health. Finally, vitamin D—which you can get by spending time in the sun—protects seniors against certain types of cancers.  


If you are looking for a reputable senior living community in Rochester, NY, contact the professionals at GrandeVille Senior Living Community. For 40 years, the staff at this privately run, family-owned senior living community has been providing short- and long-term elder care solutions for residents in and around Monroe County. The facility is licensed and regulated by the New York State of Health. Connect online to learn more about their assisted living amenities, and call (585) 621-6160 to schedule a tour of the facility.

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