Senior Wellness is a health and wellness program designed for adults and mature adults. The program consists of 3 hour classes that are provided year round and twice a week. The classes are open both males and females and vary in size from 20 to 30 participants. This program is offered at Pollard Memorial UMC (a partnership church). In 2011, 198 seniors participated in health and wellness classes.
Older people are more prone to loneliness and depression
More than any other age group, older adults are likely to be instructed to take prescription medications, which increases the likelihood that they will misuse, use erratically, or abuse those drugs.
Senior citizens who exercise – even if they start as late as age 85 – live longer, healthier, happier lives, according to a report in the September 14 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Keeping physically active can slow the ageing process
It is especially important for senior citizens to maintain healthy eating habits as well as to stay active as an important way to prevent chronic illness like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Healthier living practices lead to maintaining a healthy weight, avoid depression, and stay mentally sharp.