hobbies for seniors

5 Hobbies for Seniors

Staying active in retirement can help older adults maintain cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being. At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, our nurturing staff encourages residents to engage in fun, safe hobbies for seniors. That’s why our senior living services provide a continuum of care, including home health care services, assisted living services, respite care, and hospice care.…

fall activities for seniors

Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

Fall is a magical time full of change and promise. The beautiful autumn leaves can serve as inspiration for seasonal activities for seniors. At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, we always look for new ideas to incorporate into our recreational program. So, we welcome new ideas from residents and family members alike. Here are samples of…

exercise and brain health

Connections Between Exercise and Brain Health

Over the last few decades, science has hugely expanded its understanding of the beneficial effects of exercise not only on physical health but also on brain health. Staying physically active is fundamental to improving and preserving cognitive health. There are numerous avenues you can take to pursue fitness, depending on your preferences and physical limitations.…

stay busy in retirement

6 Ways to Stay Busy in Retirement

Remaining active and engaged with life well into your retirement makes life more enjoyable. It may help you stay healthy longer, too. How do you stay busy in retirement if your life has slowed down so much? It can seem a bit challenging, especially if you have some limitations on mobility. Engaging in a recreational…

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The Importance of Socialization for Older Adults

As the kids move on to build their own families and lives and neighbors leave, it can be hard for older adults to engage in socialization as they did in the past. However, socialization for older adults is critical to both physical and mental health. Creating opportunities for this engagement in our assisted living community…

benefits of exercise and alzheimer's

The Benefits of Exercise for Alzheimer’s

Providing the brain and body with every tool possible to avoid the worsening of Alzheimer’s is always the goal. There are many ways to do that, especially in a memory care program. However, many people may not realize that exercise and Alzheimer’s can go together, creating benefits and improving quality of life. The key here…

older adults experiencing benefits of the outdoors while walking their dogs

Benefits of the Outdoors for Seniors

As we get older, enjoying a higher quality of life becomes important. It’s also essential to have access to activities and experiences that help shape health and overall wellbeing. When you recognize the benefits of the outdoors, it becomes possible to take full advantage of the opportunities it presents in these areas. How can you…

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5 Reasons for Seniors to Seek Out Assisted Care

Over time, everyone begins to need some help. Some people find they don’t have the energy to prepare meals like they used to or handle the maintenance needs at home. Assisted care can help to reduce those frustrations while creating a new opportunity for improving quality of life. At Wickshire Senior Living Oklahoma City, our…

older couple riding bikes to stay active during the summer

Fun Ways to Stay Active During the Summer

Age doesn’t define who you are or what you’re capable of doing. Instead, it’s a milestone to be celebrated. You’ve gained wisdom as you’ve matured. As a result, you know more now than you ever did in your twenties. You’ve had experiences and learned life lessons that your children and grandchildren have yet to accomplish.…