The art of active ageing with Centennial Living

Keeping active is vital in older age. (supplied)

Ageing is a natural part of life’s journey, but it doesn’t mean slowing down or relinquishing the joys of living. Instead, it’s an opportunity for active ageing, a lifestyle celebrating physical vitality, mental sharpness, and emotional well-being throughout your senior years.

1. Prioritise Physical Activity

Physical activity is the cornerstone of active ageing, and Centennial Living Retirement communities provide the ideal environment for staying physically fit. Centennial retirement villages have a range of amenities, many have a senior friendly gymnasium, an indoor heated pool or spa, and even a bowling green for those who enjoy this leisurely sport.

2. Stay Mentally Sharp

Mental agility is crucial for active ageing, and Centennial Living Retirement communities provide opportunities for mental stimulation. In the well-appointed libraries, you can relax and immerse yourself in books or join book clubs for stimulating conversations. The arts and crafts rooms and computer spaces offer places for creative expression and thinking.

3. Cultivate Social Connections

Social engagement is a fundamental aspect of active ageing, and Centennial Living’s retirement communities are designed to foster a strong sense of community. With a Community Centre, bar and lounge, and regular resident events and social gatherings, you’ll have ample opportunities to connect with your neighbours and form lasting friendships. Join clubs, participate in trivia nights, or enjoy happy hour socials – Centennial Living Retirement communities are vibrant and bustling with social activities.

4. Seek Preventive Healthcare

Regular health check-ups and screenings are essential for early detection and prevention of health issues. Centennial Living’s retirement villages often have an on-site nurse or wellbeing co-ordinator and are located close to medical centres and nearby healthcare providers for ease of access to medical services.

5. Maintain Independence

Independence is a core aspect of active ageing, and Centennial Living’s retirement villages are designed to support you maintain independence and autonomy with features like an emergency call system 24/7, on-site nurses, and close proximity to shops and transport.