Recapturing One’s Youth

There are several actions one could take to, if not reverse the aging process, slow it down, according to WebMD. If one utilizes some of these suggestions, one will not only look younger but feel younger too. Premier Social Adult Day Services is a long- time advocate of these methods.

The single most effective action one can do, which can even reverse some of the damage done to the system, is to quit smoking. Smoking has been linked to a plethora of ills that befall a person, such as heart disease, lung disorders, and even premature death. Quitting immediately is in everyone’s best interest.

If you must drink, drink in moderation. Alcohol adversely affects the liver and damages the genes around it. One glass a day is plenty.

Make sure to get plenty of sleep. As one gets older, sleep becomes more necessary in order to meet the body’s demands, as well as refreshes one’s mind and spirit. A thirty -minute nap is recommended for septuagenarians and those that are older.

Avoiding foods that contain saturated fats, such as cake and ice cream, is a good idea for everyone especially, those that are advanced in years. People 65 and older should have a diet rich in Omega 3 fats, which are contained in fish, and supplemented by whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.

Although it is highly recommended that one does not overeat and become obese, it is critical that those older do not partake in more food than they need. Losing weight will ensure that there is less of a toll on their body.

One should make a handful of vitamins and minerals a part of their daily intake. The American Medical Association, an organization not known for endorsing supplements and new age medical treatment, has recently, for them, gone out on a limb, and advocated for taking a daily multivitamin. Vitamin C and Vitamin E are particularly effective for the elderly. Make sure you speak to your doctor to determine the right ones to take and in what dosage.

Two of the next elements in making one feel and look younger is the hardest to implement. One should be an optimist. Being an optimist helps one in critical times see things in a more favorable light. Studies have shown that even people who are forgetful, can look past this and don’t ever refer to themselves as having a ‘senior moment.’ They view getting older as just a regular fact of life and with the general knowledge that one acquires, comes the onset of several challenges.

The next suggestion is equally as difficult. Author Laura Berman Fortgang writes in her best -selling book, Living your Best Life, “Be future-minded. Guilt and regrets are part of the past. Evolving and changing is how we stay young.”

Don’t be afraid to take on new tasks and challenges. Remember you might have a limited time on this earth, so make the best of it by being the most productive and resourceful that you can. This could mean tackling the technological side (computers) or taking a daily walk in the countryside, learning any new skill that provides enjoyment and meaning or taking an internship.

A doctor once told me that when I get older I should never, ever, retire. He jokingly remarked about an aphorism that he learned when he was very young. “Retirement is a contagious, debilitating disease.” People need a purpose and reason to get up every morning. An alternative is to cut down on one’s working life and spending more time with the family. To fully remove oneself from the working world is not advisable.

In short, there are several ways one could lengthen their life and make it more meaningful. If you take even some of these suggestions, which are offered at the Premier Social Adult Day Services, you will almost guarantee a richer, fuller life.



Senior Healthy Living

Premier Social Adult Day Services – Healthy Living

Just the thought of getting older can inspire fright in people. The sheer loss of one’s mobility, possible independence, and one’s mental faculties is enough to make one dread getting older. However, fret not – Premier Social Adult Day Services is here to help.

Here you will find a variety of activities geared toward enhancing the seniors’ ability to cope with advancing age. One example is dance classes. This helps to improve the coordination, posture and vitality of the seniors, not to mention the socialization that this activity provides, which reduces isolation-toxic to any person.

Swimming is another recreational activity that is included at this facility, which fosters greater health and doesn’t require great strength, since it is low impact.

Other ways of low impact exercise are making them carry some of their groceries if they can, thereby providing them with some strengthening of their muscles which may have atrophied. This also gives them the confidence that they can fend for themselves and be, somewhat, self-sufficient.

Heading to the bowling alley is another fun exercise, which introduces the concept of competition and it can bring out the best physical performance from people.

Premier Social also provides for trips that entertain the mind, as well as the body by offering visits to malls that give discounts for seniors. If someone is short of capital, just going window shopping can be a great exercise for the psyche by taking their mind off of their situation and perhaps allowing them to reminisce of a time gone by of their youth.

Riding a bike in a slow but impactful way, “is a great cardiovascular workout, and it also helps to improve balance and focus the work on your leg muscles.” says, Dr. Forrest Hong Ph.D., a certified advanced social care worker and manager of a geriatric care management company in California.

Attending sport activities is a great pastime, as many seniors have never lost their sense of wonder and reverence for athletes and the talents they display. This can also have them hearken back to their youth when ballplayers were paid a pittance to play and they first became fans of American sports.

Seniors that have a green thumb can find great solace in raising fruits and vegetables in a garden, seeing their efforts pay off by ending up on the dinner table.

Until now we have been focusing mostly on making sure the muscles of the body don’t atrophy. However, there are things that can be done to make sure their brains stay active as well. One thing that has been used to great success is the introduction of computers into the lives of seniors. Although some are wary of technology and maybe ‘computer phobic’, with some prodding they can be coaxed to trying a few basic maneuvers. Learning to use email can enhance their lives by allowing them to keep in touch with their loved ones. I have personally witnessed the absolute glee of a senior – a non techie- overcome their fear and conquers the programs word and excel. This gave this individual tremendous confidence that he could overcome all his emotional and or physical ailments.

Audio books are a great tool to utilize if some seniors have trouble with their vision. It can keep them up to date with the latest news and fads and can make them feel as if they are as much a part of society as anyone else.

Lastly, proper nutrition is a key to lengthening and enhancing the lives of seniors. Being mindful of what is healthy and beneficial for their wellbeing and abstaining from harmful toxins and food fillers can really add years to their lives.

A full complement of these services and enhancements are well provided for at Premier Social Adult Day Services. They have locations all over Long Island.


Premier Social Adult Day Services helps seniors achieve a high level of physical, mental, psychological and social wellbeing. Premier Social Adult Day Services provide stimulating physical, cultural and social activities. These activities are intended to enhance the participant’s feeling that they are part of a larger dependable and stable community to improve their physical and mental health.

One reason why you'll absolutely LOVE Premier Social Adult Day Services is that they provide Zumba/Exercise classes to help you with your fitness. With Zumba, a workout isn’t even a workout: it’s a fun, social dance party – with exercise being the biggest perk! The music is fast, upbeat and contagious, so you can’t help but keep moving.

Benifits of zumba are calorie and fat burning, improved coordination, full body workout, aerobic benifits, mood boosting, it's social.

Seniors in Hempstead, West Hempstead, Uniondale, Roosevelt, Baldwin, Freeport, Garden City have a great resource for quality rest and relaxation in a friendly, loving, mentally stimulating environment thanks to Premier Social Adult Day Services. Adult Day Care Long Island, Adult Day Care Nassau County, Senior day care long island, Call(516) 280-8111 for immediate assistance. Free Consultation. Mon-Fri – 9am-2pm. Fully covered by Medicaid. See if you qualify. Call now.(516) 280-8111. Ask us about how you can get paid for taking care of your senior loved ones.

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