As we get Older many things in life change, our focus shifts, what used to be important is replaced by a different value system. The things that troubled us in the early years of life now quickly move into the realm of “Small Trivial Things”. We value relationships more, we look for quality, not quantity. Life is a lot different, yes age and experience that comes with us surely do change us.
We are looking more and more and life options that don’t stress us, it’s one of the main drivers in living in a Retirement community such as De Paul Manor Estate, to live without the worry of mowing lawns, home maintenance things that would normally drive the blood pressure up.
But something else is often sought after as we move into retirement age, another relationship that may not have been important in the past now becomes a viable and exciting option. So, what’s the relationship a lot of us start looking for in our Golden years?
Believe it or not, getting a pet.
For elderly pet owners, who often live alone or in group facilities, pets can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase social interaction and physical activity and help them learn. Supports the benefits for elderly with companion animals. There are a number of health benefits to owning a pet.
Just walking a dog can make a huge difference to your health. Walking is great for your health, including when you’re older, and having a dog is a great impetus for getting out there and walking. In fact, in a study of older adults, dog walking was associated with lower body mass index, fewer doctor visits, fewer limitations to daily living and more frequent moderate and vigorous exercise. The relationship with one’s dog may be a positive influence on physical activity for older adults
A dog can really help keep you focused. One of the greatest benefits is that pets help you stay focused on the present moment, providing a focal point for your attention and helping to provide a routine to your day, something that many miss the following retirement. They can also help you overcome loneliness and act as social icebreakers, facilitating new friendships.
Yes, taking the puppy for a walk can keep you fit, his tail wagging and happy attitude can attract people to starting a conversation. So overall who can say no to better health and the chance to meet you, friends
De Paul Manor Estate on the Gold Coast is happy that we are pet-friendly, and that just adds to the many reasons you should consider us as the Community for your retirement living.