Senior Vacations & Outings In The Phoenix, Arizona Area

[title size=”1″]Hot Senior Vacation Spots In Arizona[/title]
Just because a person in Arizona retires doesn’t mean they have to retire.  Arizona offers many great outing and vacation destinations close to home that cater to peoples of all ages.  From a low-impact day of shopping and dining in Scottsdale, to a more adventurous ski-trip in the White Mountains, Arizona is loaded with prime vacation spots for seniors.

Some of the favored getaways for seniors in Arizona include:

  • The Grand Canyon – Mysterious and epic in scale, hiking trips in the Grand Canyon range from the rough and tumble to less strenuous strolls perfect for senior sightseeing.  The peaceful scenery and majestic cliffs are sure to inspire a sense of calming awe. The Canyon also has jeep and helicopters tour available for a day of adventure and fun.
  • Lake Powell – Lake Powell is the perfect destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors, fishing, boating, and a nice campfire.
  • Old Tucson Studios – Like Universal Studios, Old Tucson is as much a movie studio as it is a theme park.  Pan for gold and witness the filming of a Wild West movie at this unforgettable tourist hotspot.
  • Four Corners Monument – Ever wonder what it would be like to be in 4 places at one?  You can do just that at the Four Corners Monument, where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet.

Of course, Arizona has far too much to offer to list here.  Contact your local tourist information center for a complete list of fantastic vacation destination.

[title size=”2″]International Vacations For Seniors[/title]
For those seniors in Arizona looking to get a little further from home, the Phoenix area is filled with travel agencies that can set up the perfect vacation package on any senior’s budget across all 50 states and the entire world.  Call around to see who might offer special discounts and services for seniors.

[title size=”3″]Take A Break From The Routine With Endeavor[/title]
Endeavor Home Care is a Phoenix-based in-home nursing staff that understands your need to get away.  If you or family is looking to get away for a day, a week, a month, Endeavor can easily put your care schedule on hold to allow you to get out and enjoy the time away, alone or with the ones you love.

Contact Endeavor Home Care today.

Senior Fitness & Health In The Phoenix, Arizona Area

[title size=”1″]Types Of Senior Fitness Programs In Phoenix[/title]
Senior fitness programs are designed to specifically cater to individuals over the age of 50.  They are generally low impact and designed to gradually increase intensity to better appeal to the aging body.  Types of senior fitness include, but are not limited to:

  • Water Aerobics – Low impact aerobics take place in a pool to minimize muscle and joint strain while still building muscle, cutting weight, and increasing flexibility.
  • Chair Yoga – While yoga is already considered a low impact exercise, chair yoga is designed to mimic the postures and benefits of yoga from a sitting position to alleviate pressure on the joints.
  • Spinning – Spin classes are available all over the country, but senior spin classes focus on a steady pace with minimum impact to maintain senior fitness and health.
  • Tai Chi & Qi Gong – These martial arts forms are designed to increase flexibility and strength without torturing the joints and muscles.
  • Walking – Never underestimate what a nice walk with a good instructor can do for your overall wellness and quality of life.

These classes are available for seniors at local senior centers, YMCAs, and senior fitness and health centers all over the Phoenix area.
[title size=”2″]The Benefits Of Good Senior Fitness[/title]
There are many benefits to fitness no matter what your age.  However, the benefits of senior fitness specifically include:

  • A healthy lifestyle can make you feel (and look) younger.
  • Regular exercise helps to maintain a healthy equilibrium, decreasing the risks of falling.
  • Exercise helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis.
  • A regular exercise schedule helps to increase the immune system.
  • General senior fitness helps to increase mobility, flexibility, and posture.
  • Exercise helps to improve and regulate your sleep.
  • Exercise is good for both your mental and emotional state.

Seniors who live an active lifestyle have been shown to be healthier, happier, and enjoy an overall better quality of life.
[title size=”3″]Gain More Freedom For Fitness With In-Home Nursing Care[/title]
Even for seniors who require a little extra help from in-home nursing, an active lifestyle is still within reach.  With Endeavor Home Care, Arizona’s most beloved in-home senior care staff, you can still be free to go out and enjoy the social and physical benefits of joining a great senior fitness program in the Phoenix area.

Endeavor’s schedule is tailored around each client to provide the maximum level of care while maintaining each individual’s freedom to carry on their daily activities.  Contact Endeavor today to learn more.

Senior Dating | Date Ideas For Senior Couples

[title size=”1″]The Dating Scene For Seniors[/title]
Finding the right place for a good date that appeals to seniors can be a difficult task.  The modern dance club is hardly senior-friendly, and at-home dates are often too dull to really get the fire started.  But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t the perfect location to get to know another.

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So where do you take your new lady or gentleman friend for a date?  Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Go Dancing – Avoid dance clubs and find a local ballroom dance club.  Take a few lessons together if you’re rusty and see just how much chemistry there is between you.
  • Have A Picnic – Picnics are a classical and classy date idea, find a nice spot in your local park, spread a blanket, and enjoy the conversation on a sunny day.
  • Take A Walk – Never underestimate the power of an intimate stroll around town to inspire a lasting relationship.
  • Play A Sport – Do you and your love interest enjoy tennis?  Golf?  A little healthy competition in a budding relationship can help seal your feelings for one another.
  • Visit Your Local Gallery – Take a tour of the local art museum.  You’d be surprised how much you can learn about someone based on nothing more than their taste in art.
  • Get Out On The Water – Rent a rowboat or paddleboat and get out on the lake.  Commune with nature and get away to spend some time together.
  • Embrace The Book – If you both enjoy books attend a reading at a local bookstore.  Afterward, you can share your interests by browsing through the shelves together.

These ideas should be enough to get a good start on a lasting relationship.  After a couple of dates you should know enough about each other that you can make your own date plans.

[title size=”3″]Never Let Your Nurse Stand In The Way[/title]
Even if you are need of help from an in-home nursing staff, that’s no reason to stay cooped up in the house.  At Endeavor Home Care, we understand that each of our clients should be free from the strict schedules and policies of some nursing staffs in order to pursue their hobbies, interests, and of course, romance.

Contact us today.

Chair Yoga | A Low-Impact Fitness Alternative Perfect For Seniors

[title size=”1″]The Benefits Of Chair Yoga For Seniors[/title]
Yoga is a favored form of mental and physical fitness across the United States and the entire world. Unfortunately, many of the poses and routines of yoga are very difficult for an aging body to perform, thus making the popular form of exercise inaccessible for senior citizens.

However, a form known as chair yoga has been specifically crafted to reap the benefits of other schools of yoga while allowing the participants to sit in or use a chair for support. Chair yoga includes postures, breathing and meditation techniques, as well as general methods of relaxation.

Chair yoga is a low-impact form of exercise that has many benefits for seniors, including:

  • Increasing flexibility.
  • Increasing strength.
  • Reducing hypertension.
  • Reducing stress and anxiety.
  • Reducing the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
  • Reducing chronic pain from arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Reducing the symptoms of clinical vertigo.
  • Helping in the treatment of clinical depression.

There are many more benefits to chair yoga that overall lead to a happier person with a greater quality of life.

[title size=”2″]Where To Inquire For Chair Yoga Enrollment In Phoenix[/title]
There are many places that a senior may find a class of their peers in the Phoenix area, including:

  • Senior Centers
  • Senior Health & Fitness Clubs
  • Adult Day Care
  • Private Yoga Instructors

Chair yoga may also be available in gyms, health spas, and wellness centers. As chair yoga becomes more and more popular among seniors it will become more accessible in many more locations.

[title size=”3″]How Endeavor Can Help With Your Healthy Lifestyle[/title]
Endeavor Home Care understands that seniors have it tough when it comes to maintaining your active lifestyle. Our customized in-home senior care system and courteous staff make it easier for seniors to get out, stay active, and take their health into their own hands by attending chair yoga classes of their choosing.

Contact Endeavor Home Care today.