Today, 59% of seniors (ages 65 or older) report they go online- a six percent increase since April 2012 according to the Pew Research Center. This is quite understandable as the internet is an increasingly vital piece of our culture. Seniors are using the internet for news and information, government services, health resources, and social networking sites to keep in touch with family and friends. "Some 81% of older adults who use social networking sites say they socialize with others on a daily or near daily basis."
So, where are the other 41%? (more…) →Read more →
Overcoming my biggest fear. I have always felt one of the biggest risks of entering retirement is not having enough to do to keep busy, engaged and actively involved over the time ahead. In talks with many retirees over the years, too many find themselves bored with the tedious life they live once they retire. No one wants their retirement days to stretch painfully on. Fortunately, I have come to the conclusion that when it comes to staying active I have my bases pretty well covered.(more…) →Read more →
Discover why The Veranda of Pensacola is the Best Retirement Community for you...
Regular water aerobics classes in our indoor heated pool and, because it’s heated, it gives a therapeutic benefit as well. Our classes provide for a great workout, minimizing the risk of injury. It is an excellent opportunity to improve the quality of life for those recovering from surgery or injury, those with arthritis and seniors who may have a problem with balance. Classes emphasize toning, range of motion, endurance and flexibility. We use buoyancy equipment for additional resistance for strengthening of the muscular and cardiovascular systems. (more…) →Read more →