Meditation Offers Many Health Benefits to Senior Citizens

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | 7:32 pm

When you have elderly parents it is easy to worry about them. Are they sleeping well? Are they getting enough to eat? Are they happy? Are they healthy? There is one activity that can help your aging parents and all aspects of their lives – meditation.

Meditation offers a multitude of benefits. It has been shown to reduce inflammation. The older we get the more our joints become sore and simple tasks can become painful. It can help with digestion; constipation and upset stomach are common ailments in the elderly.

You may already be worried with the amount of medication your mom or dad takes. Meditation can help ease back and neck pain symptoms. How lovely would it be to wake up more relaxed and comfortable? Speaking of sleep, practicing meditation is a surefire way to sleep better. Not to mention much better for you than prescription sleeping pills.

Memory loss is always a concern with aging relatives. Meditation has been shown to contribute to both short and long term memory as well as recall of long lost memories. So they just might remember that time you crashed the car into the mailbox. It can also activate the happy portion of the brain and reduce stress. Both factors have been shown to contribute to a long life.

When your parent live, you may start to worry about them and it may be time to consider a move. Pasadena Highlands offers Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. They know that healthy living is happy living. One of the ways they show that is by offering meditation.

Pasadena Highlands knows the health benefits of meditation and seniors are invited to participate in their meditation class every Tuesday at 2:00 with Lucy in the theater. It is a great way to introduce senior to the benefits of meditation.

Pasadena Highlands offers Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. They are located at 1575 E. Washington Blvd. in Pasadena. You can reach them at (626) 768-7764 or visit www.pasadenahighlands.net for more details.

 

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