Clients are more active and desire to move beyond the negative stereotypical image of seniors; therefore the term “elderly” should be abolished from our vocabulary altogether. Golden Beats provides a way to improve motivation and fitness adherence and has enhanced active older individuals’ lives. Healthy active adults who are mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially engaged will enjoy independence, live longer, and enjoy a higher quality of life. George Burns says it best: “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.”
“Growing old is inevitable; growing up is optional.” – Anon
Drums Alive ® – Golden Beats stimulates people whether they are young, old, healthy or ill. When we drum and dance we are having FUN! This, in turn, releases endorphins and negative feelings, while the rhythmical drum patterns increase synchronization of brain wave activity. In return, this provides feelings of euphoria, improved mental awareness, and self-acceptance. Drums Alive ® – Golden Beats is specially designed for the older adult population. It is a unique Drum and Dance Celebration that leaves participants feeling energized, yet centered and relaxed.
The value of quality of life assessment is that it provides a conceptual framework for addressing health promotion goals. Our conceptualization of quality of life, because of its congruence with these current health promotion principles and goals, offers a highly appropriate framework through which such activities can be addressed. Since these principles and goals reflect widely-held values in the health field, it is also very likely that our conceptualization is decidedly appropriate to address the goals of a wide range of health programs and services.
Quality of life may be conceived as either a desired outcome of health promotion practice, or as a determinant of health among older adults; that is, differentiating between pathological, normal, and optimal functioning among seniors. In both cases, the focus upon and assessment of quality of life appears to be a fertile area for public health planning and practice.
Activities for senior citizens help maintain independence
Having an active lifestyle contributes to a healthy body and mind, and helps to maintain independence. Hobbies can help an active senior increase ability to focus, improve memory, reduce stress, enhance the immune system, and improve their self-esteem.
Active seniors are better able to stay connected to family and friends. Having hobbies also gives them the ability to surround themselves with people whose company they enjoy. Many active seniors participate in their hobbies in the community that they live in. Walking, gardening, dancing, and swimming are just a few hobbies that can help them stay active.