Juvenescent Wellness - Home Recreation Expert
Juvenescent [joo-vuh-nes-uh nt] adjective.
1. being or becoming youthful; young.
2. young in appearance.
3. having the power to make young or youthful
Juvenescent Wellness provides seniors with private, 1:1,
in-home recreational activities and programs. We help seniors enhance their social, intellectual, emotional and physical well-being by engaging them in programs that foster confidence, self-worth, expression, and freedom of choice. We cater to the specific needs of each client.
Juvenescent Wellness brings high quality companionship right to your front door so that you can remain independent in an environment that is comfortable and familiar to you.
Our goal is to support seniors living within Toronto, and to increase quality of life.
Benefits of Recreational Activities
Recreational activities can contribute to a senior’s overall health, as well as his or her happiness. Juvenescent Wellness recreation specialists often engage seniors in crafts, exercise, puzzles and games, and walks to help maintain/restore motor skills and brain functioning. Here are four ways in which recreational activities can help your loved one.
1. Enhances Physical Health
Recreational activities can help your senior loved one overcome physical challenges due to past injuries or ill health. He or she can participate in activities that can help him or her remain physically fit, and the activities can be customized according to your loved one’s needs and abilities. Some examples include walking, seated exercises, and chair yoga. These activities can increase your loved one’s:
2. Increases Socialization
Isolation can lead to depression and loneliness in seniors, which makes them susceptible to heart disease, stroke, obesity, and other health conditions. Recreational activities have a variety of social benefits for your elderly loved one. By simply showing up and helping out your loved one, recreation experts offer companionship. By maintaining/developing social skills through leisure activities, your parent or grandparent can keep isolation and depression at bay.
3. Boosts Cognitive Function
Recreation specialists work with seniors to maintain/restore cognitive functioning, which keeps the mind fit and active. By finding the right set of activities for your senior loved one, a recreation expert can help slow down his or her cognitive decline. These activities help increase alertness, enhance problem-solving skills, and keep the brain stimulated.
Some of the therapeutic recreation activities that can enhance your loved one’s cognitive function include:
4. Eliminates Stress
Therapeutic recreation activities can elevate your loved one’s mood and emotional health by eliminating stress. By engaging in meaningful activities, your senior loved one can develop a real sense of purpose in life. Recreational activities give your loved one a positive way to manage his or her current health conditions, and other stressors. Whenever your aging loved one becomes overwhelmed, he or she can use recreational therapy to boost his or her mood and maintain a stronger sense of self instead of stressing about things that cannot be changed.
Flexibility and Body Awareness
Chair yoga may help with symptoms of many health issues including: hypertension (high blood pressure), anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, clinical depression, and chronic pain. Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in a chair yoga program.
Program Tailored to Client Interests
Interest Based Activities
Activities that do not fall under the categories listed. Through assessment and discussion a program will be created to suit the senior's specific interests.