Juvenescent Wellness Recreation for Seniors
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 person.
Juvenescent Wellness brings high quality companionship to people so that they may remain independent in an environment that is comfortable and familiar.
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 and happiness. Juvenescent Wellness recreation specialists often engage seniors in crafts, exercise, puzzles and games, and walks to help maintain or restore motor skills and brain functioning. Here are four ways in which recreational activities can help you.
1. Enhances Physical Health
Recreational activities can help you overcome physical challenges due to past injuries or ill health. You may participate in activities that can help you remain physically fit, and the activities can be customized according to your needs and abilities. Some examples include walking, seated exercises, and chair yoga. These activities can increase your:
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, and our recreation specialists offer companionship and support. By maintaining/developing social skills through leisure activities you can keep isolation and depression at bay.
3. Boosts Cognitive Function
Recreation specialists work with seniors to maintain or restore cognitive functioning which keeps the mind fit and active. By finding the right set of activities for you a recreation expert can help slow 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 cognitive function include:
4. Eliminates Stress
Therapeutic recreation activities can elevate your mood and emotional health by eliminating stress. By engaging in meaningful activities you can develop a real sense of purpose in life. Recreational activities give you a positive way to manage your current health conditions, and other stressors. Whenever you become overwhelmed you can use recreational therapy to boost your 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 person's specific interests.