We watched Glenbrooke being built and knew right away that we would be selling our home to enjoy our retirement here. We have been here since 2003 and we will continue living here. Glenbrooke’s staff is second to none and they have become our family. Our friends that live here at Glenbrooke are also more like family. We enjoy the activities and lifestyle that Glenbrooke offers and truly believe there is not a better place to live out our retirement!
Age is Only a Number, Let’s Get Moving!! Back
As we age, we see that life plays some games with our mind and our bodies! Here are some tips that will help you find your best self! 60 is just a beginning so let’s get moving to keep your body, mind and soul in shape.
Tip 1 Wake Up Refreshed, Stretch & Be Happy
Go to bed early so that you will naturally wake up without being startled by an alarm clock. It is much easier to be refreshed when you wake up after a long, strong sleep that refreshes your body. Getting enough sleep is probably something you weren’t able to do before you retired. Take advantage of it and get some good rest. While you are sitting in bed or once you stand, you can start to stretch your body. When your feet hit the floor stretch out by reaching for the sky.
Tip 2 Find Your Passion
Are you a bird watcher? Do you collect baseball cards or stamps? Do you love animals? Find out what your passion is and do this with others. If you have the Internet, start reading all you can about what you love to do. Go to a bookstore and find books on the subject. You can get lost reading about your passion and not only are you feeding your heart but your brain benefits from you reading as well. It is important to keep your brain working after retirement as well as your body.
Tip 3 Take Walks
Walking is an excellent way to keep your body’s circulation moving like it should be. Gauge your walking pace to what you are comfortable at. You should not be walking so quickly that you cannot breathe. Walking is a relaxing and great way to be out in nature, enjoying the sights and smells. Cardiovascular health is one of the main problems people have. If you need some encouragement to get outside, get a dog. They need walks and you will enjoy their company. Dogs are therapeutic and can add sweetness to your life that you may be missing. Rescue one from the Humane Society. They will be loyal companions.
Tip 4 Weight Training
Don’t get scared. Nobody expects you to be in the next body building competition in your town. When you are around the house or on your walk, pick up something heavy and work out with it. You can do squats or lounges carrying a weight, a large rock or even your grandbaby. Grab a heavy pot from the kitchen or even canned foods and use those to build strength in your arms.
Tip 5 Join a Club
If you are finding it hard to get motivated, join a club where you can take classes with others. Having accountability partner’s help you stay on track and will enhance the work out for you.
The more active you are the better your body, mind and soul will feel. Have an attitude of gratitude, treat your body well and enjoy your retirement to the fullest!
As a widower, I felt extremely lonely and disconnected in my neighborhood and home. My friend introduced me to the idea of retirement living in an independent retirement community. I looked at several in Brevard County, but none had the sense of family or friendliness that Glenbrooke has. I’m here at Glenbrooke to stay!
I waited too long to make the move to Glenbrooke. I visited many times and told several of my friends to move, but couldn't seem to brave it for myself. The staff at Glenbrooke never gave up on me, and even helped to see me through the selling of my home and assisted with all the arrangements to make the move! I now feel that I have regained my zest for life and am proud to say that I have found the person I enjoy spending all my time with. I would have never had such an opportunity staying in my house. I am truly at home here!
My husband and I selected Glenbrooke as our home of choice to enhance our retirement lifestyle, but never thought about what Glenbrooke would offer if either of us passed away. After his passing, our children asked me to move closer to them. Even with my limited vision, I am able to maintain an independent, active, vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle. The staff is always available to meet any wants or needs that I may have, and they always do it with a smile and a hug.
Moving to Glenbrooke is the best decision I have ever made. I feel safe, secure and completely at home. My friends and family who come to visit can’t believe that my apartment is so spacious and beautiful! They are always complimenting me on my home and I never get tired of hearing the words “what a nice apartment”. The friends and family I have gained since moving here have definitely helped fill a void in my life, and I have peace of mind everyday knowing I have the freedom to engage as much or as little as I want.
I LOVE Living at Glenbrooke! They truly care about us. We asked for a change to the food and it was done quickly and is delicious. Thank you, Glenbrooke for taking such great care of us and making sure we are happy residents.