Living a healthy lifestyle can offer a range of benefits, and is essential to enhancing the lives of our residents.


In honour of World Heart Day this September, we’re exploring ways to promote and maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle at our Fairways residence:

World Heart Day

A Balanced Lifestyle: What is World Heart Day?

World Heart Day is a global celebration that takes place annually on the 29th September.


The aim of this day is to raise awareness about Cardiovascular disease, and how to prevent it through important lifestyle changes.


An unhealthy diet and a lack of exercise are two of the main modifiable risk factors for heart problems. By participating in 30 minutes of exercise daily and maintaining a healthy diet, this can greatly minimise the risk of health issues.


At ACI Care, we understand the importance of building and maintaining a balanced lifestyle, and work closely with each of our residents to ensure their care plan promotes this.

Residents engaging in physical activity

Physical Ways to Stay Healthy

Staying healthy has a significant impact on various aspects of your life, including your physical, emotional and mental health.


At Fairways, we understand the importance of promoting a healthy lifestyle. Our holistic approach to care considers the physical and emotional needs of each of our residents, providing them with a sense of purpose and fulfilment throughout their time with us.


We encourage our residents to take part in regular physical activity, to help support their heart and enhance their strength, balance and mental health. This can include walks along Greatstone Beach or a light stroll around the nearby idyllic scenery of New Romney.


Spending time outdoors helps to improve physical wellbeing, leading to improved mood and reduced stress, as well as helping the body to heal quicker.


By dedicating time to staying active, you can increase oxygen to the brain and improve your overall physical mobility and strength. Other great activities for seniors include yoga, cycling, chair exercise, dancing, and many more!


Our residents at Fairways have recently been staying active through flower arranging, baking and dancing.

resident and carer dancing

Creating a Balanced Lifestyle | A Healthy Diet

Providing a well-balanced, homemade meal for our residents is key to ensuring they’re staying healthy and receiving the nutrients they need.


Creating a healthy diet incorporates nutrient-rich foods that provide the necessary vitamins, minerals, and energy the body needs, while reducing the intake of salt, sugar and harmful fats.


Exceeding the recommended daily intake of salt can cause high blood pressure, while a lack of nutrients can weaken your immune system.


At Fairways, we serve our residents three homemade meals a day to ensure nutritional quality, and to provide a sense of normalcy. Enjoying homemade meals at set times can provide residents with consistency and familiarity, promoting a home-like environment.


Consistent nutritious meals can increase energy levels while supporting the immune system, contributing to our residents’ welfare.

Balanced Lifestyle Resident Eating Dinner

The Importance of a Balanced Lifestyle

Living a balanced lifestyle is essential for improving overall wellbeing.


In care, older adults may feel a loss of independence and purpose. By building and maintaining a balanced routine, this can provide residents with a sense of accomplishment and predictability.


A balanced lifestyle can help to slow down any decline in physical and cognitive functioning that can occur with age, by promoting social interaction — which can lead to new connections. This is important for older adults, as it helps to minimise feelings of isolation, and boost their mood.


This balance can also assist with alleviating mental health issues through engaging in enriching activities that stimulate the mind and encourage movement.

Happy resident

A Balanced Lifestyle at Our Fairways Residence

A balanced lifestyle at Fairways Residence is crucial to ensuring our residents live the highest possible quality of life.


By encouraging healthy living, we can help our residents maintain their physical, mental and emotional well-being.


With regular physical activities, fresh, nutritious meals and access to outdoor spaces, a balanced lifestyle as Fairways is a top priority.


Reach out to our dedicated team today to find out more about the care we offer.


Alternatively, why not read our recent blog to discover how we can care for your loved one?


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