Special Sections

Young at Heart May 2023 Final (1)

Issue link: https://www.ifoldsflip.com/i/1501802

Contents of this Issue


Page 5 of 5

Trouble With Your Prescriptions? We Can Help! B-12 Clinic – Tuesdays 4:30pm - 5:30pm • Boosting Your Immune System • Balancing Hormones • Decreasing Anxiety • Increasing Energy • Better Quality of Sleep Offering Pure Encapsulations ® Supplements Our products are FREE FROM unnecessary additives and many common allergens. Choose from hundreds of supplements, formulated to support different health categories, including cardiovascular, metabolic, immune, cognitive, gastrointestinal, hormone, and more. Open M - F 9am–6pm & Sat. 10am-2pm 831-535-6864 www.onescrx.com 104 Whispering Pines Dr Suite 105, Scotts Valley OneSource Compounding Pharmacy mixes, combines, or alters your prescription drugs, of two or more ingredients, so they fit your individual needs that cannot be met by commercial medications. Specializing in Compounding For: • Veterinary Prescriptions • Hormones for Men & Women • Autoimmune Diseases • Mast Cell Activation • Allergy Tolerable Doses Voted Best Pharmacy By Press Banner 2020, 2021, 2022 In collaboration with Hydration Hookup Great par t-time jobs for retirees Many adults nearing retirement age count down the days until they can bid adieu to the daily tasks of commuting and working so they can enjoy much more time for recreation, travel or whatever is they aspire to do. As enticing as unending free time may seem, some retirees find it is not ideal to be entirely free from the responsibility of working. As current seniors can attest, inflation can drive up the costs of living, meaning that seniors who were once able to afford a certain retirement life- style may no longer enjoy that hard-earned luxury. Others may miss the daily opportunities to socialize that working provides, or the way problem-solving on the job stimulates the brain. But even retirees who miss working may not be ready to return to the workforce full-time. That can make part-time employment an ideal fit for mature workers. Here's a look at some part-time positions that could be a good fit for older adults reentering the workforce. Retail sales associate Working in retail opens seniors up to a wide array of responsibilities and scenarios. Jobs may include greeting custom- ers, making sales, putting out inventory, and helping customers select merchan- dise. Being personable and having good cus- tomer service skills are necessary traits to have when working in retail. Many stores offer part- time employees flexible hours so schedules can be customized. Consultant Retirees who loved their job but wanted to spend less time doing it can return as consultants. According to The Bal- ance: Money, individuals often find they earn more per hour working as con- sultants than they did as full-time staff members. Consulting is a way to share expertise and expe- rience without making a full-time commitment. Customer service repre- sentative A customer service rep- resentative is tasked with helping customers solve problems and ensuring customer satisfaction. He or she may work ain a traditional office or store location, or answer calls and resolve issues from home. School positions Retirees may want to consider jobs working in schools or in related ca- pacities. Driving a school bus is an option if people are willing to undergo the proper training and licensing to operate this type of vehicle. Seniors also may consider work- ing as lunchroom aides or lunch service pro- viders, crossing guards, substitute teachers, and paraprofessionals. School employees will only work a few hours during the day. They'll also enjoy many holidays off as well as summer vacations. Receptionist Receptionists greet patients or customers in office settings. Accord- ing to AARP, they are the welcoming faces of organizations. Answer- ing phones and light clerical work also may be required of receptionists. Those who want to work off-peak hours can think about working nights and weekends in hospitals or skilled nursing facilities. Seniors have many different options if they decide they want to return to the workforce in a part- time capacity. By Metro Create Strength training for seniors A balanced diet and exercise, which includes a combination of aerobic activities and strength training, is necessary to maintain long-term health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular physical activity is one of the most important things older adults can do to protect their overall health. Exercise helps to delay or prevent many of the conditions that come with age. Adults ages 65 and older should aim for the recommended 150 minutes a week of moder- ate-intensity activity, such as brisk walking, and at least two days of activities that strengthen muscles. When it comes to muscle strengthening, seniors can follow these safety guidelines as they embark on their strength-training journeys. · Speak with a healthcare provider first. Get the green light to proceed with an exercise regimen before beginning by hav- ing a discussion with your general practitioner about your fitness goals. Your doctor can recommend strategies that are safe and point out any exercises that may compromise your overall health. · Master basic exercis- es first. Anyone new to strength training, which is sometimes known as resistance training, can start out slowly, even using just body weight, to provide resistance. Resistance ex- ercises can include squats, crunches, modified push- ups, planks, and lunges. · Graduate to resistance bands. When you're ready to move on to something else, consider resistance bands as an alternative to free weights. The bands can help you develop good form before introducing weight. Good form is key to avoiding injury. · Work with a trainer. Working with a certi- fied personal trainer can help you learn how to use free weights and strength-training ma- chines correctly. A trainer also can create a routine that includes the right number of sets and repetitions to gradually build and maintain muscle mass. If you decide against hiring a trainer, gym staff members may guide you through equip- ment and demonstrate proper form. · Exercise with a friend. Strength training with a friend or family member can provide motivation and keep you on target to meet your goals. · Build up gradually. Your first strength session should only last 10 to 15 minutes, according to Tiffany Chag, C.S.C.S., a strength coach at the Hos- pital for Special Surgery in New York. This enables you to gauge soreness. Wait until soreness abates before beginning your next session if you are new to strength training. Strength exercises are a vital part of maintaining health as a senior. Such exercises help maintain muscle mass and also improve balance and bone health. By Metro Create

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Special Sections - Young at Heart May 2023 Final (1)