Age is just a number for these super-active seniors
It’s a no-brainer that staying active and exercising regularly are good for you. Staying active in your retirement years will help ensure you're able to fully enjoy the many years ahead. With retirement offering no shortage of opportunities to get in your very best shape, today’s older adults are more active than ever.
Getting into a groove with an exercise routine is easy when you’re doing something you love. If you need some inspiration, check out these Holiday Retirement residents who are on the move!
Look out, Roger Federer
Hal Zamzow, 82, from Holiday Retirement’s The Westmont has a passion for playing tennis. Hal has competed in a staggering number of tournaments over the years—more than 300! He has even won a national title! If that isn’t impressive enough, when Hal wasn’t racking up trophies, he officiated matches, served as a tennis club president and organized tournaments.
These days, Hal still picks up his racket to stay active, playing several times each week with members of the Cupertino Tennis Club.
Exercise holds the secret to longevity
It’s hard to believe Sue Harris is one year shy of centenarian status! Sue’s secret? She stays active with an eclectic mix of activities around Holiday Retirement’s Iris Place. On sunny days, you’re most likely to find Sue working in the garden, which brings her a host of physical and mental benefits. Sue also hits the gym every day to get her daily exercise routine in, keeping her bones and muscles strong. Brain health is also a priority for Sue. She keeps her mind sharp and her spirits high with regular fellowship.
With all those engaging activities on her calendar, it’s no wonder her friends at Iris Place say Sue always has a positive attitude and a smiling face!
Senior Olympics offer residents some healthy competition
Staying active doesn’t have to be a solo activity! Residents from three Holiday Retirement communities in Florida—Forest Oaks of Spring Hill, The Grande and Spring Oaks—laced up their sneakers to compete in a joint Senior Olympics. These active seniors competed in Holiday favorites like bocce ball, bean bag baseball and ping pong.
As if the health and social benefits of these activities—along with the thrill of victory—weren’t sweet enough, residents celebrated the end of the Senior Olympics with medals made of delicious chocolate!
These Holiday residents prove there’s a healthy activity out there for everyone! If you’re still looking to find your niche, check out Holiday’s free e-book, “Active senior living through fitness & wellness,” for more ideas on how to incorporate fitness that fits your lifestyle into your everyday routine.