Stay active, stay ahead

Plenty of activities to keep one busy in Ladysmith

When we first started planning for our Prime Magazine, geared for a 55 + crowd, we made the decision to not just highlight the risks and concerns of growing older, but to pay more attention to how seniors are staying active.

What we found was staggering.

We found enough activities to keep even the youngest person busy.

It’s no secret that the Cowichan Valley is a very popular place to retire.

Speaking about some of the risks, they are still there and do need attention. There are a lot of great things about being in that 55+ age bracket, but it also comes with challenges.

Infections such as flu and colds are harder to shake, Alzheimer’s disease is a frightening possibility and there always seems to be some unscrupulous scammer looking to take advantage of a senior’s goodwill and faith in humanity.

However, as many seniors and advocates pointed out, the best way to stay ahead of those challenges is to stay active and social.

And there are plenty of opportunities for that in the Cowichan Valley.

Most refreshing has been the open, helping attitudes of the seniors’ community.

Don’t know to how play golf, they can teach you.

Mixed feelings about majong? Someone will walk you through every tile.

Whatever it will take to get people out, active and involved, the local senior community will do it.

Still not sure, take a look in this week’s issue of the Chronicle to find your copy of Prime or stop by the office to pick one up.