16 Steps to a Longer, Independent Life.
At Forever Active, we understand the deep desire to maintain independence and enjoy a longer, fulfilling life, especially as you reach the age of 70 and beyond. We want to assure you that you're not alone on this journey. This guide is for you and your loved ones who are helping you navigate the challenges of ageing gracefully. It is tailored for seniors over 70 who aspire to continue living independently, vibrantly, and securely.
The Essence of Personal Safety
As you embrace your golden years, marked by wisdom, love, and cherished memories, personal safety becomes paramount. It's our unwavering commitment to help you maintain not only your physical well-being but also your peace of mind.
Embracing a Forever Active Life
Forever Active isn't just fitness training; we strive to be a trusted companion on your path to a better life. Our personal trainers share your passion for living fully, and they understand the unique challenges you face. Let's explore how personal safety can be your ally on this remarkable journey.
Safety in Your Sanctuary
Your home should be your haven, a place where you feel safe and comfortable. Let's make sure it stays that way.
1. Illuminating Pathways
Forever Active suggests brightening up your living space. Well-lit areas are essential, especially during the night. Consider installing motion-activated lights to help you navigate through the darkness without any fear.
2. Hazard Elimination
Take a stroll through your home and identify potential hazards like loose rugs, tangled cords, or slippery surfaces. These small fixes can significantly reduce the risk of accidents.
3. Security at Home
Investing in a home security system can offer you peace of mind, knowing that help is just a call away. We believe that feeling safe at home is the foundation of an independent, active lifestyle.
4. Home emergency preparedness
When mobility becomes a concern, or there's a worry about potential falls, a range of personal safety devices tailored for adults over 70 can offer reassurance and immediate assistance during emergencies. Here are a few options to explore:
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Staying Safe While Staying Active
Physical activity is a key component of ageing well. Our Forever Active trainers are dedicated to ensuring that your fitness journey is not only effective but also safe.
5. Gentle Warm-Up and Cool Down
Proper warm-up and cool-down exercises are vital for seniors. These routines help prevent injuries and promote flexibility. Our trainers always include these essential elements in your workout plans.
6. Equipment Selection
Choosing the right exercise equipment is crucial. Your Forever Active trainer will guide you in selecting equipment that matches your fitness level and ensures your safety.
7. Listen to Your Body
Your body communicates with you. If something feels off during a workout, your Forever Active trainer will advise you to stop immediately and consult with them. Your well-being comes first.
Safety Beyond Your Doorstep
Outdoor activities are not only great for your physical health but also for your soul. Let's ensure you stay safe while embracing the great outdoors.
8. Picking Safe Locations
When enjoying outdoor activities, opt for well-travelled paths or trails. Your Forever Active trainer can recommend suitable locations based on your physical abilities and interests.
9. Hydration is Vital
Proper hydration is especially crucial when you're active outdoors. Carry a water bottle with you and sip regularly to prevent dehydration.
10. Emergency Preparedness
Always have an emergency plan in place. Let a trusted friend or family member know where you'll be and when you expect to return. This simple precaution can be a lifesaver.
11. Medical ID
Creating a Medical ID on your iPhone is a crucial step. It allows you to input essential medical details such as allergies, medications, and emergency contacts. What's particularly important to note is that this information remains accessible to emergency services even if your phone is locked. Learn how set up Medical ID on iPhone
12. Emergency SOS for Personal Safety
Apple's iPhone offers a vital feature known as Emergency SOS. It enables you to swiftly contact emergency services and inform your designated emergency contacts of your location. Learn how to use Emergency SOS on your iPhone.
13. Activating Emergency SOS for Personal Safety
Here's a crucial tip that everyone should be aware of: You can activate Emergency SOS on your iPhone by quickly pressing the power button (located on the right side of your phone) five times. Alternatively, you can press and hold both the side button and either volume button until the sliders appear and the countdown for Emergency SOS concludes. Then, simply release the buttons. Learn more helpful setup tips.
Online Safety Matters
In today's digital age, online safety is just as vital as physical safety. Forever Active encourages you to stay secure in the virtual world too.
14. Managing Passwords
15. Beware of Online Scams
Online scams are indiscriminate, targeting individuals of all ages. It's essential to exercise caution when divulging personal information online and to stay well-informed about prevalent scams. In recent months, as AI technology has seen a significant surge, it's become increasingly evident that seniors are now the specific targets of AI voice scams, often using their grandchildren as bait.
16. Keeping Your Devices Updated
Regularly update your devices and software to guard against security vulnerabilities. Forever Active understands the importance of keeping your digital life secure, so you can focus on living independently and actively.
A Safe Journey to Independence
As you navigate the golden years of your life, personal safety is your steadfast companion. Your independence and well-being are our top priorities, and with Forever Active, you have a partner genuinely dedicated to your health and safety. Following these safety tips will empower you to embrace an active lifestyle while ensuring your security in every aspect of life.
So, whether you're at home, working out with your Forever Active trainer, exploring the outdoors, or venturing into the digital world, remember that safety is your steadfast companion. With Forever Active, you're not just prolonging your life; you're enhancing it, making each day a treasured gift filled with vitality and independence.
Together, we'll pave the way to a longer, independent life, filled with joy, love, and the freedom to cherish every moment.
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