Mobility and activity in old age
What was taken for granted in younger years becomes more arduous and complicated in old age. At the same time, being active and independent whilst on the move contributes a great deal to personal satisfaction. Better mobility can also sustainably strengthen a person's own resources.
The Health Promotion Department of the Canton of Zurich and Pro Senectute offer a good overview of commitments and offers for older people and their relatives.
Eating correctly is particularly important in this phase of life
- Drink at least 1.5 liters of water daily unless otherwise recommended by your primary care physician.
- Make sure you have an adequate protein intake.
- Supplement your diet with a vitamin D supplement.
- Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains as they contain vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.
- Eat in company if possible.
Check your eating habits on the website of the Swiss Society for Nutrition.
Commitment of your community of residence
Did you know that your municipality has a "Fachstelle Alter"? This office was introduced in connection with the new Long-Term Care Act. Its goal is to enable residents to live in their own homes for as long as possible in a self-determined manner and with the best possible quality of life. According to surveys, this is the wish of most elderly people. The Office of Aging supports you and your relatives in creating a living and housing situation that enables you to live with good quality of life even at an advanced age.
Quality of life by living at home is offered, however they will also help to find solutions when adaptation to a new living situation becomes necessary. In addition, the specialist office has an overview of the available options in the field of old age and arranges services. It is also happy to assist you in making decisions.
This advice is free and available in your community of residence.