Oakland Bay Area Organization Helps Older Adults Stay Active

Photo courtesy of Bay Area Older Adults Facebook page

Photo courtesy of the Bay Area Older Adults Facebook page

There are many people who believe that retirement is a time to rest after a lifetime of making a living. While it’s true there are some seniors who would prefer to relax in their recliner and catch-up on episodes of Matlock and Murder She Wrote after they retire, there is a growing number of older adults who want to remain active long after their days of eight-hour shifts have ended.

Fortunately, in many parts of the country there are programs for these folks that are aimed at improving their quality of life. One such program is Bay Area Older Adults, an organization founded by Anne Ferguson to “stimulate the hearts, bodies and minds of older adults through easy access to arts and culture, nature and new friends.”

Ferguson, who created the organization out of her love for her grandparents, envisions creating sustainable communities of adults over the age of 50 who participate in healthy activities together, socialize, and support each other. From visits to museums and art galleries to walks and outdoor activities to meditation groups and educational lectures, Bay Area Older Adults offers a variety of programs and events for variety of different interests. Best of all, memberships are free.

Thrifty Medical Supply is Your Neighborhood Medical Supply Store

Live in the East Bay Area and need to rent a medical device or mobility equipment? Thrifty Medical Supply can help. For over eight years, the team at Thrifty Medical Supply has been helping folks in the area live a more comfortable and healthy life by providing the highest quality medical solutions. The family-owned and operated business offers the very best medical and mobility products, including wheelchairs, walkers, power chairs, scooters, hospital beds, ramps, patient lifts, and more. The company’s experienced staff is committed to providing its clients with the absolute best in customer service and quality and is willing to make every effort to ensure their experience is as pleasant and efficient as possible.

For more information or to browse a list of available rental equipment, visit their website. You can also visit their Facebook page by clicking here.