Age can slow you down. If you don’t exert any effort to stay active, then it’s good for your health. You have to find ways to get physically and socially active – Unique Activities in Palm Cay.

Active aging is the way to go. According to Usatoday.com, active not only keeps you healthy but it also prevents loneliness. One of the main reasons why loneliness is common among seniors is because of the fact that they don’t feel relevant anymore. According to a survey of 1000 senior respondents, aged 64, they just don’t feel that important to anybody anymore. That feeling could easily lead to loneliness.

Loneliness is inevitable as you age. However, you need to fight it. One good way to fight loneliness is to age actively.

Aging actively is the goal of many 55+ communities. Hence, it is the reason why various 55+ communities offer a lot of amenities. They want to keep their residents physically and socially engaged.

Most of the activities among the many 55+ communities are pretty much similar. However, there is one 55+ community that offers unique activities and that is Palm Cay.

Palm Cay is a gated 55+ community located in Ocala. This is a beautiful community with only 795 single-family homes. If you want to see it, let the real estate team at www.55Next.com take you around. Their industry knowledge of 55+ communities is all you need to get the best deal.

Check out the 5 unique activities in Palm Cay that keep its residents physically and socially engaged.

1. Clogging

Have you heard of clogging? If you think this has something to do with plumbing, think again. This is a very interesting activity.

Clogging is a folk dance that requires you to make sounds with the clogs you wear. It’s sort of like tap dancing but you’re wearing clogs instead.

The good news about clogging is that you can burn about four hundred calories an hour. That’s a lot of calories. Clogging also helps improve flexibility, lung capacity, endurance, blood pressure, strength, and coordination. This is according to an American fitness magazine.

2. Mah Jongg

Mah Jong is an ancient Chinese game and for some time, it was considered a royal game. Well, now you can enjoy playing it. Palm Cay offers this game to keep its residents socially engaged.

Mah Jongg is a tile-matching game played by four people. The tiles are pretty interesting because they have Chinese characters printed on them. However, that shouldn’t intimidate you because it’s very easy to learn how to play Mah Jongg. The longer you play it, the more fun it becomes.

While it does take some time to learn it, you will learn it. You not only get some precious social interactions by playing Mah Jongg. You also get to exercise your mind. To win a game Mah Jong or get a pong; you need to think about your moves.

3. Canasta

Canasta is a card game. The name was taken from the Spanish word basket. The reason for that was because the cards are kept inside a basket. Of course, it’s different now.

Canasta was a very popular card game in the 50s. It originated from Uruguay and spread throughout the South American countries. For some time, it was even more popular than the bridge card game. Canasta is pretty much similar to rummy.

This matching card-game not only gets the residents of Palm Cay to engage socially but it also keeps their minds pretty sharp.

4. Bunco

Bunco is a dice game and it’s pretty fun to play it. This is a group game consisting of 12 players. The 12 players are divided into four.

The four players are seated on a table. Hence, there are three tables in a game of Bunco. On each table are two teams, with teammates seating across each other. There’s a designated table and the other two tables are numbered.

The objective of Bunco is to win rounds by scoring more points than your opponents. The head table rings the bell to get the game started. With all the rolling of dice and scoring in Bunco, you’re sure to have a fantastic time playing it. It’s no wonder Palm Cay ensures its residents play it.

5. Pinochle

Pinochle is another fun game to play. It’s a card game that requires two decks of cards. However, you can get a pinochle set.

This game can be played by 2 or 4 people. There are two important phases in Pinochle and they are melding and the gameplay. As a trick-taking card game, it requires a lot of thinking. It’s a great way to stay socially active and at the same time, exercise the mind.

All these wonderful activities are played in the Oasis Clubhouse of Palm Cay. Residents not only end up interacting with their neighbours but they get to learn something new as well. In the long run, they get to beat the feeling of loneliness.

Active ageing is easy in Palm Cay. With the unique activities, residents are more than curious to try them out. They’re always motivated and excited to try something new.

Take a tour of Palm Cay to see the many activities that promote active ageing. Get in touch with the 55 Next real estate team to see this active 55+ community. Call 352-244-8977. You can also send them a message on the Contact Us page.

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