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Why a Day at the Beach Is Ideal for Active Seniors

Adult man with gray hair reading on the beach under an umbrella

The benefits of being active become even more important as we age. Professionals encourage older adults to stimulate the brain and the body on a daily basis, whether it’s nurturing social connections or improving mobility through exercise. As an upscale senior living community focused on holistic health and wellness, we motivate our residents to lead active lifestyles—including fun, supervised outings to the beach.

Given Florida’s ocean breezes, miles of coastline, and enviable year-round subtropical climate, it’s not surprising that our official nickname is the Sunshine State. And it’s no secret that heading to the beach has its health benefits.

Long before the beach was a magnet for sunbathing, doctors believed that the ocean had healing properties, from boosting blood circulation to aiding bowel movements. And while some of their propositions remain unproven, recent scientific studies confirm: the beach is good for you! Proximity to the coast can enhance your mental and physical health by reducing stress, improving your breathing, and putting you in a mild meditative state.

As part of our commitment to ensuring current and future residents stay healthy and active, we encourage older adults to regularly enjoy our community’s idyllic coastline. Amid swaying palm trees and rolling waves, our Assisted Living residents can watch sunrises and sunsets, stroll along the breathtaking shoreline, or soak up the warmth of the sun from a comfortable lounge chair during safe and secure field trips to the shore.

Residents of The Club are just minutes away from some of Florida’s most wonderful beaches. One of our favorites, Oceanfront Park Beach, is a serene seaside oasis with shaded canopy walkways, a wheelchair-accessible ramp and beach-traversable wheelchairs, a sea turtle sculpture, calm waters, and postcard-perfect views of the coastline. Whether you simply want to walk along the sandy seashore, watch seabirds dive for fish, hunt for seashells, or build sandcastles, the beach provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. These memorable outings with friends and family offer the chance to engage in thoughtful reflection, too. There’s something about being near the beach that invigorates the body and improves your mood.

You can experience the mood-boosting properties of the beach from The Club. Our community overlooks the open sea, stretches of sand, and Intracoastal Waterways, an incredible sight to behold from the balconies of our top-floor suites.

As a community dedicated to personalized wellness and health, we advocate for our seniors, at every stage in their lives, to take advantage of the tranquil mindfulness of the ocean whenever they are able to do so.

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. And we agree. At The Club, we inspire our coastal community to bask in the beautiful South Florida sunshine, make a splash, and feel the ocean breeze. An outing to the beach restores the body and soul. Just don’t forget the sunscreen.

Take a closer look at The Club at Boynton Beach and it’ll be as clear as the South Florida sea why older adults choose to live at our stylish community. To learn more about The Club at Boynton Beach, take a tour of our residences, meet our staff, or make a deposit, contact us today!