Age-Defying Activities To Keep Seniors Radiant and Feeling Fresh

Age-Defying Activities To Keep Seniors Radiant and Feeling Fresh

During the ‘80s era of “Saturday Night Live,” Billy Crystal parodied the image-conscious playboy Fernando Lamas. With tongue playfully planted in cheek, the comedian told audiences, “It’s better to look good than to feel good … and you look mah-velous!”

These days, older adults want to know not just how to look younger but how to feel young again. Keep on reading if you’re a senior whose curiosity is sparked when you see online articles with tips on how to stay young looking after 40 or magazine covers with how to look 20 years younger in 30 days. Or if you’re looking for guidance on how to be young again or wondering, “Why do I feel younger than my age?” The age you stop feeling young differs for everyone.

To keep that youthful vibe going strong even as you get older, it’s all about your outlook, lifestyle and how you tackle each day. May marks a month of renewal and spring splendor in Texas Hill Country — the perfect time to embrace activities to stay active, rekindle your youthful spirit and keep you shining like the Lone Star you are.

10 Energizing Activities for a Timeless Glow

Youthful ventures abound in the heart of Austin’s bustling downtown scene and in the scenic hills of Longhorn Village. Our list includes something for everyone, no matter your mobility level.

  1. Discover the Ways of Wellness. Age-defying fitness reigns at Longhorn — from moving and grooving to music and full-body aquatic workouts to guided relaxation and strengthening, sculpting and flexibility classes.
  2. Spend time with the Exes and Bevo. From game show battles to pickleball tournaments, there are plenty of Texas Exes events to look forward to. For college sports fans, the University of Texas athletics schedule can always hook ‘em with something to watch.
  3. Let your inner Picasso or art enthusiast loose. Paint, sculpt, turn, craft and create in our art and woodworking studios. Head to an exhibit at Blanton Museum of Art or The Contemporary Austin, immerse yourself in an interactive art show at Wonderspaces or stroll the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum.
  4. Stop and smell the roses. Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with Longhorn’s gardening gang. If your thumb is more brown than green, get your flower fix at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center or Zilker Botanical Garden.
  5. Flex your mental muscles and let the games begin. Keep those neurons firing with trivia nights or round up your neighbors for a game night. Bust out the board games, deal the cards or challenge each other to a virtual bowling showdown.
  6. Pack your bags. Whether taking a road trip searching for the best Texas barbecue joints, cruising to the Caribbean or jet-setting to Europe, exploring new horizons is like hitting the refresh button on life.
  7. Launch a hobby exploration. If you want to know how to feel young again, explore new passions or rediscover old favorites. Whip up some culinary magic with a cooking class, grab some yarn and knitting needles, master a new language, or experience the world of words and great conversations by joining a book club.
  8. Give back, one good deed at a time. Volunteering is like a rejuvenating boost for your spirit, whether you’re packing groceries at a food bank, socializing adoptable pets at an animal shelter, keeping the community litter-free or mentoring a recent college grad.
  9. Soak up the local scene. Snag those tickets and hit the town. From concerts and symphonies to musicals and comedy shows, live performances are shots of adrenaline straight to your soul.
  10. Explore the great outdoors. It’s a nature lover’s paradise, whether you’re strolling Longhorn’s picture-perfect campus or lacing up your shoes and hitting one of Austin’s walking, hiking or biking trails.

Find the Fountain of Youth with Healthy Habits

Want even more lowdown on how to feel and look younger? Adopt these healthy habits to keep that youthful spark alive:

  • Live, learn and keep in the technology know. From mastering social media to exploring the latest apps, staying tech-savvy keeps you effortlessly cool.
  • For plump, hydrated and perky skin, use moisturizer and sunscreen, and drink plenty of water.
  • Load up on fruits, veggies and all the good stuff your body craves for a radiant glow.
  • Nail your beauty sleep routine like a pro. Your body does its best repair work when you’re catching some z’s.
  • Stand tall with your shoulders back; good posture adds height and exudes confidence.
  • Press the youthful reset button by freshening your look with a new hairstyle.
  • Strutting your stuff wearing comfortable and flattering threads will make you feel like a million bucks.


Interested in learning more about how Longhorn Village can help keep you looking and feeling mah-velous? Give us a call. 512.503.8288

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