Fun in the Sun

It’s October and that means great weather is on its way for the Phoenix Valley!  The cooler temperatures are the perfect time for seniors to get outside and get some fresh air.  According to a study done by Dr. Paul Lips, Vitamin D is imperative to a senior citizen’s well being. The biggest source of Vitamin D is received from sunshine and the elderly population as a whole does not get enough.   In fact, Vitamin D deficiencies can cause secondary hyperparathyroidism, high bone turnover, bone loss, mineralization defects, and hip and other fractures.  Fortunately, the Phoenix area provides many fun outdoor activities to increase Vitamin D.

Here are some great outdoor attractions in Phoenix:

  • The Desert Botanical Garden – This sprawling 50 acre garden has one of the world’s greatest collections of desert plants.  With over 139 unique plant species, the Desert Botanical Garden is a great way to enjoy the beauty of the desert.
  • International Gem & Jewelry Show – This International trade show comes to Scottsdale at Westworld October 28 – 30.  They have diamonds, rubies, opals, gold and silver, as well as watches, earrings, necklaces, rings, settings and on-site sizing and repairs.
  • Old Town Farmers Market – This farmers market is for chefs and civilians alike.  Watch cooking demonstrations or purchase Arizona wine, coffee, vegan desserts, cheese, crostini, pasta, candy, tamales, hummus, frozen entrees and bread from more than 20 farmers.  This delicious delight is open on Saturdays from 8:30 am – 1 pm in Old Town Scottsdale.
  • Kierland Commons – Need a little retail therapy?  Kierland Commons is an indoor/outdoor mall with over 75 shops and restaurants.  This 38 acre extravaganza will give you plenty of sunshine and entertainment.

At Celestial care, our care givers will always accompany you to whichever event you would like to attend.  We pride ourselves in providing world-class care while letting our clients keep their independence.  So come on, it’s time to get some sunshine and Vitamin D!

Study received from http://edrv.endojournals.org