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9 Ideas to Help Seniors Naturally Improve Their Immune System

9 Ideas to Help Seniors Naturally Improve Their Immune System

A senior couple drinks tea at their residence at the independent living in Elkhorn
January 24, 2024

Are you an older adult who is seeking ways to naturally boost your immune system during the winter months? Look no further! Symphony Pointe, your go-to destination for independent living in Elkhorn, has got you covered. We understand the importance of maintaining a strong immune system, especially during the chilly winter season. In this blog, we’ll share a few valuable tips and advice to help you bolster your immune system naturally. Continue reading to get all the details! 

1. Stay Active with Symphony Pointe’s Amenities

First off, staying active can do wonders for naturally boosting your immune system. Here at Symphony Pointe, we’re committed to helping our residents stay active and fit. Our community offers various amenities to promote physical activity, including:

Workout in the Movement Gym

Work out when you want by visiting the on-site gym. A variety of equipment, free weights, and group classes await you.

Take a Dip in the Wavelength Pool

At our beautiful wavelength pool, residents can swim laps, enjoy water aerobics, or simply take a dip in the water. 

Hit Up the Pickleball and Bocce Ball Courts 

Engage in friendly matches and stay active while enjoying the company of fellow residents. These two sports are popular among senior adults due to their low-impact yet highly entertaining nature. 

Visit the Pet-Friendly Walking Paths

As soon as the weather begins to warm up, take a stroll with your furry friend in our beautiful surroundings.

Join in On Life Enrichment Activities

The fun doesn’t stop there! Participate in a range of activities designed to keep you engaged and moving.

2. Focus on Quality Nutrition

Good nutrition is essential for a robust immune system. Symphony Pointe offers a variety of dining options to cater to your culinary preferences:


Experience restaurant-style service with a menu that includes comfort food and upscale items.


Grab a quick bite with sandwiches, salads, and other options at this casual dining spot.


Specifically designed for assisted living residents, Concerto offers a wide array of menu options.


Reserve this space for special events and take advantage of our in-house catering services.

3. Hydration

Did you know that the feeling of thirst can naturally diminish with age? However, this doesn’t mean that your body doesn’t need the hydration! In fact, you should make it a goal to stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Herbal teas and broths can also provide added warmth and hydration during the winter.

4. Get Enough Sleep

It is no secret that getting quality sleep is essential for immune health. Seniors should aim for 7-9 hours of restful sleep each night to allow your body to recharge. If you aren’t feeling well, it is vital that you give yourself ample time to rest and recover. Should you have difficulty sleeping, be sure to schedule an appointment with your doctor to see if there are any medication or diet changes that need to be made. 

A happy senior woman wakes up well rested and drinking a glass of water

5. Stress Management

Practice relaxation techniques like meditation, deep breathing, or tai chi to reduce stress, which can weaken the immune system. As a retired senior, stress should be the last thing on your mind! Our community provides access to amenities that promote relaxation:

The Tranquillo Spa: Enjoy a massage or a facial to relax and rejuvenate.

The Bel Canto Salon: Get your hair cut and styled right where you live, ensuring convenience for both men and women.

In addition to these amenities, Symphony Pointe adds convenience to your daily life:

  • An on-site concierge to accept packages, arrange free local transportation, and assist with maintenance needs.
  • Three resident elevators for easy access to higher floors.
  • An underground parking garage with ample spots and car wash station

6. Stay Socially Connected

Staying connected with the world around you can really help to boost both your mental and emotional well-being. Do your best to maintain social connections with friends and family, whether that is in person or through virtual means. By becoming a resident of our independent living in Elkhorn, you will always be surrounded by friends and fellow residents, giving you many chances to connect and socialize. 

7. Vitamin D

Soaking up the sunshine isn’t just good for your emotional wellbeing, but it can naturally boost your immune system as well! By spending time outdoors and in natural sunlight, you are bolstering your body’s Vitamin D levels. Vitamin D plays a critical role in ensuring your immune system stays in top shape. Alternatively, you consider Vitamin D supplements.

8. Hand Hygiene

Frequent handwashing with soap and water is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections. It is also encouraged to keep hand sanitizer on your person, such as in your bag or purse, when out and about in public. Before using a shopping cart or other publicly accessible item, be sure to wipe it down with a sanitizing wipe. 

9. Keep Positive

Last but certainly not least, maintain a positive outlook and indulge in activities that make you laugh and bring you joy. Symphony Pointe is more than just a place to live; it’s a vibrant community that encourages positive socialization and connection. We offer numerous opportunities for residents to come together, make new friends, and enjoy fulfilling social lives. Whether it’s participating in group activities, joining clubs, or attending events, you’ll find countless ways to stay connected with like-minded individuals.

Discover the Best Senior Independent Living in Elkhorn

Symphony Pointe offers resort-style senior living in Omaha, with our independent living community now open! Experience the elegance that comes with aging gracefully. At Symphony Pointe, you can conduct your days your way. Enjoy fine dining, concierge services, and curated events before retiring to your private residence, complete with upscale furnishings.

Our independent living option is perfect for those who desire luxury living without the need for health or personal care provided by the community. Indulge in our resort-style amenities, relish delicious meals, and engage in curated events while benefiting from the vibrant community of individuals who call Symphony Pointe home.

As we wrap up, we invite you to contact Symphony Pointe to learn more about our community and take a tour. With our recent grand opening, we’re excited to welcome new residents who seek not only a comfortable living environment but also a place where health and wellness are at the forefront of our mission. Join us at Symphony Pointe for a fulfilling and vibrant independent living experience!