The most awaited Tamil festival pongal is back. Pongal is a time of celebration and thanksgiving for the bountiful harvests of the previous year and is the biggest festival in the state of Tamil Nadu. This year’s four-day festival will be held between January 15 and January 18, and it will be highlighted by a number of rituals and traditions such as the giving of milk rice to the sun god and the well-known bull-taming activity known as Jallikattu. Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal, Mattu Pongal, and Kanum Pongal are the names of the festival’s four days. Pongal is the name of a traditional dish prepared of rice boiled in milk and sweetened with jaggery, and it also signifies to boil or overflow.
Living with others and being in a community environment can help us perform better because we are social animals by nature. Sadly, elders are more than the general population to feel isolated or lonely. Seniors are more likely to become alone as they age. Elders and their loved ones must take steps to maintain daily interaction if they want to avoid the negative repercussions of loneliness and isolation on seniors. The elders at Athulya Assisted living can socialize and take part in their festival in the same comfort as at home thanks to the Pongal celebration.
Even during festival seasons, it’s crucial to provide good food for seniors. Diet balancing can be helpful. Extra specific advice for older people Includes:
- By exercising, you can keep your muscles strong and at a healthy weight. It has been shown that adults over 65 often have better health if they are a bit stronger and have a slightly higher Weight. If you need to increase or lose weight, consult a health professional.
- Look out for your teeth. Try refined wholegrains, soft cooked and canned fruits and veggies, nut pastes and butters if nuts, grains, and hard fruits and vegetables are difficult for you to chew.
- Consume plenty of fiber-rich foods and stay hydrated. Even though your body requires fluids, as you get older you might not feel as thirsty as you used to. Water is necessary for hydration, digestion, and blood volume. Try to consume 6 to 8 cups of water daily, and more in hotter weather or when working out. The greatest option for hydration is water, but other options include tea, coffee, mineral and soda water, and low-fat milk. Foods high in fiber and lots of liquids will speed up the movement of slow bowels.
- Use less salt. Salt is necessary for everyone, but too much might increase your risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. Watch your intake of high-sodium foods such sauces, potato chips, cured meats, and snack foods. When shopping, choose foods with less salt, and flavor your dish without salt by using herbs and spices.
- Get your minerals and vitamins. You can be lacking in some essential vitamins and minerals if you eat less or experience digestive problems. You should always choose a variety of foods from the five food groups and discuss your levels with your doctor.
For our elderly to live fulfilling lives, they require more than just healthcare management. Our Athulya Assisted Living facility is not just for elderly people who are sick, but also for people who want to live in a warm, loving, and happy environment with access to healthcare and nursing care around-the-clock. The advantages of assisted living with care include a lifestyle full of social interaction, wellness programs, and neighborhood gatherings that are aimed at improving the well-being of senior citizens.
Pongal at Athulya is a celebration for seniors and a time of enjoyment that seniors can cherish as a memory forever. Athulya Assisted Living Takes joy in wishing seniors a Happy, Healthy and Safe Pongal for everyone reading this blog.