5 Wellness Tips for Seniors During Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month, the perfect occasion to shine a light on the different ways that men can enhance their personal health and well-being, particularly as they age. From prioritizing regular prostate check-ups, to embracing daily lifestyle habits that maintain cardiovascular health, there are several proactive measures that men can take to prevent illness and promote vitality. As a trusted name in Canadian seniors’ care, Park Place Seniors Living is committed to helping seniors make the most of their golden years with retirement residences that provide support, comfort, and community. Here, we’re sharing five essential wellness tips tailored specifically for men in their senior years to help them take charge of their mental, physical and emotional health.

1. Engage in Regular Exercise 

Regular physical activity is the cornerstone of good health, regardless of age. However, as men enter their senior years, staying active becomes even more crucial. Engaging in regular exercise not only helps maintain muscle mass and bone density, but also improves cardiovascular health and enhances mood. Aim for a combination of aerobic exercises, such as walking or swimming, and strength training activities like weightlifting or bodyweight exercises. Additionally, don’t underestimate the power of everyday activities like gardening or brisk walking – every bit of movement counts towards better health. At our Canadian seniors’ care communities, we offer residents a number of ways to embrace an active lifestyle, with special amenities like fitness centres at select locations, and robust recreational calendars that feature group exercise classes. We also offer accessible options for movement, like Chair Yoga, to accommodate those with mobility challenges.

2. Take Care of Your Heart 

Heart disease remains one of the most serious health threats to men worldwide, making it imperative for seniors to prioritize this facet of their health. Start by adopting heart-healthy habits such as eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins (like fish, turkey, and chicken). For those with high cholesterol, it’s important to be mindful of how much saturated fat, sodium, and processed foods you consume, as these are common contributors to heart problems. It’s also essential to monitor blood pressure and cholesterol levels regularly and follow any recommendations from healthcare providers to manage these risk factors effectively. Those struggling with high blood pressure should consider purchasing an at-home blood pressure monitor for added diligence and convenience. 

3. Embrace Mindfulness Activities

While physical health often takes center stage, it’s essential not to overlook the significance of mental well-being, especially as men age. Seniors may face challenges such as loneliness, depression, or cognitive decline, which can have a significant impact on quality of life. To safeguard mental health, prioritize activities that promote relaxation and stress reduction, such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, time in nature, or engaging in hobbies that bring joy and fulfillment. Scheduling regular visits with family, volunteering, and spending time with friends are just a few of the ways that seniors can combat feelings of loneliness while remaining socially active. Remember, there’s no shame in seeking professional support if needed. Our Canadian seniors’ care communities offer enriching organized events and recreational calendars to help residents cultivate meaningful relationships while engaging in the activities that they love. 

4. Monitor Prostate Health 

Prostate health is a significant concern for many men as they age, with conditions like benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer becoming more prevalent. While regular screenings and check-ups are essential, there are also proactive steps men can take to support prostate health. A few tips for maintaining a healthy prostate and minimizing the risk of prostate problems:

  1. Maintain a balanced diet that includes foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals – green leafy vegetables are a great source of vitamins and antioxidants 
  2. Incorporate prostate-friendly nutrients like lycopene (found in tomatoes) and zinc (found in seafood, nuts, and avocado)
  3. Don’t hesitate to discuss any concerns or symptoms with your healthcare provider promptly – early detection is key to effective treatment
  4. Stay hydrated, drinking a minimum of eight cups of water daily (and incorporating electrolytes during hot days and periods of heightened physical activity)

5. Stay Ahead of the Curve

Prevention is always better than treatment, and this holds especially true for men’s health in their senior years. Embrace preventive care measures such as regular health screenings, vaccinations, and check-ups to catch any potential health issues early on. Stay up-to-date with recommended screenings for conditions like colon cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis, as well as vaccinations for flu, pneumonia, and shingles. By staying proactive about your health and addressing any concerns promptly, you can minimize the risk of serious health complications and enjoy a more active and fulfilling senior life. Our Canadian retirement residences offer assisted/supportive living and long-term care options to enhance seniors’ well-being through the presence of accredited nurses on-site.


While June is Men’s Health Month, it’s important to stay on top of our physical, mental, and emotional well-being all year long. By following these five wellness tips – staying active, prioritizing heart health, maintaining mental well-being, monitoring prostate health, and embracing preventive care – men can take charge of their health journey and enjoy a fulfilling and vibrant senior life. Remember, it’s never too late to invest in your health – your future self will thank you for it! 

As Canada’s leading provider of seniors’ care and housing, Park Place Seniors Living is committed to enriching the lives of seniors and offering support during every stage of their personal health journey. Interested in finding a Park Place retirement residence near you? Head to our location finder page to discover where our communities are located before you book a tour.