It’s truly amazing to see how senior living communities have progressed over the years. From receiving standard care to now prioritizing achieving a holistic lifestyle, older adults have never been happier and healthier while living in a senior living community. Here at The Welstone At Mission Crossing, we know the importance of good health and wellness, especially for older adults who want to experience healthy aging. Therefore, we offer a wide range of fitness and wellness programs, alongside social activities and nutritious yet delicious meals – all in a safe and secure environment.
Below, we have provided a few examples of how your loved ones can age healthily in a senior living community.
Be More Independent
This goes especially for loved ones living in an independent living community such as The Welstone At Mission Crossing. Here, residents are encouraged to be self-reliant through a number of ways like planning their schedules and making their own decisions, be it in food choices or what activities to take part in. This will eventually increase their self-confidence in the long run.
When loved ones are more independent, they will feel more respected and have a greater sense of purpose in their life. As such, greater independence allows your loved ones to be more mentally and physically healthy.
Boost Cognitive and Emotional Health
Under our Dimensions Health and Fitness program, you’ll notice that our residents have access to our sophisticated FitCamp® fitness center, where a wide range of fitness and wellness programs take place regularly. These programs can include tailored workout routines, chair volleyball, and more. Residents are also encouraged to lead a more active lifestyle by our fitness professionals, who can give out instructions and provide appropriate assistance whenever necessary. It should be no surprise that being physically active improves blood flow to the brain, allowing it to work constantly. This boosts cognitive function, leading to enhanced learning and memory skills, better mood, and an overall healthier brain.
Prevent Social Isolation
One of the main reasons many older adults have chosen to live out their retirement years in a senior living community is the diverse range of activities offered. Here at The Welstone At Mission Crossing, our full-time Activities Director ensures that our events schedule is constantly updated with the latest and most exciting activities. These events provide an opportunity for residents to mingle around and form connections, preventing social isolation and loneliness. Loved ones who are socially isolated can suffer from many adverse effects such as depression, poor sleep quality, cognitive decline, and increased risk of chronic health conditions. Therefore, it’s important for your loved ones to be engaged in the community and have social contacts with other residents.
Improve Quality of Life
High quality of life is synonymous with healthy aging. If your loved ones are mentally and physically healthy, contented, and engaged, they can achieve a more productive and meaningful life. To know if your loved ones are aging healthily, you can look out for positive mental health, healthy eating, and physical robustness.