Assisted Living is a Great Way to Maintain Your Social Life!

assisted living
9/14/2016

With more and more people retiring, it’s becoming increasingly important to plan for the future. Maintaining an active life, filled with stimulating activities and social interaction is essential to the well-being of every senior. To ensure this, assisted living facilities – like Heritage Community of Kalamazoo – are designed around encouraging kinship and close community bonds. In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at why maintaining an active social life is beneficial to the health of seniors’ minds, bodies and spirits.

1. Encouragement

Remaining physically active can be difficult, even on the best days. But, with a lively, caring social group, exercise becomes fun, exciting and, most importantly, rewarding.

2. Mental stimulation

Some of the most stimulating experiences in life come in the form of conversations. When you create a comfortable environment and provide plenty of opportunities to socialize, you encourage seniors to exercise their brains and help to preserve mental acuity.

3. Nutritional support

Staying true to a difficult diet is a challenging task for most people. With the help of a social group in an assisted living setting, seniors can receive the support and encouragement that they need to stick to a healthy, nutritional diet.

At Heritage Community of Kalamazoo, we offer varying levels of support at our Wyndham West and Directors Hall apartments. As a result, seniors are able to receive the unique, individualized care that they need. Whether they’re seeking the continuation of an active, outgoing social life or they want to engage in new, fun activities that keep them sharp, our team can help them make a simple and successful transition. If you would like to learn more about the options available at our senior living facilities, please give us a call, we’d be happy to discuss our programs!

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