Fun, Excitement, Laughter and Your Senior Health

Assisted Living
2/16/2017

When you’re stressed out, sad or overwhelmed, there’s no better cure than laughter! Here at Heritage Community, we believe in building a strong sense of community, a place where seniors can get out, enjoy themselves and have a good time with their friends and family. Our assisted living facilities offer a wealth of social opportunities that aim to provide seniors with access to exciting events, like theater visits, and socially engaging amenities, like our on-site salon. We believe that these offerings create a sense of fun and excitement but, more than that, they encourage smiling, laughter and enjoyment. In this post, we’re going to look at the benefits of laughter on senior health.

Laughter is its own kind of fitness

Laughter has been shown to burn calories and engage the stomach muscles. As an effortless form of fitness, it just can’t be beat!

Lower your blood pressure

The calming effect of laughter has been shown to lower blood pressure which, as a result, lowers the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Feel happier

Releasing endorphins, the chemicals that the body uses to promote happiness, laughter creates an immediate sense of happiness but, more importantly, it lays the groundwork for long-term satisfaction.

At Heritage Community, we are the premier choice for assisted living in Kalamazoo. With a wealth of activities, amenities and events on our regular schedule, our residents are never lacking for things to do. Better yet, they’ve always got someone to laugh with and something to laugh about! Whether it’s cooking lessons, fitness sessions, card games or tea time, the social opportunities are endless. If you’ve been looking for a bright, vibrant senior living community that encourages laughter, learning and living life to the fullest, contact us today to discuss the Heritage Community!

Tags: Assisted Living, Senior Health