Staying actively engaged in the world around you during retirement is an important part of aging well. From reducing your risk of disease to lowering the odds you’ll experience depression, where you choose to spend your retirement years is important.
Research shows that isolation is a health risk for older adults. It is linked to higher rates of chronic health conditions, like diabetes and high blood pressure, and even to early mortality.
Seniors are also at risk for leading a more sedentary lifestyle. It’s a health risk that researchers say can be as dangerous for you as smoking!
That’s where senior living communities come in.
Senior living communities provide older adults with more than just a safe environment with fewer household chores to worry about. They also help prevent isolation and loneliness, while nurturing the body, mind, and spirit.
Here are a few of the many ways retirement communities improve seniors’ health and well-being.
Time for a Move: The Benefits of Senior Living Communities
- Opportunity to meet new people and make new friends
- Develop a support system of peers who are experiencing similar aging-related changes and challenges
- Participate in daily life enrichment opportunities that range from art classes to morning devotionals, card groups, and gardening
- Chef-inspired meals that support healthy nutrition and meet seniors’ unique needs
- A thoughtfully designed environment that promotes a feeling of security
- Caregivers available around the clock
- Emergency call systems in apartments and suites
- Opportunity to join in on community outings to local destinations ranging from shopping malls to museums and movie theaters
- Wellness activities to meet a variety of interests from Tai Chi and chair yoga to walking clubs and stretching
- Informal gatherings and social opportunities throughout the day
- Transportation services for local outings, shopping trips, and appointments
- Peace of mind that comes from knowing more care and services are available should the need arise
- Hassle-free living (no snow removal or lawn care anymore!) means more time for hobbies and travel
- Volunteer opportunities on-campus and in the local area
Watch and Learn More about Senior Living
We know the decision to make a move during retirement can be difficult to do. Sometimes older adults want to learn more about senior living without committing to visiting a community in person just yet.
We understand. In fact, it’s the reason we created a series of video stories. They will help you learn more about Five Star. You can watch as many as you choose to hear the personal stories of our residents, their families, and our dedicated caregivers.
Then, when you are ready, call us to schedule a time for a tour. Our door is always open to new friends!