Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Senior Living Communities

Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Senior Living Communities

As we get older, we inevitably acquire health and physical issues that affect our ability to live independently. When these situations occur, living at home alone might not be the safest option for you or a senior loved one.

Fortunately, senior living communities like The Heritage of Green Hills provide a safe and welcoming environment for older adults to thrive. Whether you or a loved one are seeking opportunities to connect with other seniors or you need more support with activities of daily living, there are countless physical and mental health benefits to living in community with like-minded seniors.

Here are just a few of the mental and physical perks that community living can provide for older adults as they navigate this precious stage of life. 

More opportunities to socialize

Research shows that when seniors live in isolation it dramatically increases the risk of cognitive decline, heart disease, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. On the other hand, individuals who regularly engage in meaningful activities with other people tend to be happier, live longer and have a strong sense of purpose.  At The Heritage of Green hills, every day presents new opportunities to engage with other seniors in the same stage of life. From eating together in our dining room to planned activities, like art classes and game night, community living makes it easy to build and maintain friendships.

Easy access to health services

As you get older, it is common to require more healthcare services and support. In fact, the need for daily assistance is one major reason many seniors decide to move to a senior living community in the first place. The Heritage of Green Hills offers independent living, personal care, memory care, respite, and hospice under one roof, so that as healthcare needs change, residents can comfortably age-in-place.

An active lifestyle

Studies show that staying active increases life expectancy and lowers the risk of major diseases and illnesses, including arthritis, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Whether you enjoy walking with friends, tap dancing, or group Zumba classes and water volleyball, we offer many opportunities to help you keep your body moving.  Our comprehensive Well by Design℠ wellness program helps residents set and achieve personal goals through eight dimensions of wellness: social, physical, intellectual, emotional, vocational, spiritual, environmental and health services.

Carefree living in a safe environment

Our communities are built with the safety of seniors in mind. Maintenance-free living means less time dedicated to home repairs or yardwork. Instead, seniors can spend more time pursuing new hobbies and spending time with people they love. Helping residents maintain their independence is our goal, but when extra support is needed, we offer assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We also host support groups for caregivers of individuals suffering from dementia, as well as other debilitating diseases. The monthly sessions take place in person on the 4th Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. EST at The Heritage Care Center. Contact us online to learn more.

Lifelong learning

Lastly, residing in a senior living community provides a variety of exciting ways to learn new things. Our engaging events calendar is packed full of fun and varied activities for residents to explore. Or check out our on-site amenities, like our community gardening space or creative arts studio, where you can try your hand at something new.  Lifelong learning not only helps seniors stay challenged mentally, but can provide significant social and physical benefits as well. 

At The Heritage of Green Hills, we are proud to provide residents a vibrant and stimulating environment that promotes an active lifestyle, new friendships and encourages our residents to live life to the fullest. To learn more, schedule a tour today!

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