If you’re still unsure whether your loved ones will fare well in an independent living community, this article will solve your dilemma. Independent living is a senior living option catered to older adults who can take care of themselves and don’t require much assistance in day-to-day activities. As such, independent living communities do not offer extensive medical services, though there will be professional staff on-site to meet any requests. Here are some benefits of independent senior living communities your loved ones can experience.
Since most loved ones who enter our independent living community are in their retirement years, it makes sense that they wish to fully relax and have fun. Homeownership can be a burden due to its high financial costs and responsibility, which is why independent living is so attractive as residents no longer have to be concerned with household chores and any maintenance tasks. These responsibilities are now managed by our team of experienced housekeeping and maintenance staff. Therefore, as your loved ones busy themselves with engaging activities and events, we’ll handle all the hard work.
Achieve a Higher Quality of Life
For older adults, physical and mental wellness is of utmost priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one-third of adults aged 55 and above do not lead an active lifestyle, which is alarming news. Being physically active is one of the best ways to allow the body to fight off illnesses, prevent diseases and lower the risk of premature death. While your loved ones may still seem healthy and able-bodied, their bodies are gradually weakening over time.
Starting a fitness routine can be difficult, especially if your loved ones do not have prior experience in exercising. Fortunately, in our independent living community, they will be surrounded by medical and fitness personnel, who are well-trained to recommend a healthy lifestyle suited for your loved ones. Under our Dimensions Health & Fitness program, residents can look forward to activities such as chair yoga, aerobics, and nature walks. What’s more, they can also undergo in-house health screenings every once in a while.
Follow a Nutritionally Beneficial Diet
No matter one’s age, following a healthy and well-balanced diet should be adhered to. Good nutrition is the key to gaining more energy, controlling or maintaining our weight, and preventing illnesses such as high blood pressure, heart diseases, and certain types of cancer. If your loved ones are unsure of the right foods to consume, do not fret as they can eat healthy in our independent living community. At our Sensations restaurant, residents are treated to chef-prepared gourmet meals two to three times daily. These meals are specially designed by nutritionists to maintain physical function and provide other health benefits.
Do you know that more than one-third of adults aged 45 and older suffer from social isolation and loneliness? This statistic was found through a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. While the common cause of social isolation is lack of access and inequality, societal factors such as ageism and lack of opportunities can also play a part. As such, here at Aston Gardens At Sun City Center, we ensure that all residents have equal and multiple occasions to mingle around. From outings around town to movie nights, your loved ones can stay engaged in the community and socialize.