For those in their golden years, there often comes a time when they begin to seek a greater purpose in life. Life during retirement has its pleasant rhythms but can often lack direction for your loved ones if they live alone. In such cases, assisted living can be an excellent choice, providing a richness of life through a variety of experiences that help your loved one make new relationships, learn new skills, and make new memories. Here’s how assisted living can help your loved one rediscover the purpose of life.
Invigorating their Social Scene
Healthy friendships contribute to personal satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment. Even interactions with casual acquaintances can help make you feel part of a community. When your loved one is part of an assisted living community, they join a pool of peers that they can easily relate to and who are now experiencing a similar period of life as them. Many assisted living communities are proactive about giving their residents a variety of opportunities to build long-lasting and meaningful relationships. This happens through carefully planned and laid out amenities that provide spaces for residents to enjoy each other’s company. Programs such as Celebrations Activities & Events also present residents of Spring Mill with an enriching social calendar replete with game clubs, local outings and parties.
Intellectual and creative pursuits are a brilliant way for those in their golden years to discover a new dimension of themselves. Learning a new skill – through language or dance classes, for instance – or developing and maintaining intellectually-rewarding habits such as reading help nurture a sense of purpose and appreciation for the world around us. Assisted living communities thus often take care to curate educational programs for their residents such as classes, seminars and hobby groups. Such communities also provide opportunities for their residents to embark on the intellectual or creative pursuit of their choice in a group setting. As your loved one ages, they might often feel like they are only on the periphery of life. Providing them with enriching experiences and the chance to learn something new can help them rediscover their zest for life and feel “in the center” of things again.
Keeping the Body Healthy
Keeping sharp both socially and mentally is important for those in their golden years, but so is keeping the body healthy. Assisted living communities are equipped to do just that, with a bevy of physical and exercise programs for their residents, no matter their activity level. Amenities such as gyms provide age-appropriate equipment and advice for your loved one’s age group, while landscaped gardens and meticulously-maintained grounds provide good encouragement to get your loved one out for a brisk walk. Many assisted living communities also offer activities such as yoga and tai chi, which help activate not only the body but the mind. Physical activity, after all, also helps with maintaining and enhancing mental stability and wellbeing.
More than Just Somewhere to Live
Assisted living communities are well-equipped to help your loved one rediscover their purpose in life. At Spring Mill, we offer Personal Care and SHINE® Memory Care. If you’d like to know more about the community at Spring Mill, schedule a tour and head down today!