The Benefits of Life in a Senior Living Community

Feb 13th, 2019

The choice to enter a senior living community can be difficult. Especially as an adult child of a senior, making the switch from living at home to living in a form of Assisted Living isn’t always clear. It might seem like the best option is to leave mom or dad in their own home as long as possible.

 

But that’s not always the case. In fact, it’s often much more beneficial and enjoyable for seniors to enter a senior living community.

 

 

Socialization

Isolation is hard at any age. Especially for older adults who are beginning to have a tough time getting around on their own, living on your own might seem like an attempt to maintain independence, but it gets lonely. Life in a Senior Living Community provides not just relationships with others, but socialization with peers that create lasting friendships. As Whereyoulivematters.org explains, “Having healthy social relationships is a significantly higher predictor of longevity and is associated with reduced rates of depression and better cognitive health.”

 

 

Opportunities for Physical Activity

Staying active might be the single most important action a person can do to slow the aging process. Senior Living facilities often provide exercise facilities and classes so residents can easily stay active year-round. The Club at Parkshore helps our residents stay active and greatly reduces their risk of falls, heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure.

 

Abundant Amenities

Parkshore provides different levels of care and services based on the needs of our residents. From transportation and laundry services to 24-hour care, our services change with your needs, so you’ll never find yourself feeling smothered or in need of extra help. A few of the Parkshore Amenities include:

 

  • Front desk concierge 24 hours per day
  • Controlled access building
  • Meals served in a beautiful dining room
  • Available room service
  • Scheduled transportation to events and shopping destinations
  • Movie room, library, and card room
  • Beauty/barber shop
  • Laundry services
  • Guest suites
  • Three centrally located elevators
  • Handicapped access
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds with outdoor patio and gardens

 

 

Planned Activities

Aside from the amenities, senior living facilities also have planned activities to keep residents entertained and involved. At Parkshore, we host music therapy sessions, games, religious services and groups, crafts, cooking, pet visits, and so much more! Daily, our residents will find something to keep them active and excited. Check out each of our events and monthly scheduled here.

 

Peace of Mind

A senior living community benefits not only the residents but their family members and friends as well. They can sleep easy knowing their loved one has quality, consistent care available at all times, and that extra care is available if the need arises.

 

To learn more about senior living communities, contact Parkshore Senior Campus or book a tour today!