As you have likely found in your research of senior living options, activity programs are a key feature in many communities. Senior living homes often have dedicated activity directors who plan enriching, educational, and recreational events for the residents.
But why are activities so important? Here are the top 3 reasons that activities truly enrich the lives of seniors.
- Relationships – Activities help residents in senior living communities meet each other and engage over similar interests. Friends are made at over card games, tending the garden, and on outings as individuals share common experiences. In addition, activity directors get to know residents well and are often the first to notice changes in the wellbeing of a member of the community.
- Lifelong learning – A decade ago, activities for seniors might have been limited to table games, but now, activity programs include classes, book clubs, trips, and all sorts of opportunities to learn new skills. A stimulated mind can stay healthier, so lifelong learning is a wonderful reason for seniors to engage in activity programs.
- Physical fitness and mobility – You may have heard the phrase, if you don’t use it, you lose it. This is certainly true for fitness and mobility as you age. Activity programs frequently include fitness classes, walking clubs, and games that require appropriate physical exertion. The more seniors move, the more they can keep moving.
As you can see, robust activity programs in senior living communities support the mind, body, and spirit of those who participate in them.
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