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How Senior Health Improves When Moving into Retirement Communities

When considering a move to a retirement community, people often think of it as a ‘final step’ and an acceptance that your health is failing. And while sometimes people move to a community like ours after a health event, most people move to our communities because they simply want a worry-free lifestyle. In fact, retirement communities aren’t places where your health deteriorates – they’re places where your health IMPROVES!

Let’s a took a look how your health can actually improve when moving into a senior living community!

You’re Getting Better Nutrition

Choosing nutritious meals can be challenging for us all as we age. Seniors tend to have a poor diet as a result of the time and expense it takes to prepare nutritious meals for one or two people. This makes it easy for seniors to choose effortless meals or fast food. Finding or arranging transportation to and from the grocery store is often difficult for seniors in order to gather fresh fruits and vegetables.

Senior living communities recognize the importance of nutritious meals for older adults and understand the value in eating together. 85 percent of seniors said that having someone to share meals with makes mealtimes more satisfying. The taste and nutritional value of the meals are important, but seniors found that sharing stimulating conversation during a meal was an equally vital aspect.

From Our Vantage Point:

At Vantage Point Communities, we focus on preparing quality meals with fresh ingredients. We pride ourselves in tasty food and menus that are customized for the areas in which our communities are located.

Social Interaction

Regardless of age, we all desire social interaction. Without it, seniors are at an increasingly higher risk for depression and feelings of loneliness. However, staying connected with others provides seniors with a sense of purpose, a greater life expectancy, a stronger immune system, and more optimism about their future.

In many retirement residences, social interactions are strongly encouraged, and activities are organized to provide an opportunity for seniors to converse with others who share the same lifestyle or interests. An active social schedule can provide real psychological and physical benefits.

From Our Vantage Point:

When you move to a community like ours, you move to a community of like-minded people who want a worry-free lifestyle. You won’t see bingo every day on our calendars (unless that’s what residents ask for!). Activities at Vantage Point communities are created with great care and attention to the interests of people who live in them. They aren’t dictated by a complicated corporate structure.

Improved Wellness

As we age, we tend to think that physical fitness or exercising is no longer ideal. This may be because of a health condition, weight or pain issues, or fear of injury. Not only does exercising help you maintain or lose weight, but it also helps to increase your metabolism and build muscle mass. In addition to that, it improves immune and digestive functioning, improves blood pressure and bone density, lowers risk of Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis, and certain cancers.

Many senior living communities offer opportunities to stay active and move your muscles, like pools, game rooms, and fitness centers. More available fitness opportunities will enable seniors improve their strength, flexibility, and posture.

From Our Vantage Point:

When we build our fitness and activity programs, we build them for all ages and ability levels. There is something for everyone when it comes to a fitness program!

Mental Stimulation

Cognitive health is an important component that shouldn't be overlooked as we age. any seniors experience hearing loss followed by deterioration of eyesight. While aging is inevitable, there are certain cognitive activities that can help to keep the brain sharp.

A senior living community provides individuals with a group of peers, a helpful staff, and regularly scheduled activities. Rather than choosing to live alone and having to complete responsibilities independently, they can take advantage of enjoying new experiences in the safety of a community environment.

From Our Vantage Point:

At Vantage Point, we strongly believe that when you no longer need to worry about the burdens of household maintenance, chores, and the like, you’re free to do the activities that you actually ENJOY participating in! Our goal is to create an environment for people that allows them the ability to walk out their door, down the hall, and have easy access to opportunities enjoy life and embrace their independence!

Vantage Point Retirement Living believes in offering our residents a retirement experience unlike any other! We have active adult living, independent living, assisted living and personal care, and compass memory care to suit your loved one’s needs. Visit our website to find out more!