Social interaction contributes to a healthier, happier life.
Living and being surrounded by others is linked to better health and long-term happiness.
When you think about what makes you happy, spending time with a spouse, child or dear friend likely comes to mind. Social interaction contributes to our health and happiness, especially as we grow older.
For seniors struggling to meet their care needs at home, research reveals assisted living is better than living alone. Assisted living facilities offer residents the opportunity to socialize throughout the day, which has a direct impact on their physical and mental well-being. Interacting with others also improves mood and one’s outlook on life.
Here are a few ways assisting living facilities can influence the health and quality of life of your loved one:
- Comfort and peace of mind. By moving to an assisted living facility, the isolation once felt living alone at home is replaced by the companionship found being surrounded by a community of seniors. There is also comfort knowing individual care needs can be met by the facility’s highly-qualified staff.
- Planned or spur-of-the-moment social activities. If mobility is an issue, seniors still living at home are alone all day. Assisted living facilities offer a variety of planned social activities every day. Want to play cards? Chances are there is someone right outside the door willing to challenge you to a game or two.
- Fitness opportunities. People of all ages struggle to get to the gym or make it to a fitness class. Many assisted living facilities offer gym equipment and exercise classes to keep residents moving—and moving with others is more fun!
- Community dining. No one enjoys eating alone. At a Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF), food is served in common areas so it’s guaranteed someone will be eager to share a meal with you.
Autumn’s Promise, one of the top CBRFs in Green Bay, offers a wide range of activities and social opportunities to help residents live life to the fullest. Residents receive personalized care and enjoy all the comforts of home. Visit our website to learn more and call 920-465-1181 to schedule a free tour.