Many assisted living communities recognize the importance of creating engaging activities for their residents. Participation in activities offers seniors cognitive and social stimulation and can help lessen feelings of isolation and depression. It’s well known that seniors who stay physically active by exercising at least three times per week can improve their mobility and overall quality of life. The importance of involving oneself in the activities offered by assisted living facilities cannot be stressed enough. These activities can help a senior continue to live his or her life to the fullest.
Get Involved in these Activities for Seniors!
Today’s assisted living facilities offer much more than just Bingo (although Bingo is still a staple!). From field trips and outdoor excursions, to specific classes just for seniors, the activities at assisted living facilities promote overall mental, physical and social well-being.
Activities for Physical Fitness
Many assisted living facilities have walking clubs or personalized physical fitness programs designed to boost a senior’s energy and fitness levels. At American Senior Communities, the New Energy Wellness Program was created for seniors to improve their mobility and make everyday tasks easier. Offered at several locations, the program is sure to help seniors enjoy a more active life and feel better overall. Tai chi and yoga are also growing in popularity at some assisted living facilities. These physical activities are all designed to help a senior view exercise as a pleasure rather than a chore.
Field Trips/Social Activities
Most communities host trips to museums, sporting events, shopping, local destinations or movies. These events can be monthly or weekly and give seniors an opportunity to get to know their community as a whole.
Mental stimulation is crucial for seniors to allow them to keep expanding their horizons. Some of the American Senior Communities’ locations offer classes on topics like Driver/Home Safety, Financial/Legal Matters, Funeral Planning and Protection from Identity Theft, just to name a few. Other common courses offered for seniors include technology classes, painting, writing and foreign language courses.
Remember, a common goal among many assisted living facilities is to keep their residents happy, healthy, active and involved. Offering a wide variety of activities for seniors helps them do just that.
For more information about Assisted Living at American Senior Communities, visit www.ASCSeniorCare.com/al .