3 Tips for Healthy Phoenix Senior Living
Making the decision to move into senior living can be difficult. There are so many things you need to consider, such as the services offered, location, cost, and amenities. But the reason you are likely moving into a Phoenix senior living community is for a little extra assistance when it comes to your health and/or safety. Because of this, it’s important to choose a Phoenix senior living community that enhances your health and well-being. Being healthy is more than just remembering to take your medicine. Here are three tips for healthy senior living.
1. Stay Social
Socialization has a huge impact on healthy senior living. It is a known fact that loneliness is a serious threat to seniors, as it increases the risk of high blood pressure, directly correlates to mental illness, and increases mortality risk. The way to combat all of this? Socialization. It’s important to choose a Phoenix senior living community that offers many different opportunities for you to socialize. For instance, here at BridgeWater, we offer various social activities, including happy hours, group activities, and restaurant-style dining.
2. Stay Creative
You may not have thought about it, but creative programs are essential to healthy senior living. Not only do they keep seniors active and encourage socialization, but they also engage them. Creative programs give seniors an outlet and a way to spend newfound free time.
Additionally, creative programs help stimulate the mind, which can help improve both memory and motor skills. They also increase confidence, and we all know how powerful confidence is when it comes to having a healthy mindset. What a great feeling it is when seniors find their niche and can take up a hobby they love to fill their time. This is why we work diligently here at BridgeWater to encourage our seniors to participate in such creative programs.
3. Choose a Positive Living Community
Our environment has a huge impact on our health, both physically and mentally. Because of this, it’s important to surround yourself with a community that has a positive impact on you. The apartments and communal centers should be kept clean and hygienic at all times. The staff should always put residents first, which is what we pride ourselves on here at BridgeWater. Also, as food can make or break a positive living community, we not only make sure that our food is delicious, but we make sure that it is nourishing as well.
As you can see, there is a lot that goes into choosing a senior living community. Additionally, there are some tips for you to ensure that you are aging healthily and in a community that is positively contributing to that health. We can confidently say that we do this at BridgeWater Assisted Living. If you are looking for Phoenix senior living, we encourage you to contact us today. We can share more about what we have to offer and even give you a tour. We know that BridgeWater is the right fit for you and look forward to showing you around.