Many seniors and families even look for especially active communities for their new Independent Living or Assisted Living!
Of course, living at home seems like a great deal for seniors, and most expect to stay there as long as possible. But, living without regular social interaction and activity can result in depression and unnecessarily poor health.
Obviously, health and physical capabilities are limiting to many seniors, but even frail individuals can benefit from, and enjoy, interaction with others in games, art, music and many forms of social fun. Actually, some of the most impressive improvements in social interaction and overall satisfaction come from joining others at meal time for small talk and news.
Back to the more active types. In many communities, physically capable folks can find other active guys and gals who share in dancing, walking, swimming and other exercise for body and mind. It's safe to say that this is wonderful for a senior's quality of life.
Regardless of the level of care and community that a senior ultimately joins, there is a very good likelihood that they will benefit from added potential for social interaction and activity that isn't found in the typical senior's own residence. Because of this, many families notice mom or dad begins to truly thrive in their new home.
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