Quality of life is impacted by our environment, and that’s not limited to just physical details that surround us. Our living conditions affect it, as do the people living with us. Our physical statuses play a part – even the food we eat can impact our happiness. As we move through life, we start to appreciate the different elements that impact quality of life, which is why it’s important to choose a community that improves it.
From physical and spiritual to emotional and social, there are several lifestyle-improving amenities at the best retirement communities in Shreveport. Let’s take a look at each of these areas and how they improve quality of life for residents.
First, let’s look at how communities can improve residents’ quality of life physically. Strength and balance can be improved through low-impact activities like yoga, bean bag baseball and other sports. Walking paths and outdoor gardens can be great for cardiovascular exercises. Then there’s the fact that the best communities will take care of maintenance and cleaning, which reduces the amount of stress on the body.
Spiritual health is also important, which is why the best retirement communities in Shreveport offer the option to join in on a religious service or group with your friends, as well as participate in worship services. (At The Glen, multiple denominations gather in the Chapel at various times during the week.) You can also sing hymns with a group, and there are gardens, communal spaces and outdoor areas for meditation and/or prayer.
Emotional support is a crucial element of quality of life at retirement communities. Residents should feel like the staff truly cares about their needs and will go above and beyond to help with daily activities if needed. Support groups with fellow residents and family members is another plus, as is an environment that promotes mental health.
Finally, the best retirement communities in Shreveport will benefit residents socially. You should be able to form new relationships and enjoy conversations with friends and neighbors. In fact, it’s an essential part of enjoying life. At The Glen, we host regular social hours and encourage socializing with fellow residents. That’s why we often bring in educational speakers who discuss relevant and timely topics, as well as host performing artists and showcase art exhibits. We feel the right social environment enhances your physical, spiritual and emotional quality of life as well.
If you’d like to see how a retirement community like The Glen can improve residents’ quality of life, contact us today to schedule a tour.