When you think about your dream retirement, what comes to mind? Do you picture yourself traveling, meeting new friends, volunteering for your favorite organization, or simply spending more time pursuing a favorite hobby? A senior community can be the perfect addition to your retirement plans because they offer amenities that make meeting your wellness goals even easier.
Here are a few senior community amenities that are designed to enhance your wellness, whether that is your physical wellness, emotional wellness, or mental wellness.
Fitness Center and Group Fitness Classes
It’s so much easier to get that daily workout in when your neighbors are saving you a spot. Thanks to the accountability of friends and the convenience of an on-site fitness center, your yoga class just got a lot more fun. Even better, an exceptional senior community knows that residents can benefit from having a personal trainer on staff to recommend a fitness plan that can work for any ability or age.
New Learning Opportunities
While almost any senior community offers a calendar of events and activities, only the exceptional ones focus on giving residents multiple opportunities to learn something new throughout the month. Whether it is a language class, a hobby workshop, a health presentation, or a history lecture, these new learning opportunities help to foster a sense of empowerment, increase self– esteem, and increase cognitive skills.
Preparing healthy meals three times per day can become downright exhausting in retirement. Fortunately, senior living communities take the hassle out of meal planning, grocery shopping, and preparation. Residents can take advantage of chef-prepared meals served in a variety of restaurants or bistros onsite, giving them the chance to enjoy delicious foods with a neighbor or two. Thanks to the convenience, residents are more likely to eat better and make healthier choices, contributing to their overall wellness.
Walking Trails and Spaces in Nature
There’s something spiritual and peaceful about connecting with nature, but it can be difficult to find a trail or spot that is quiet enough to hear birds chirping. Senior living communities are designed to provide plenty of spaces for residents to simply enjoy the outdoors. Whether it is a system of landscaped walking trails, a courtyard or patio to entertain, a pond to check out the local wildlife, or even dining service outdoors, these amenities are perfect for anyone who can stand to spend some extra time outside (which is nearly everyone!).
Visiting Physicians and Healthcare Professionals
Often, local physicians, counselors, and other healthcare professionals will visit senior living communities to host events, screenings, or office hours. Having quick access to a medical professional can make it easier to ask questions or follow– up on a health concern. Further, senior living communities offer nurses and caregivers who are on staff, giving residents a safe place to get the assistance they may need, whenever they may need it.
At The Glen, we know our maintenance-free lifestyle often entices residents to our community. But it is the amenities and conveniences that we provide that make our community a vibrant home for everyone who lives here. Schedule your virtual or in-person tour today to experience life and wellness at The Glen for yourself.