Creating bonds in senior living, find community with like-minded people

Creating bonds in senior living, find community with like-minded people

As we age, isolation and loneliness increasingly become concerns for the well-being of older adults.

Spouses, friends and family members may pass away, and deterioration in health can make it more difficult to get out.

It’s a major concern because a significant factor in one’s mental health is the strength of their relationships. For over 80 years, Harvard University has been collecting data and conducting a study on the topic, and according to their findings, “people with strong connections to family, friends and their communities are happier, physically healthier, and live longer than people who are less well connected”.

So, what to do when it becomes harder to build, and maintain, those bonds?

That’s where senior living can help. Finding a community with like-minded people, and where the staff is dedicated to hosting social events and forging those relationships among residents, can provide someone with the network they need to remain happy and fulfilled at every stage of life.

Quite often people equate senior living with a loss of independence, however, building relationships with friends and neighbors can bring a sense of fulfillment that may be missing when someone lives alone and struggles to get out.

 

Life Enrichment at Prestige Senior Living Beaverton Hills

Here at Prestige Senior Living Beaverton Hills, you never know what each day may bring – our residents enjoy root beer float socials, tai chi and drumming classes!

Head to prestigecare.com/beavertonhills to see our event calendar or call us at (503) 520-1350 to schedule a tour and take part in one of our events!

 

To take the free assessment, visit fallriskassessment.com. For more about our community, visit prestigecare.com/beavertonhills.