When scouting for the perfect assisted living facility or senior living community, children often consider price, location, and services. Another thing of prime importance is the life enrichment programs that they offer. Your decision should be based on all these factors together.
The importance of life enrichment programs cannot be emphasized enough. The programs offer the opportunity to stay active and engaged, regularly doing so helps to grow and learn, that, in turn, promotes brain health. Keeping the brain in good shape is not just vital for those dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia, but also for healthy individuals to reduce the risk for dementia with increasing age. The fact that senior living communities offer life enrichment activities is one major reason behind older adults deciding to make the shift there since staying active and healthy is the only way to live a long and fulfilling life. Staying engaged also helps to overcome the health risks that loneliness and isolation bring with them, such as heart disease, depression, etc.
Anthem Senior Living is an acclaimed North Phoenix assisted living facility offering activities suited to residents’ lifestyle and interests in our bid to support their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive well-being.
Here’s how life enrichment programs help residents:
Boosts cognitive health– Life enrichment programs at senior living communities include activities, such as puzzles, reading, and board games that boost cognitive health. When the mind is active and engaged, there’s a dramatic improvement in one’s memory and reasoning abilities. Taking part in these activities can keep your loved one’s brain health intact and sometimes improve it.
Chances to socialize– Social connection or social engagement can help reduce stress and anxiety, reduce the risk of depression, and increase life expectancy. The life enrichment programs foster social connection by giving residents the chance to mingle with one another through the variety of activities and events on offer. Sadly, isolation doesn’t come alone, it brings with it a range of health issues such as obesity, heart disease, depression, etc.
Physical activity is essential to healthy aging– One should be active regardless of one’s age. Staying active is the key to preventing many diseases, and for seniors, they can get a whole lot of benefits from exercising regularly, starting from helping to manage chronic medical conditions, to maintaining healthy bones, muscles, and joints that’ll help them stay independent for as long as possible.
When scouting for a senior living community for your loved one, make sure to take a close look at the life enrichment programs that are on offer. If possible, attend a few activities or events to judge for yourself in terms of the benefits that your loved one can reap out of them.
Anthem Senior Living offers activities and organizes events (of course in keeping with all Covid-19 safety measures) so that residents make the most of life every day. Our life enrichment programs give them the opportunity to live a meaningful life, which is integral for their overall quality of life. Visit Anthem Senior Living to learn more or call us at 602.909.9550 with any questions or to take a tour of our facility.