Whether we think of ourselves as introverts, extroverts, or a combination of the two, we all still need some type of socialization. It is a major contributing factor to our mental and emotional health, and it can impact our physical health.
To learn more about the importance of socialization, read “Healthy Aging & the Role that Socialization Plays.”
While the importance of socialization stays constant throughout each stage of our lives, the opportunities for it can begin to taper off as we age. That is unless you live in a senior living community.
There are a number of reasons why aging adults do not get as much socialization as they once did. From mobility issues to not having access to reliable transportation, it can be easy to become isolated in a private residence.
Fortunately, living in a senior living community is different. Individuals have endless opportunities for socialization and engagement without ever having to leave the community campus! At McClellan Senior Living, an all-inclusive senior living community in Anniston, Alabama, we a constantly creating new opportunities for members of our community to socialize and engage with one another. We are sharing what these opportunities are and the benefits they provide to our residents.
It is always good advice to exercise with a friend or partner. Your exercise partner can keep you motivated and consistent, so you stay active and reach your fitness goals.
At McClellan Senior Living, we have taken this advice to a whole new level. We host exercises classes so residents can participate in physical activity as a group.
Not only are these individuals staying physically active, but they also have the opportunity to socialize and form relationships with the other participants and encourage one another on a larger scale than just one-on-one.
Physical health is a major part of overall health and wellness, so if you can improve this while connecting with us, why not take advantage of it?
What we eat is what fuels our bodies and allows them to function properly. McClellan Senior Living takes nutrition seriously. Our all-inclusive senior living community offers three nutritious, restaurant-style meals daily that can accommodate dietary needs and restrictions, as well as resident preferences.
But that is not where it ends! The full dining experience is what makes our senior living community special. Mealtimes at our community bring our residents together and give them another opportunity to socialize and engage with one another while they enjoy a nutritious and delicious meal together.
One study from the University of Oxford even found “that the more often people eat with others, the more likely they are to feel happy and satisfied with their lives.”
Outdoor Areas and Raised Garden Beds
Spending time outdoors and connecting with nature can also help promote health and wellness. Our community offers walking paths, a covered patio, and raised garden beds for residents and guests to enjoy together.
In addition to the social benefits that gardening with peers offers, gardening has also been shown to:
- Relieve stress and anxiety
- Improve mood,
- Promote heart health,
- And strengthen the immune system.
On-Site Beauty and Barbershop
It is important to feel your best. While looks aren’t everything, you often feel your best when you look your best. Our full-service, on-site beauty and barbershop not only help our residents improve their self-esteem but also gives them the opportunity to socialize with the hairstylists, barbers, and other residents getting pampered.
(The on-site factor is just another added convenience that our all-inclusive senior living offers to residents!)
Regularly Scheduled Events & Entertainment
McClellan Senior Living also schedules a wide variety of events and entertainment for residents to enjoy, allowing the members of our community to pursue new or existing hobbies and interests and keep their minds active and engaged. This is all in addition to spending quality time and forming new relationships with the people who share these same interests.
The social opportunities offered in senior living are endless, and the relationships that are formed are priceless. To learn more about our community or our upcoming activities and events, contact a member of the McClellan Senior Living team or visit our website.