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Health and Wellness Trends in Senior Living

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Senior Living Communities were created to provide a safe environment for older adults where they would be surrounded by their peers and have access to services and amenities applicable to a senior lifestyle. Traditionally, Senior Living was intended for adults who needed assistance with daily living tasks. Today, the model for Senior Communities has shifted to feature health and wellness over assistance and medical care.

If you want more out of Senior Living, look no further than Buckner Calder Woods. We promote an active senior lifestyle through diet, exercise, lifelong learning, and social activities. Our goal is to help you get the most health and happiness out of your retirement years. Reach out to us today at 844.536.0569 to learn how we incorporate the latest health trends into our upscale Senior Community.

What Are the Latest Health and Wellness Trends for Seniors?

Today’s seniors are living longer and more active lives than ever before. Senior Living Communities need to accommodate that change to stay current and provide their residents with the optimal Retirement Living experience. As you search for your just-right Senior Living Home, more communities offer programs that correlate with recent health and wellness trends.

Stress Management

Chronic stress can affect physical and mental health as well as longevity and healthspan. Seniors with high-stress levels have a higher incidence of conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and more. Senior Living Communities are attempting to reduce stress among their residents by implementing services and amenities to induce greater calm and relaxation, such as:

  • Meditation classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Tai chi classes
  • Spas

Senior Living Communities that offer a wealth of amenities also help reduce stress by handling everyday chores and errands such as housekeeping, home maintenance, and cooking.

Physical Fitness

Physical fitness is crucial as you age. Some important fitness components to enhance your quality of life in Senior Living are strength, balance, and flexibility.

Exercises that address each of the above areas of your physical fitness can allow you to maintain a fun, active lifestyle. They can help prevent falls and injuries while also supporting your energy and stamina. To care for residents’ physical health, Senior Living Communities may provide:

  • Fitness centers
  • Personal trainers
  • Exercise classes
  • Walking trails
  • Organized games and sports

By supporting physical health, Retirement Communities are helping their residents live longer, healthier lives. You will be able to spend more time enjoying your retirement and less time recovering from injuries or illness.

Cognitive Health

The effect of brain health on aging has gained more attention, so Senior Living Communities are offering more ways for their residents to sharpen their cognitive skills:

  • Educational courses
  • Puzzles and brain games
  • Informational seminars and workshops

Engaging in brain-supporting activities may help address cognitive issues such as memory loss and brain fog. It can also support those receiving Memory Care to mitigate the symptoms of Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Nutrition

Your dietary choices significantly impact how you look and feel in your senior years. Senior Living Communities are promoting well-rounded nutrition for their residents with:

  • Healthy dining options
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Nutrition presentations
  • Healthy cooking classes

Some Senior Communities also put additional emphasis on the quality of the food served on-site. You may find some farm-to-table options or food sourced from community gardens.

Enjoy the Latest Senior Health Trends at Buckner Calder Woods

We stay on top of the latest health and wellness trends in Senior Living at Buckner Calder Woods. We understand the connection between good physical and mental health and your quality of life in retirement. Our luxury Senior Living Community provides opportunities to address multiple areas of your health to feel your best as you age. Call us today at 844.536.0569 to learn more about our health and wellness programs.