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Senior Living Activities in a Senior Community

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Seniors who participate in a variety of senior living activities experience fewer age-related decline symptoms. Your brain and body need regular exercise to reduce the common effects of aging. Seniors who lead a sedentary lifestyle are more likely to struggle with their physical and mental health and lose their freedom and independence much sooner.

At Calder Woods, our senior living community includes several different types of senior living recreational programs to enhance their daily lives and improve their overall health and well-being. We understand the value of daily physical and mentally stimulating activities in senior living and provide many fun and safe activities that our residents can enjoy within the community.

If you would like to talk about our senior recreational programs and how our community can enhance your retirement, call 409.407.7636 today to schedule a consultation.

Recreational Programs in Senior Living

Living an active lifestyle is especially important for seniors who are beginning to feel sluggish or mentally unchallenged on a daily basis. Seniors who live alone are at a greater risk of falling into a sedentary lifestyle, as it can become more challenging for them to get out and be social and active. This kind of living will lead to increased joint pain, less mobility, fatigue, and bad posture, not to mention depression, isolation, and loneliness.

Moving into a senior living community that offers a number of recreational programs can slow these age-related symptoms from happening and give seniors a more fulfilling, longer life. Just some of the types of recreational programs in senior living include:

  • Gardening
  • Chess
  • Nature walks
  • Puzzles
  • Arts and crafts
  • Cooking and baking
  • Learning a new skill
  • Swimming
  • Reading

Even joining a book club or talking with friends about various subjects can be fun activities that stimulate the mind and give seniors something to do each day. Having something to do each day can motivate seniors to get out of the house and be active and social instead of sitting all day and watching TV.

At Calder Woods, our senior living activities range from book clubs and social events to cooking classes, daily exercising, arts and crafts, luxury spa treatments, and much more. Our goal is to create an enriching and fulfilling retirement for each resident based on their likes and needs.

The Benefits of Senior Living Activities

One of the most significant contributors to senior age-related decline is a lack of physical and mentally stimulating activities. Fortunately, there are plenty of things seniors can do to prevent memory decline and increasing pain and discomfort when walking or doing daily chores.

Here are just some of the benefits of participating in senior living activities:

  • Disease prevention – Stimulating activities can lower the risk of developing dementia, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer.
  • Longer lifespan – An active lifestyle increases general life satisfaction. It gives seniors a sense of purpose, which can go a long way toward keeping them motivated and feeling healthy and happy.
  • Less chances of depression and loneliness – Socializing with other seniors is just as important as being active. Many senior activities are done in groups to allow seniors to talk with others and develop new friendships.
  • Can improve cognitive abilities – Daily participation in mentally stimulating activities, such as reading, playing chess, or working on a puzzle, can slow the progress of dementia or general memory loss.
  • Better coping skills – A healthy and active mind allows seniors to be more resilient and recover more quickly from difficult situations, like the loss of a loved one.

These are just a few of the benefits seniors can expect when participating in physically and mentally stimulating activities in senior living. Any activity that gets them up and moving and thinking can benefit seniors and allow them to make the most out of their golden years.

Calder Woods – Call Today to Enroll in Our Senior Recreational Programs

At Calder Woods, we welcome Texas seniors of all activity levels who are ready to move into a full-service senior living community. Our facility in Beaumont includes private rooms and apartments, an on-site activities director and chaplain, a variety of dining experiences, and many more essential senior services. Our programs are perfect for seniors who are still active and for those who need daily assistance to maintain their quality of life.

For more information about our senior living recreational programs, contact us online or call 409.407.7636 today to speak with our compassionate team.