3 Ways a Senior Living Community Promotes Aging with Confidence
Adults entering their golden years may worry about losing confidence with age, but it doesn’t have to be that way. More and more, many older adults find fulfillment at all stages of aging with the help of a supportive senior living community.
Our Menno Haven community is specifically designed to cultivate aging with confidence through three support areas for our residents.
Making Fitness Convenient for All Stages of Aging
Maintaining levels of fitness is essential for physical and mental health. Older adults need opportunities to participate in fitness activities tailored to their abilities. Walking, yoga and swimming are fantastic low-impact activities that many can enjoy.
According to the National Institute on Aging, “Research has shown that it’s important to get all four types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Each one has different benefits.” You can read more about the different types of exercise here.
Life Plan Communities often offer amenities like fitness centers, pools, and classes designed specifically for seniors’ limitations. These opportunities help seniors embrace aging with confidence by maintaining their physical fitness.
Facilitating Social Connection to Support Mental Health
Many older adults enjoy the freedom and slower pace of retirement, but the lack of daily routine can lead to isolation and even depression. Finding social opportunities to connect with others becomes critical in this season.
Choosing a Life Plan Community like Menno Haven makes it easy to stay connected in lively friendships with like-minded individuals. We provide a variety of on-site opportunities to meet and make friends without the hassle of driving a long distance or fighting traffic.
Some of our social and community opportunities include:
- A Mentor Program to welcome new residents and prospects to the community
- Resident organized clubs and committees
- Volunteer programs
- Special events
- Volunteer opportunities in our greater local community
- Intergenerational programs
- Weekly trips to restaurants, theater shows, museums, and so much more!
Providing Assistance with Personal Care for Seniors
Practicing good personal hygiene can tremendously impact mood and mental health. Older adults living alone might struggle with motivation to keep up with personal hygiene. Maintaining a routine regardless of what’s on the schedule for that day will help seniors face their day with positivity and confidence.
At Menno Haven, personal care for our residents is among our top priorities. Residents enjoy personal care and attention from our friendly team of caregivers across numerous on-site amenities.
For example, Independent Living residents enjoy the on-site convenience of pharmacies, hair salons, and spas (just to name a few!). Additional one-on-one assistance is available for anyone requiring a more intentional and proactive approach.
Finding a Senior Living Community Where You Can Age with Confidence
If you or a loved one are considering joining a Life Plan Community, we invite you to visit Menno Haven. We’d love to show you around our two beautiful and distinct communities on over 200 acres in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
With only one mile between the communities, residents have open access to all of the amenities Menno Haven offers and supportive personal care services.
Contact us today for a free tour. We’d love to meet you!