What is the secret to a long and happy life? Strong relationships with your spouse, family, and friends, it turns out, are the key to happiness. Seniors who live in independent living communities may be happier and have longer, more rewarding lives. Here are a few examples of how independent living can lead to a happy aging.
Residents in independent living communities are encouraged to participate in social activities. Though living alone at home might lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, independent living communities provide lots of opportunities to visit and catch up over a cup of coffee with a neighbor or over a meal in the dining area.
In aging humans, perceived loneliness has been linked to a number of negative health consequences, including increased melancholy and anxiety, cognitive decline, and even a weakened immune system. Community residents, on the other hand, can find friendships and peer support networks right down the hall.
When it comes to healthy aging, physical activity is critical. After all, nothing beats the surge of endorphins that comes with exercise. Aging adults, thankfully, do not need to run a marathon to reap the health and happiness benefits. They can instead go for a daily walk while listening to their favorite podcast, join a group workout class with pals, or swim a few laps in a pool.
Having Freedom and Feeling Safe
Terrace Place is your own home in an independent living community, giving you the freedom and security you deserve. You are encouraged to come and go as you like, and to decorate and set up your own space to your liking. You have the freedom to pick the level of assistance or involvement you need while still maintaining your independence.
Are you ready to have a healthier and happier life? Contact Terrace Place today to inquire about moving into a lifestyle you will love!