Life can be stressful. Busy jobs, financial woes, family obligations, the ups and downs of married life, and so much more mean the reality is that few of us make it to old age without facing a heaping pile of stress.
Every new experience can be scary, and aging is no exception. But seniors are living longer, happier, more productive lives than ever. Nearly seventy percent of seniors say that the past year of their lives has been normal or better than normal. Most want to remain active members of their communities and trusted confidants to their families. Though most seniors say they want to live at home, just 43 percent of seniors over 70 find living at home easy.
Many people approach senior living with moderate expectations. A living space they can feel a little bit of comfort in. Edible meals. Some gardens and a chance to get outside. Enough activity so as not to be bored.
This is your retirement—why settle for moderate expectations? You deserve luxury. You deserve fun and fulfillment. You deserve five-star senior living!
But what exactly does this top tier of senior living communities offer its residents? Plenty. Here is just a sampling of five-star amenities that will enhance your retirement:
Seniors who are active and engaged enjoy better physical and mental health and experience less cognitive decline than those who are less connected, research shows. That’s just one way senior living activities help rein in senior care costs while making life more enjoyable for seniors.
There’s a common misconception that people with dementia can’t maintain meaningful relationships. But 80 percent of people with dementia can effectively communicate, and approximately one-third of them can make important decisions, one study found. The best books on dementia break down barriers and provide helpful strategies to make those types of meaningful engagements possible.
Every day is a perfect day to celebrate the contributions that grandparents make in our lives, but Sunday, September 10 is designated officially as Grandparents Day. Why not take advantage of this special day to enjoy some intergenerational family time together, making memories and passing down a few traditions? Here are a few ways that you can get your entire family involved in celebrating all things grandparents, no matter where Grandma lives.
Across the U.S. people of all ages took a break on Monday, August 21 to view the first total eclipse since 1918. In honor of the rare astronomical event, residents and staff at Arbor Company communities held viewing parties and learned about the eclipse.
Baby Boomers have been changing the world since they first came into it. As this influential generation moves into retirement, they are once again proving that the status quo will not do. The senior living industry has been working for decades to prepare for these active residents, and now that the Boomers are moving into senior living communities, we are watching as those communities transform into neighborhoods focused on wellness, socialization, and lifestyle. The best part of being a resident in an active senior living community? All of it.
Would you believe that for many seniors across the country, the cost of remaining home is on par with the cost of assisted living? It’s true, and an assisted living cost calculator can show you how by giving you an idea of the costs associated with assisted living.