For many seniors, moving to a retirement living community means increased independence, more flexible living options and the worry-free lifestyle that comes with not having to maintain a home. However, for many individuals, community activities that provide opportunities for physical fitness, socialization, learning and spiritual wellness are also significant benefits of moving to a senior living community.
At many communities, especially Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), activities related to fitness, education and spiritual wellness provide more to residents than simply a place to call home. If you or a loved one have been thinking about moving to a senior living community, keep in mind that most reputable communities will include the following:
Physical Wellness Activities
Staying physically active is important for people at every age. Activities that increase mobility and improve strength and coordination don’t necessarily require a gym membership. Many senior living communities offer a range of fitness classes, equipment and programs, including: Silver Sneakers, Yoga, Swimming, Dancing and Aerobics that can appeal to a variety of interests. Most communities will also offer exercise equipment for individuals who would prefer not to go the class route. The best part about each of these options – is being able to reach individual fitness goals while never having to leave home.
Concordia retirement communities Highpointe at Rebecca, Concordia at Sumner and Concordia Village of Tampa (as well as all of our other retirement living locations) offer unique fitness classes, programs and equipment including:
• Dance Clubs
• Silver Sneakers Classes
• Aquatic Fitness Classes
• Exercise Equipment
• Walking Clubs
• Stretching and Flexibility Classes
• Balance, Stability and Strength Training Courses
Mental Wellness Through Lifelong Learning
Learning doesn’t have to end in the classroom. Continuously searching for new ways to hone a skill, improve a certain ability or expand your knowledge of a topic helps keep your mind sharp. Many senior living communities offer classes, instructional courses and entertainment for residents to engage in. Finding the right type of materials to suit your interests is easy when there are a variety of options available.
Some unique educational programs at Concordia of the South Hills and Concordia at Cabot (as well as our other communities) include:
• Technology Courses
• History Series Courses
• Painting Instructional Courses
• Cooking Courses
• Book Clubs
• Special Interest Courses
Wellness extends far beyond our physical and mental state. Caring for our emotional and spiritual wellbeing is equally as important as caring for our physical and mental health. There are many ways to promote spiritual wellness. One of the most important is spending time with others. This is because spiritual wellness and socialization go hand-in-hand.
Activities that promote spiritual wellness at each of our Concordia locations include:
• Worship Services
• Bible Studies
• Prayer Groups
• Hymn Sings
• Volunteer Opportunities
Although these are only a few of the many wellness benefits retirement community living has to offer, they are some of the most important when it comes to understanding what lifestyle is best for you. Before deciding on a retirement community, ask about what wellness activities and programs are available.
For more information about the wide range of amenities and programs offered to retirement community residents at our locations in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Tampa, Florida, visit www.ConcordiaRetirement.org, call our headquarters at 724-352-1571 or message us through the contact form on our website.
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