Thanks in part to both increasingly widespread health education and rapid strides in healthcare and medical technology, the human lifespan is increasing to a level never before seen in history. This is incredible news not only for people of advancing age and their loved ones, but also for future generations who could also enjoy increased longevity. Nevertheless, the aging process still takes a toll on us all. One of the most fundamental ways to prolong one’s life is by rising to this challenge. Aging can cause issues like vitamin deficiencies, reduced muscle mass, and cognitive complications, among others. Fortunately, there are many measures that can be taken to help keep these issues at bay, whether one is living at home or even in a senior living community.

Senior living homes have been misrepresented as sedentary settings where people simply sit around with little mental or physical stimulation. This stigma is neither fair nor accurate; in this day and age there are countless senior living communities offering vibrant lifestyles, stimulating resources, and the resources older adults need to maintain their health and enjoy their retirements to the fullest. Below are just a few of the ways modern senior living communities foster happy, healthy living.

Physical Health

Pursuing physical activity and exercise are some of the most important things older adults can do to maintain their overall health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), doing so “can prevent or delay many of the health problems that seem to come with age. It also helps your muscles grow stronger so you can keep doing your day-to-day activities without becoming dependent on others.” To this end, the right senior living community should offer plenty of opportunities for exercise, as well as a safe and walkable campus for exercise and light aerobic activity. More involved levels of care like skilled nursing should also offer resources like physical therapy to help ailing bodies bounce back to more ideal levels of health.

Spiritual Health

For many people, spirituality is an invaluable component of personal and mental health. It helps connect them with their faiths and belief, thereby improving their daily experience. What’s more, sharing this experience with others offers a wonderful opportunity for socializing and combatting isolation – a threat that affects many seniors today. Even people without any particular religious affiliation can find something to enjoy in this regard. It may be learning about the beliefs of others or even enjoying the warm, welcoming community that spiritual gatherings foster.

The right senior living community will offer everything a resident may need to maintain a complete and holistic level of health. This can help them to prolong their lives and enjoy their retirement years to the fullest.

If you would like to learn more about a non-profit CCRC in Ontario promoting holistic health for aging adults, call Inland Christian Home at (909) 983-0084 or contact us online at https://www.ichome.org/contact/ today.