As you age, your risk of depression and isolation increases. Elderly people with health issues or who can’t drive have a harder time making social visits and keeping up with friends and family. Their friend group may also dwindle as people become ill and pass away. Helping your elderly loved one maintain a sense of community and social engagement will give them a better chance of feeling happy, loved, and cared for. See how a sense of community for seniors is important:
Isolation and loneliness can increase an elderly person’s chances of physical and mental health issues. Participating in a social community, like a senior living community, can reduce their risk of isolation and give them opportunities to engage with their peers. Maintaining this type of social connection can improve cognitive function and decrease the chances of age-related decline, as well as improve their overall sense of well-being.
Your loved one’s community is a secondary support network for them as they age. Having access to emotional support is vital for maintaining mental health. A senior living community that offers organized events, activities, and support groups can support your loved one’s mental health and alleviate stress, anxiety, and isolation.
Purpose & Engagement
High levels of social interaction with a community will allow your elderly loved one to maintain their sense of purpose in life. Engaging with others, making new friends, volunteering, and taking part in a daily routine will help your loved one feel motivated and fulfilled. They will also have greater self-confidence and self-worth.
When your loved one has the support of a community, they are more likely to stay active and healthy. If your loved one’s senior living community offers group exercise classes, these classes can help them maintain healthy habits while spending time with their peers.
Find Your Community at Twin Town Villa
At Twin Town Villa, we offer a rich, full senior living community. Our Community Life program caters to the residents’ needs, interests, and abilities. Our activity program, “A Part of You,” has a strong central philosophy: our residents’ experiences, hobbies, and interests are the focus. To learn more, contact us to schedule a tour of the community or call us at (218) 643-9542 with questions.