02 Nov Importance of Social Activities for Seniors
There’s never a good time in life to be isolated, but it can be especially hard on seniors to lack socialization in their lives. Unfortunately, seniors are often left without many opportunities to engage in social activities, which can be detrimental to their health. At Liberty Ridge Senior Living, we understand just how important it is to provide social activities for seniors living within our communities.
Obstacles to Socialization for Seniors
Due to the effects of aging, seniors find themselves lacking socialization far too often. This leaves many seniors on their own for long periods of time, especially if they have experienced the loss of a spouse or if they have a family that lives far away. Some of the most common obstacles to socialization for seniors include physical ailments that keep them in treatment, lack of mobility, and cognitive decline.
With these barriers to socialization in mind, it’s important to create structured social activities for seniors to keep them engaged in healthy relationships.
Health Benefits of Socialization
We all feel better when we have consistent, fruitful relationships in our lives, yet it can be easy to forget just how important healthy relationships are for overall health. And since seniors are more vulnerable to health problems, having a healthy social rhythm is even more important than ever.
Socialization in seniors is linked to lower levels of depression and stress, leading to better mental health. Seniors who engage in social activities also experience fewer physical health problems as well. Socialization is known to lead to lower blood pressure and improved immune systems. Overall, seniors who stay social live longer, happier lives.
Social Activities for Seniors at Liberty Ridge
Here at Liberty Ridge, we strive to provide an environment where our residents have plenty of opportunities to engage in social interaction and foster meaningful relationships. The very nature of living in a senior living community lends itself to opportunities for relationships, but we also choose to go the extra mile to provide the best quality of life within our community.
A favorite social activity of our residents is our daily exercise class. Not only does this opportunity for physical activity benefit the wellbeing and health of our residents, but it also provides the perfect chance to bond over a shared positive experience. Our residents can cheer each other on and support one another as they stay fit.
We also host special events and parties for our residents. In particular, we host monthly birthday parties to celebrate residents with birthdays that month. Residents are also encouraged to attend holiday parties and regular social gatherings organized simply for the purpose of hanging out and having fun! And of course, there’s always the chance to have fun together playing Bingo or Trivia.
Here at Liberty Ridge Senior Living, we are dedicated to providing the best quality of life for our residents and always prioritize offering engaging social activities for seniors. We are located in Lexington, KY and proudly offer our services to Fayette County. Contact us today to learn more!