There are many components that contribute to your wellness. Studies find Senior Adults live happier, more fulfilled lives when a comprehensive approach to wellness is taken. Here’s just a glimpse at the 7 components of wellness.
Social wellness is the ability to relate and connect with other people. Social Wellness is about building and maintaining positive relationships. Social interactions with peers can boost your mood and keep your mind sharp. In a Senior Living Community, participating in a variety of scheduled events and activities can be good for Social Wellness and promote vital social connections.
Emotional wellness is the ability to understand and accept ourselves and successfully cope and deal with the challenges and obstacles life brings. Living in a Senior Community can relieve the stresses of everyday life for Senior Adults by providing freedom of retirement, fewer responsibilities, more time for travel and other leisure activities, as well as a maintenance-free lifestyle.
Spiritual Wellness is one’s ability to establish peace and harmony and to be fulfilled by aligning our values and spiritual beliefs with our everyday lives. Spiritual Wellness can be boosted when a Senior Living Community supports Faith practices. Senior Adults can nurture their spiritual selves through on-site worship services, bible studies, fellowship and praise. Spirituality becomes even more important as we grow older and can improve quality of life.
Environmental Wellness is being aware of nature, our environment and our immediate surroundings. A warm and comfortable Senior Living Community enhances the lives of residents, this includes gardens and green spaces, a clean bright atmosphere, a friendly caring staff, accessible technology, a well maintained property and festive seasonal decorations. A positive and spiritual environment can lead to longevity of life and better overall physical well being.
Occupational Wellness leads Senior Adults to explore ways they can serve, share and lead – and find the satisfaction and fulfillment they crave. At Senior Living Communities, residents have the ability to achieve personal satisfaction and maintain balance in their lives by participating in the many clubs, committees, groups and volunteer opportunities offered; therefore, promoting Occupational Wellness and enriched daily lives.
Physical Wellness helps maintain the ability to live independently. It’s a proven fact that “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” Though Senior Adults’ physical abilities vary, some regular physical activity is essential for health. This includes exercise and movement, as well as nutrition. Senior Adults participating in workout programs tailored to their needs, utilizing on site dietary help, and receiving guidance from physical therapists and superior clinical teams are just a few of the ways Senior Living Communities can promote Physical Wellness.
Intellectual Wellness activities boost cognitive function, stimulate the brain, and fuel lifelong learning. Senior Living Community Life Enrichment Programs give residents the opportunity to engage in writing clubs, educational seminars, and off campus excursions. Residents can also enhance their intellectual wellness with a good book or a friendly game of bridge. Keeping Senior Adults’ minds active and engaged is the ultimate goal.
As you can see, Senior Living Communities promote all seven components of wellness. Each component exists in relation to each other. Wellness may look different for each person, but we can all set the intention to be well and good in mindset, body and soul.