The Many Benefits of Companionship for Seniors

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Just because someone is older, it doesn’t mean the need for company, support and love lessens any.  Studies have found a consistent social life is particularly important to seniors’ emotional, physical and mental wellbeing.  However due to lifestyle changes many seniors experience such as retiring from the workplace, the death of a spouse and/or other close family and friends, and no longer driving, older adults can find themselves socially isolated.  

Having a healthy social life alleviates feelings of loneliness as well as helps to reduce the likelihood of depression, which is common among seniors.  It also helps to stave off cognitive decline and lessen anxiety.

Seniors with a more robust social life have been found to exercise more, which in itself can lead to better mental as well as physical health by strengthening the heart and immune system.  Researchers have found longevity to be another benefit of socialization, and maintaining a healthy social life is believed to improve seniors’ self-esteem and sense of worth.

At MorningStar of Santa Fe assisted living and memory care community, we provide a true home for our residents with a mission of building a “Family for Life.”  Our team consists of compassionate, loving individuals who have a felt calling to serve. In addition we offer a wide range of onsite amenities and services to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of our residents.  Once we open, our monthly calendar will be loaded with meaningful wellness programs along with fun, entertaining activities. Moreover both assisted living and memory care residents will have the opportunity to participate in scheduled outings and special events.  

Conveniently located on the west side of town at S Pacheco Street and Plaza Del Sur Drive, we are close to medical facilities, stores, banks and restaurants.  Please visit our website or our onsite Information Center for more details on luxury senior living in Santa Fe.   

MorningStar of Santa Fe offers the very best in senior living Santa Fe style with our distinct mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.”  Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve to create a ‘true home” for residents. Please visit our website for information on our Opening Celebration, and in the meantime, give us a call or visit our onsite Information Center.  

Source:

healthfully.com/543831-the-importance-of-elderly-exercise-socialization-programs.html

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