Neighborhoods change, neighbors move away, and we lose touch with friends. With time, we as human beings start to decline. It’s just a fact of life. But, how do we adapt? How do we not only adapt for physical and mental attributes, but also surroundings and lifestyle?
As seniors experience these changes, they often feel loneliness. It’s a tough reality to accept that a lot of the things they once knew as the norm are now changing, what seems like, all at the same time. Seniors who are isolated in their own homes start to experience a decline in happiness, which in turn leads to depression. This depression promotes a lack of motivation to be active and connect with others, which are vital keys to staying healthy and achieving joy. It is important that we take note of these negative trends before they start becoming the new standard for each day.
There are several challenges seniors face when it comes to committing to being active. Many seniors are unable to drive, so they are relying on other means of transportation. Seniors may also not be well informed of social opportunities to take advantage of. If you have a caregiver, whether it is yourself or an outside hire, seeking out these opportunities must become part of the job description. If not, a fulfilling and meaningful life will not be achieved, and depression will become the senior’s new reality which can then possibly turn into malnutrition.
At The Legacy, we are a community filled with opportunities right at your fingertips! We believe that every person, regardless of age or ability, still has a purpose. But before that purpose can be achieved, they must first become Connected to their community, both inside the walls of wherever they call home, as well as the city that they live in. Once they make these connections they will want to become more Active — physically, socially, and mentally. Only when they become active participants in their community will they gain a higher sense of Purpose. By providing a Safe environment for our residents, we know they can live a life full of opportunity.
Ask yourself – does my home offer my loved one the opportunity to live a connected, active, purposeful, and safe life? How much alone time does my loved one experience? What can I do to help my senior loved one re-engage in a socially active lifestyle?
Our committed and superior care staff provides unconditional love to all our residents. The senior residents at The Legacy are not only part of your family, but we welcome them and your entire family to ours! We get to know our residents better than anyone else, and build our activities and events around their interests and what brings them joy. With state-of-the-art senior technology only found at The Legacy, we are able to provide better care and assistance to seniors, and even assist in forecasting future illness to keep residents out of the hospital and thriving in their community!