Senior living communities have changed so much in the past decades that many seniors no longer know what it might be like to live in one. Today’s senior living residents enjoy a lifestyle that is full to the brim with ways to stay healthy, socially engaged and purposeful every day. For a sneak peek at a day in the life of senior living residents, read on!
A day in the life of senior living residents
Rise and shine!
Every morning offers a day of new opportunities to learn and grow, but it’s up to senior living residents to choose. For independent living residents the day may begin with coffee and the newspaper at home before heading off to a leisurely breakfast in the dining room. Senior living residents in assisted living or memory care might start off with some help from the care staff to get up, take medications, shower and dress. When they are ready to meet the day they too enjoy a wonderful chef-prepared breakfast.
After a healthy breakfast, many senior living residents take a look at the daily calendar of activities and choose what they want to do next. Healthy active seniors may take a run outside on the manicured trails, workout in the fitness center or grab a book and spend time reading in one of the quiet spots set aside just for them.
For senior living residents in assisted living, the options are similar and might include a yoga or exercise class, strolling the grounds or joining a workshop like arts and crafts or one of many other hobbies. They may also spend time with friends playing chess or card games or join a book club or other interest group where they continue to learn new things and keep their minds and bodies agile and healthy.
In memory care senior living, residents have plenty to do as well, including exercise classes and therapies designed to help them live as independently as possible. For example, music therapy or painting classes may be beneficial or perhaps a walk outdoors and socializing with others is in order. Everything is provided in an environment designed with safety and security in mind, by trained and compassionate staff who know each resident as an individual with their own wants and needs. Find out more about what senior living residents can expect in our blog, “Benefits of Living In A Community vs Staying In Your Home.”
Afternoon fun and relaxation
As the morning comes to an end, senior living residents in independent living can expect an exceptional lunch served in the dining room or delivered to their apartment to enjoy while they shop online or catch up on the news on TV. Later it’s time to join friends for an afternoon of shopping or visiting local attractions. For pet parents it’s also a great time to take a walk or play in the dog park, something that’s good for pets and people alike. It’s all about choices and the freedom that comes with a resort-style independent living community.
Senior living residents in assisted living may join their friends for a lunch that caters to their preferences and dietary needs. Next on tap may be a short nap or perhaps they prefer a fitness class or have an appointment at the onsite hair salon or barbershop. Other options might include meeting with their occupational or physical therapist, or perhaps a visit from family is on the agenda. Again, it’s all about staying active and independent in a place where all the help residents need is always close at hand.
Memory care offers senior living residents a variety of ways to enjoy the afternoon including on-going therapies, dementia-friendly outings and social activities. They may also have the opportunity to play with furry friends who are specially trained as companions for memory care residents. For a detailed look at tall the options for senior living residents, check out our blog, “How to Age in Place in Northern Georgia: Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care in Jasper, GA.”
Winding up the day
Senior living residents in all levels of care will sit down to a sumptuous dinner and afterward may return to their private luxury apartments or homes, take in a movie in the theater, watch the sunset on the patio with a beverage, or enjoy nature on a quiet walk. Better than living at home, senior living residents enjoy all the benefits of a fun, up-scale independent lifestyle free from all the responsibilities of life at home.
To learn more about luxury living at The Lodge at Stephens Lake, contact us today and schedule a tour!