How a Life Plan Community Can Enhance Happiness for Seniors

Posted on 01/13/2022

You may find that your family house no longer meets your requirements as you get older, resulting in a less-than-satisfying lifestyle. However, having a positive attitude and experiencing fulfillment can have a beneficial impact on your mental and physical health. You can achieve this by moving to a life plan community. For example, according to the 2020 Age Well Study on residents' life satisfaction and happiness in life plan communities, 92 percent of respondents were extremely pleased with their current home. This finding emphasizes an important idea: when individuals feel a sense of community belonging, they seem to get more pleasure out of their lives.

Here's a summary of how independent and assisted living services may improve senior happiness and quality of health through retirement.

Enjoy the Life Plan Community by Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

You can have a more pleasurable life in your later years if you maintain excellent physical health and mental well-being. However, substandard living circumstances and lack of adequate health monitoring may result in your physical and mental health deteriorating as you age. Fortunately, senior living facilities provide a variety of care services to assist you in maintaining a healthy and happy life.

An Active Lifestyle to Enhance Your Body and Mind

Physical activities are popular among retirement village residents to improve their health and mobility. Furthermore, active seniors participate in aerobics to reduce stress and depression. Exercise promotes a sense of control and self-confidence that encourages a healthy lifestyle.

Health Monitoring as Part of Your Routine

In assisted living communities, professionals in nursing and medicine are on hand to assist you to manage your mental and physical health. Furthermore, several life plan communities offer memory support programs that give residents with dementia specialized activities and care. Thanks to these support systems and care options you will never be alone while managing your health needs.

An Extra Hand for Personal Care Needs

As health and strength ebb with the years, daily activities may become difficult. Many retirement community residents, however, enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle in which they receive assistance with their day-to-day needs. They can feel their quality of life improving as they enjoy a nutritious meal in a beautiful dining room surrounded by family and friends without having to worry about the details being handled by the staff. Care services don't stop at meals. Trained and dedicated staff members can assist with bathing, dressing, or other activities, promoting a sense of independence for the residents.

Enjoy the Advantages of an Active Social Life

When you maintain a social connection with other individuals, your overall health and well-being improve — it can extend your life by 50 percent. Of course, social happiness among individuals may vary from maintaining a small group of close friends to having a large social support network. But no matter what definition of social happiness you use, a senior living community can help you get it.

Build Your Social Circle 

As a retirement village resident is easy to make friends and interact with others, it is greatly encouraged as it has been linked to a higher quality of life. Those who maintain a social circle (regardless of how big or little, many or just one) have a 43 percent less chance of becoming disabled.

You are also at risk of social isolation as an older adult due to factors like spouse loss or friends and family relocation. If you find yourself in this scenario, keep in mind that retirement communities offer a variety of activities and excursions to help you maintain your social network and live a longer, happier life.

Improve Your Health and Community by Volunteering

Volunteering has practically no drawbacks. Many life plan communities provide their residents with many opportunities to volunteer as a result of the health benefits they receive! Seniors who volunteer may improve their physical abilities and life satisfaction while lowering their risk of illness and isolation, resulting in a happier and healthier lifestyle.

Choose LivGenerations

At LivGenerations, you will enjoy the best lifestyle in Arizona. From working out in the morning to lounging with your favorite drink under the stars. LivGenerations caters to active retirees who want a resort-like experience and an abundance of amenities. Enjoy the lifestyle-specific features of active living in any of their luxury communities in and around Phoenix.