5 Mental Health Benefits of Senior Community Living

Our senior apartments are not just for people who need physical health care and assistance with daily tasks. Being part of an assisted living community can help the ones you love maintain good mental health as well. The elderly are at especially high risk for isolation, depression, and anxiety.

Our assisted living apartments are optimized to help residents stay well physically, mentally, and emotionally. Here are just five ways we believe senior community living can improve mental health.

  1. More Social Opportunities
  2. Access To Artistic & Intellectual Entertainment
  3. Increased Safety & Peace Of Mind
  4. Health & Wellness Programs
  5. Spiritual Services

1. Social Opportunities At PeachTree Place Assisted Living

Loneliness and social isolation can contribute to and worsen the symptoms of depression and dementia, so it’s critical that seniors spend ample time with friends and family. At PeaceTree Place Assisted Living, our residents enjoy group activities, events, clubs, outings, and bonding over meals in the dining room and ice cream parlor, all of which are great opportunities for socializing and making new friends.

2. Brain-Boosting & Creativity Senior Activities

Scientific studies have shown that engaging in creative or mentally stimulating activities can help improve mood and lower the rate of cognitive decline in seniors. Residents at PeachTree Place Assisted Living Community have access to an on-site library, book club, writing group, arts and crafts programs, music events, and more.

3. We Keep Our Community Safe

At PeachTree Place Assisted Living, our residents benefit from mobility assistance, medication management, mealtime and hygiene assistance, and 24/7 access to on-call emergency services, so there’s no need to worry about not having anyone to call if you need help. Our courtyard is also enclosed to keep out intruders. This increase in safety can help ease the minds of seniors with anxiety.

4. Health & Wellness Programs

Healthy eating and exercise habits are greatly beneficial for both physical and mental health. Many members of our community like to participate in low-impact group fitness classes, go on daily walks with friends, play Wii Bowling, and more. Our meal and snack menu is delicious, varied, and specially designed to daily dietary requirements, and we even have a nutritionist on our staff team!

5. Spiritual Opportunities

Some people find that feeling connected to a higher power and spending time with people who share their faith boosts their emotional and physical health. Many of our residents are members of the LDS church and enjoy participating in on-site sacrament meetings on Sundays. Of course, our living community welcomes residents of any faith as well as non-religious people, who may commune with one another on their own terms.

Come Visit Our Assisted Living Apartments In Utah

PeachTree Place Assisted Living Community is designed to support important pillars of mental health, such as independence, personal identity, friendship, and self-confidence. Many of our staff are also specially trained in dementia care and Alzheimer’s care. Contact us today to schedule a tour of our beautiful facilities in Ogden and get a feel for the community.

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