Faith, spirituality, and aging go hand-in-hand, which is why at PeachTree Place Assisted Living, near Salt Lake City and Ogden UT, we provide access to services and materials to support the faith practices of its residents. Consistent spiritual practices are linked to better mental health, lower levels of stress, and improved longevity in seniors. So, we believe these services are vital.
Religion & Senior Care
The Mayo Clinic has conducted numerous studies of physical and mental health, and they all show improved outcomes for seniors who embrace a spiritual or religious practice. Also, during times of illness, those who relied on their spiritual beliefs were calmer and more at peace while dealing with health issues.
Senior care is about meeting needs and improving outcomes, and it’s clear that for most seniors, religion and spirituality play a significant role in overall health and wellbeing.
Ways To Incorporate Spirituality
Prayer ranks as a top practice for most seniors, allowing them to feel a connection to God or their higher power. Attending church services is still relevant as well, with 53% of those 65 and older saying they participate in weekly services.
Other ideas for incorporating spiritual practices might include taking meditative walks, practicing yoga, singing familiar hymns and songs, and reading religious materials and devotions.
Access To Religious Activities
At PeachTree Place Assisted Living, we strive to meet the spiritual needs of our residents. We offer a weekly LDS church service with sacrament on site for ease of access. Residents of all faiths are invited to attend this Christian service and welcome friends and loved ones who join them.
We offer several ways for our residents to connect and practice their religion, including:
Nearby Houses of Worship
We know that not everyone who chooses assisted living in Utah shares in the beliefs of the LDS faith. There are several churches and houses of worship for those of other faiths near to us in West Haven. These locations are easily accessed from our location and have religious services at various times over the weekend for convenience:
- Embry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal
- St. Mary’s Catholic Church
- Roy Bible Church
- Alpine Church
- Ogden Seventh Day Adventist
Spiritually Connected Senior Living In Salt Lake City
At PeachTree Place Assisted Living, conveniently located near Salt Lake City and Ogden, UT, we are committed to providing the best care and activities for our seniors. This includes maintaining a connection to spirituality and religion.
Contact us today to schedule a tour and find out more about our senior apartments, elder care, classes, and activities.