Loneliness is a common cause of depression and anxiety in older adults. It can hasten cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
But life after retirement doesn’t have to be isolated—the key to feeling less alone as a senior is engaging with peers with similar interests and experiences. At an assisted living community, residents have daily opportunities to do so at their choosing.
Assisted Living Vs. Nursing Home: Which Is Better For Preventing Loneliness?
Assisted living facilities are designed to offer seniors the opportunity to form close relationships with other residents, giving them a sense of community and companionship. Most communities have optional scheduled activities, club meetings, and classes throughout the week, and residents can have guests come and go as they wish.
On the other hand, nursing homes generally afford less freedom to residents, so seniors might not have quite as much of a say in how much or when they socialize.
Staying Connected With Family
Staying connected with family and friends is critical for cognitive and emotional health. Keeping in touch can be difficult for seniors, especially if they have memory issues, so it’s vital for you as a family member to reach out to your loved one regularly—by phone, video call, and in person.
At PeachTree Place Assisted Living Community, we understand that family matters most. Here, you can visit your loved one’s apartment frequently and explore our garden, on-site theater, and old-timey ice cream parlor. We even allow pets so your loved one doesn’t have to be separated from their four-legged family member!
Avoiding Isolation In Assisted Living
One of the best ways to combat loneliness in the senior years is to get involved with others in the community. The best senior apartments should offer plenty of opportunities to socialize with peers and engage in activities that foster a sense of belonging.
Here at PeachTree Place Assisted Living Community, we believe that senior living should be about more than just getting by—it should be about living well. That’s why our residents enjoy various recreational activities and social gatherings.
Our Amenities & Activities For Seniors
- Book Club
- Writing Club
- Gardening Group
- Arts & Crafts
- In-House Musical Performances
- Group Exercise Sessions
- Communal Dining Options
- An On-Site Ice Cream Parlor, Movie Theater, & Library
- Regular Outings On Our Activity Bus
Friendly Senior Care In Utah
At PeachTree Place Assisted Living Community, we strive to create a friendly, vibrant, and familial atmosphere that encourages connection.
Our wide range of activities and communal spaces allow our residents to make friends, maintain meaningful connections with family, and live meaningfully and purposefully. Contact us today to schedule a tour and see for yourself.