3 Ways Senior Living Communities Improve Quality of Life

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The thought of moving into a senior living community can be scary for some people—it’s an unfamiliar place filled with new people. But, relocating to a senior living community is also an opportunity—an opportunity to meet new people, find emotional support, and spend less time on homemaking tasks.  

In fact, senior living communities can drastically improve the quality of life for residents. Keep reading to learn more.

#1: Physical Motivation & Accountability 

Exercise can be great, but sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated, especially when living alone. In communities, however, you’ll be able to find a group of friends who will want to exercise with you. Some communities even provide scheduled physical activities, including walks, bike rides, yoga, dancing, golfing, and so much more. In fact, at Shelby Park Manor, we’re conveniently close to the Stony Creek Metro Park, the Macomb-Orchard Trail (a beautiful hiking and bike path), and several golf clubs. 

In addition to having more opportunities (and potentially better motivation), frequent exercise will help you stay mentally sharp, reduce the risks of diseases like type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, heart disease, and strokes, and can also lower the risks of depression and anxiety. 

But that’s not the only benefit of senior living communities.

#2: Endless Entertainment Options

Living alone makes it easier to fall into a routine, and falling into a routine can sometimes make life feel stagnant. One of the biggest perks of living in a senior living community is having an endless array of entertainment options—and a group of friends to enjoy them with. And, even if you prefer your own company, you’ll still love all of the options available to you (as the saying goes…variety is the spice of life!)

Most communities have a schedule of events that changes week to week. This event schedule could include concerts, lectures, game nights, karaoke, trivia night, themed parties, and so much more. Some senior living communities may even provide group transportation to nearby sporting events, museums, shopping centers, and more. 

#3: Consistent Learning Opportunities

It’s never too late to learn something new! If you’re a lifelong learner, a senior living community could provide you with even more opportunities to both enhance existing skills and learn new ones. You could attend cooking courses, computer classes, and art lessons. Some communities even offer themed book discussion groups. 

Learn More About Life at Shelby Park Manor

No matter what your interests are, moving into a senior living community can offer you so many benefits. At Shelby Park Manor, our goal is to provide our residents with a warm, safe, welcoming, and fun environment to live in. We’re a 55+ independent living community in Shelby Park, MI, offering spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments. If you’d like to learn more about our available units, amenities, and events, or want to request a tour of our community, please contact us today.

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