Socialization is a significant reason why many older adults opt to live in a retirement community. If you or your loved ones seek an active social life, then a retirement community may help you live an enriching life. You can participate in many activities like music therapy, join reading groups or engage in sports activities to make friends in retirement communities. Active socializing can keep feelings of estrangement, isolation, or loneliness from building up. Learn more about how a retirement community can help prevent depression in your 50s.
Games are usually a popular form of mental exercise for the elderly. Research has indicated that playing board games can benefit mental health and is a meaningful recreational activity that can build bonds among people. In a retirement community, board games are often played by the residents. The games are accessible to many, easy to participate in and often provide endless fun to all the players. There are many versions of games you can enjoy like chess, scrabble, board games, jigsaw puzzles, or crosswords. Puzzles can also benefit elders who are experiencing some form of mental health ailment, such as depression or grief.
Make Arts and Crafts
Residents in retirement communities often make arts and crafts. Making crafts is not just fun but also beneficial to your mental health. Research shows that seniors who engage in crafts, like knitting or pottery, are less likely to experience memory loss by 30 to 50 percent. Crafting can also reduce anxiety, alleviate depression and cultivate feelings of joy and peace. Taking on a craft project can develop your confidence or offer you a sense of heightened engagement and well-being. There are diverse forms of crafting projects that you can take part in. Try creating collages, painting, knitting, sewing, coloring, pottery, or ceramics today!
Unwind with Music
Listening to music is a fun activity that is emotionally and mentally stimulating. Music enhances your attention and helps improve your memory and mental alertness. There are various ways to engage in music as a therapeutic mental activity. You can learn the lyrics of songs, then sing the pieces aloud. If you can play a musical instrument, you can organize jamming sessions or even put on concerts for your peers in the retirement community.
Did you know that music has the power to calm chaotic thoughts, reduce stress and anxiety and improve moods? It can benefit your mental health and is often used in social, cognitive, or psychological therapy. Unwinding with music is highly therapeutic and in many retirement communities, it is incorporated into the residents’ everyday life.
Socialize with Peers in Our Retirement Community
In our retirement community, we offer the very best in active Independent Living for our residents. Enjoy the many on-site amenities – arts & crafts workspace, game room, senior-safe fitness center, an in-house chapel with religious services, private courtyard, community garden and more! You can also choose to go on outings around town and explore nearby attractions. Visit the cinema and watch theatrical performances or sports competitions with your friends in the community.
We also offer senior living programs that make your daily life more meaningful, purposeful and enriching. You can take part in daily activities such as scheduled wellness classes, live music entertainment and performances, lecture dialogues, games or fitness activities. In our retirement community, there are many opportunities for socializing and activities to keep you busy. Contact us today to learn more about our retirement community in Greenville, SC.