When it comes to post-retirement lifestyles, many seniors have their own preferences. Some prefer to age in place whereas others enjoy the vibrancy of life in a senior living community. However, things may not always go as planned and if you find yourself living alone, increasingly victim to social isolation, it may be time to reconsider your plans. Life in a senior living community is not dull or dreary; on the contrary, there’s always something new and exciting going on and you benefit from a wide range of amenities and services.
The Dangers of Living Alone
The focus has shifted to holistic health in recent years, and we now know that mental health has a big impact on physical health. Seniors who live alone are prone to feelings of depression, and this can result in a vicious cycle. These seniors may lack socialization opportunities because their friends and children have moved away over the years or traveling a distance to get out may be too tiring for them. The more they are isolated from the outside world, the lonelier they feel and this can have repercussions on all aspects of health, including cognitive decline.
Senior Living Offers Socialization Opportunities
If you find it hard to socialize while living alone at home, making the move to a senior living community is the best solution. Not only will you be surrounded by friendly neighbors just next door to you, there is always a packed calendar of social activities and events going on in the community. With supportive team members around to ensure your safety and wellbeing, you never have to worry about anything, including housekeeping and maintenance. Everything is taken care of for you and all you have to focus on is doing the things you love, keeping fit and living your best life!
Living Alone Vs. Senior Living
Many of us have a perfect picture of what we want our post-retirement lives to look like. However, things can change sometimes, and that’s okay. Today’s independent senior living communities have come a long way, and are nothing like the stereotypical perception of a nursing home. Each resident lives in their own apartment home, either individually or with a spouse, sibling or friend. A wide array of amenities is available within convenient walking distance. This includes a pool, spa, beauty salon and barbershop as well as a dedicated activities center.
Live Your Best Life at Conservatory At Plano
If you are a senior who lives alone and have experienced social isolation, you don’t have to put up with it any longer. You have options. When you choose to stay with us at Conservatory At Plano, you will be surrounded by a friendly and supportive team round the clock. Every day will see something new and exciting when you decide on the class, activity, or event you want to participate in that day. If you would like more information about our community or senior living program, please feel free to schedule a tour with us.