Do you know someone in their 90s? Maybe you have a friend or family member who has surpassed 100 years of age? If they’ve managed to do so with joy and grace, they are the envy of many. How do they do it? Good genes have a lot to do with it. But what might matter even more is a sense of purpose and an optimistic spirit.
Do you have a loved one who needs a bit of help with daily activities these days? If so, the conversation has likely come up regarding a move to assisted living. Are you concerned about them aging well in assisted living, however? Can they? It is possible to do so.
Overall health and longevity can be contributed, in part, to a positive state of mind and a comfortable, safe atmosphere. If there were actually “secrets” to aging well in assisted living, the following would likely be included in them.
There are many good things around you – learn to appreciate them. Example: Think about what you’re grateful for. Every night, before bed, write about them for approximately 15 minutes.
There are many forms of meditation including quilting, knitting, journaling, gardening, and prayer. If you’re having fun, time flies. Engage in activities that encourage a joyous but serene feeling.
Mind and Body Flexibility
A healthy mind and body are absolutely essential for longevity. You may want to use a mindful approach to increase your muscle flexibility through yoga. Your mental outlook may improve, as well as your breathing and physical fitness.
Never Lose Your Curiosity
Learn something new whenever possible. Enjoy discovery, or rediscovery, and socialize with people who hunger for knowledge and who nurture their curious nature.
Learn to Laugh at Yourself – Find Humor Where You Can
Enjoy jokes, read humorous essays, and watch funny movies. Take joy seriously, even when life throws you curveballs, and take yourself lightly.
Forgive Others and Yourself
Harboring a grudge is unhealthy. You must learn to forgive. It doesn’t mean you agree with something that happened in the past, you’re simply relinquishing the toxicity of the event and its hold on your body and mind.
Live for the Moment
Even with the best crystal ball, not every turn in life can be predicted. That is why we must live life to the fullest and make the most of each and every moment. Learn how to cultivate daily awareness and live in the present.
Our Assisted Living Community Offers The Opportunity to Age Well and in Style
Aging well can have everything to do with your environment. That’s why, at our Assisted Living Community, we provide everything your loved one needs, and then some. With numerous on-site amenities, three delicious and nutritious meals served daily, a professional care team on hand 24/7, and abundant opportunities for socialization, your loved one can retire in style.
Feel free to contact us. For sales and leasing inquiries regarding our residences, please call 219-207-7185. General inquiries can be directed to 219-764-2900. If you’d like, you can fill out and send in our convenient online form. We’ll get back to you ASAP.
To experience all we have to offer and speak to our team members one-on-one, schedule a tour today. We look forward to meeting you.