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Why Community Living is Healthier For Seniors at Retirement Communities in South Carolina

The Benefits of Community Living for Healthier, Happier Seniors

The Benefits of Community Living for Healthier, Happier Seniors

As we age, we often start to realize that our family homes have become lonely without kids running around anymore, and the thought of downsizing and moving into a senior living community begins to feel like a better option. 55+ communities in Greenville, SC such as Maple Brook Terrace offer personalized options for senior apartments with luxury features and amenities, as well as plenty of gathering areas to meet and greet other seniors in the same phase of life.

Among other things, senior living makes the day-to-day chores as easy and maintenance-free as possible. Without having to think about cleaning, cooking or filling their calendars, seniors can truly enjoy those golden years while having the peace of mind that they will be taken care of should they need added healthcare.

Why Having a Social Life Matters for Seniors

Studies have shown that active and social seniors are ultimately happier and healthier. Exploring new hobbies, meeting new friends and having a full activity calendar that is both fun and challenging helps keep seniors young and their brains as sharp as possible. If you are looking for some fun activities to add to your calendar, try these favorites:

  • Put together puzzles, read books or play board games with friends.
  • Play music, sing songs, dance and play instruments with family members.
  • Go for a walk and watch the birds, paint outside or have a picnic.

Maintaining brain health is directly related to maintaining a healthy body, so when choosing your activities, consider those that are stimulating and make you think!

Why Seniors Become Disconnected or Isolated

Seniors face a number of challenges as they age, and disconnection and isolation can be prevented by living in a senior community. There are plenty of reasons that seniors can become isolated, including lack of transportation, friends and family that live far away, health conditions that can limit mobility, or having to live alone after the loss of a spouse or partner. These factors are very difficult for seniors to cope with and can lead to them feeling alone. Living in a community, however, will lift their spirits and have them feeling young again! They’ll be surrounded by their peers who are all ready to make new friends and enjoy life together.

Why You Should Choose Greenville, SC Retirement Communities

There are tons of reasons to choose community living for seniors! Seniors who choose to live in a community benefit from:

  • Healthy and delicious dining options: Our trained chef prepares delicious and nutritious meals for our guests that are full of fruits and vegetables. Guests also benefit from restaurant-style dining that can be customized to your health needs.
  • Transportation: One of the primary limiting factors for seniors is transportation, and we are happy to provide that service to help our guests get to their doctor appointments, the library, the park and anywhere else they would like to go.
  • Life Enrichment Programs: Maple Brook Terrace is excited to have a full-time Life Enrichment Director on staff to create a calendar packed full of fun activities like the ones mentioned above! We have plenty of great activities for all ranges of mobility and preference.
  • Peer Support: One of our favorite reasons for choosing a senior community is the ability to make new friends and enjoy each other’s company. As with any stage in life, it is important to have supportive people around you to help you navigate the waters of life. At Maple Brook Terrace, we are so proud of the community we have created here.

We invite you to learn more about our community! We believe that senior living could be perfect for yourself or a fun-loving senior in your life!

To learn more about retirement communities in south carolina or to schedule a tour of Maple Brook, contact our friendly team today.