The most isolated people are also the least healthy. Research shows older adults living in community settings live longer and enjoy greater well-being than those who are isolated and lonely.
As the Barbra Streisand song goes, people who need people, are the luckiest people in the world… As we grow older, our network of social connections shrinks. As a result, an older person ends up relying on just one or two people to serve a number of roles and help with everyday tasks. A move to senior living replenishes a person’s network of friends and resources. What’s more, a setting that offers 24-hour support is often what’s necessary for a senior to maintain their independence.
According to research conducted by Henry Lodge, former Robert Burch Family Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and co-author of The New York Times best-seller Younger Next Year: The New Science of Aging, a surprising 70 percent of how we age is determined by four main lifestyle choices: exercise, connection, nutrition and goals.
Connect with your neighbors. Enjoy nutritious chef-prepared meals without having to cook or clean up afterwards. Learn how to paint or knit. Engage in a new lecture from One Day University. Participate in group fitness classes or walking clubs. All of these options and more are available to you as a resident at Tuscan Gardens®.
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