Between the loss of elderly friends who may have passed or the unfamiliarity of a new environment as senior assisted living becomes a necessity, social isolation among seniors is an unfortunately fairly common concern. At Spring Hills, mitigating the effects of social isolation is one of our top priorities. We actively encourage our residents and private home care seniors to engage in healthy forms of socialization by maintaining current relationships and forming new ones. To assist in this, we proudly offer a number of social opportunities for all who are members of the Spring Hills community.
The Benefits of Social Interaction as We Age
The effects of social isolation can be incredibly harmful to anyone, but especially to the elderly. Activities, like sharing meals with friends and interacting with others who share in hobbies, can go a long way towards relieving the effects of social isolation, reducing depression, boosting the immunity system, and maintaining cognitive health. Although it can often be difficult for seniors to engage in social activities with others, at Spring Hills, we aim to make it as easy as possible to meet and interact with other residents.
Avoiding Social Isolation in the Assisted Living Environment
Our goal is to help our residents feel as fulfilled as possible when living with us. That starts with them feeling comfortable and welcome not just with our team, but with their neighbors as well. In addition to common areas where residents can chat or play a game of cards, our seniors can also enjoy a number of our Signature Programs designed specifically to promote social interaction and friendship, including:
- Fitness classes that are tailored to each individual’s unique capabilities
- Holiday events, such as resident birthday celebrations and Christmas tree decorating
- Educational activities, such as painting classes or writing workshops
- Intergenerational activities, such as youth gardening days
Social Opportunities Abound at Spring Hills
Preventing social isolation is one of our core focuses here at Spring Hills. We are always looking out for new ways to help the elderly and expand our already-extensive list of social programs. From community parties to learning activities to fitness classes, your loved one will have plenty of chances to get to know their fellow residents, all while having a great time together.