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 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 know. 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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