When you’re looking for a retirement community, either for yourself or for a loved one, you want to make sure that there are lots of fun and social options available on site. These can be fitness- or health-based, related to learning and intellectual growth, or based in spirituality. In fact, the more varied the options available to you the better.
A lively retirement community will offer a range of fun seasonal programming, including multi-faith celebrations that bring people together, craft and bake sales, cultural or shopping outings and special meals, often accompanied by live music. Entertainment and good food are always a reliable way to bring people together and help mark the passage of various milestones and seasons; they also give us all something to look forward to and make life a lot more fun in general.
“Social activities help keep us all young,” says Kelly Brown, Director of Marketing at Cedarvale Lodge in Georgina.
Cedarvale is proud to offer the innovative Zest for Life program. It promotes vitality and personal wellness by focusing on the mind, body and spirit. Many of the programs bring people together for a range of learning and sharing opportunities; they also serve as the much-loved foundation of a busy social life.
A number of studies have found that maintaining strong social connections and participating in stimulating intellectual activity may lower the risk of cognitive decline and the development of Alzheimer’s. Researchers aren’t sure exactly just how the protective functions of continued social and mental stimulation work. It is thought that such activities help promote new nerve cell growth and improve communication between existing cells.
For more ideas on how to keep up your social connections, visit Cedarvale Lodge online at www.specialty-care.com or call 905-476-2656.