Five Ways Senior Living Communities Promote Health & Wellness

Shot of two elderly friends enjoying a run together outdoors

One way to embark on the journey to healthy aging is by moving into a senior living community, also known as a retirement community. These communities offer a variety of senior wellness programs, levels of care, and additional health benefits that you wouldn’t be able to access each day while living at home.

At Wyndemere, we prioritize health and wellness to ensure a fulfilling lifestyle for every resident. It’s good for their families too, knowing their loved one is in an environment that sets them up to thrive.

Learn the many ways senior living communities like Wyndemere promote health and wellness and improve quality of life below.

The benefits of health and wellness programs for older adults

When seniors prioritize eating the right foods and engaging in physical activity, the mind, body, and spirit remain strong. Maintaining your overall health can also help reduce the risk of chronic diseases in the long term, such as:

  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • High blood pressure
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Anxiety and depression

A retirement community puts everything in place to help residents focus on improving their health and wellness habits. With on-site amenities like a fitness center and a social calendar filled with engaging activities, there are endless opportunities to remain in charge of your well-being.

Some benefits of senior health and wellness programs include:

  • Prevention of loneliness and social isolation
  • Boosts in cognitive function
  • Encouragement of independence
  • Regulation of physical health
  • Promotion of emotional health

Five features of senior living communities that promote good health

1. Convenient services and amenities

It goes without saying that when you have less to worry about it, you have more time to focus on doing what you enjoy. Senior living communities take care of all household chores and maintenance and provide the security you need to feel safe in your new home. At Wyndemere, residents in independent living benefit from the following services and amenities:

  • Biweekly housekeeping
  • 24/7 emergency response system
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Full-service salon and spa and many other gratifying services

2. Healthy dining

Our Preferred Choice Dining® program is centered on serving delicious and nutritious meals. We offer a variety of menus and dining areas, including finer dining in the Benson Dining Room and more casual bites in the Bistro, with flexible eating times to suit everyone’s preferences, dietary restrictions, and schedules.

3. Wellness programming

At Wyndemere, we create an active and rich experience for all. By incorporating the 8 Dimensions of Wellness into our programming, every aspect of our community exudes holistic wellness.

The eight dimensions are:

  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Environmental
  • Spiritual
  • Vocational
  • Social
  • Intellectual
  • Health services

With this philosophy at the core of everyday living, residents find new ways to pursue an uplifting and healthy lifestyle. We provide an abundance of life-enriching opportunities, including:

  • Fitness programs and classes, like yoga and tai chi
  • Volunteerism
  • Educational seminars
  • Beautifully landscaped walking and biking trails
  • Creative arts and a woodworking shop
  • Endless reading in the library
  • Putting green
  • Indoor heated pool

4. Social events

There’s no age limit to discovering new hobbies or making new friends. We provide residents with a full calendar of planned social activities and group outings to stimulate both physical and mental health. Discover:

  • Groups, clubs, and committees
  • Cards and games
  • Field trips to shopping and other area attractions
  • Musical and cultural events

And more avenues for socializing!

5. Full continuum of care

Finally, it’s important that whichever senior living community you choose for yourself or a loved one, it provides quality care services if ever health needs change. 

Residents at Wyndemere can recover from injury or surgery in our specialized skilled nursing and rehabilitation neighborhood: Wynscape. Or, they will benefit from assistance in our assisted living and memory care neighborhood: Westbridge. Whatever you need to age gracefully, Wyndemere provides it all on one campus.

Live well at our Life Plan Community in Wheaton, IL.

At Wyndemere, residents have more time to focus on their health and happiness because we take care of the rest. Discover worry-free living with a full continuum of care and wellness activities for the ultimate senior living experience.