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How Senior Living Communities Help Maintain an Active Social Life

When a resident moves into an assisted living community, it can be scary and uncertain how their social life may change or develop. We are nervous that this new environment may intimidate our parents and possibly make them feel lonely or isolated. You would be happy to know that these communities provide many social activities to keep residents connected and entertained throughout all hours of the day. These activities help seniors to maintain active and fulfilling interactions during their golden years. 

Here at Bel Aire, we have our life Enrichment Director, Andrea, and her Assistant Katie prepare a monthly activities calendar that is posted in 3 different areas in our building. These activities are not only created by the activities team but also the residents. There are also natural interactions between residents during all daily living activities that residents gather for with the whole community. It is also wonderful when family & friends join in with their residents throughout the week or month to visit them.

Listed below are the following social activities here at Bel Aire : 

  • Crafts & art 
  • Games: Bingo, Yahtzee
  • A weekly movie
  • Holiday & birthday parties 
  • Van rides
    • Scenic drives
    • Stores: Walmart, Walgreens, Dollar store
    • Picnics
    • Temple visits 
  • Puzzles
  • Trivia
  • Beauty salon & nails
  • Walking club 
  • Resident council meetings
  • And more

Listed below are the natural interactions that happen between residents daily. 

  • Meals 
  • Lounge rooms for conversation 
  • Neighbors 
  • Staff member relationships 
  • And more

Bel Aire finds different ways to increase everyone’s social interactions. Whether that be at meals or during activities. We hope to increase the social lives of our seniors regularly so they feel welcome and eventually get comfortable in their new home. We find that independence is an important part of feeling comfortable with one’s environment, so we allow these social gatherings as an opportunity. If a resident doesn’t feel like getting out and doing things, no one will pressure them into participating, though a member of the staff will kindly encourage residents to participate in events. Connecting with people is a healthy and important part of human living, and we acknowledge its importance for a senior’s quality of life. At Bel Aire, we hope to create a welcome and positive environment for our residents while promoting interaction and meaningful relationships to grow. 

To learn more about what we offer as a community, visit our website today or give us a call!

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