It’s not uncommon to feel alone or isolated in retirement as you start to lose many of the connections and interactions you once had with co-workers, neighbors, and friends. Unfortunately, these feelings of loneliness can have severe consequences on an individual’s health over time. In fact, according to research by the National Institute on Aging, isolation has been linked to greater risks for cognitive decline, high blood pressure, a weakened immune system, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and even early death.
Fortunately, many seniors can prevent and even reverse poor health outcomes caused by isolation by finding ways to regularly connect with others, stay active and discover new passions. The solution for many is community living.
At Vista Grande Villa, we make it easy for residents to stay active, pursue new hobbies, and form friendships with like-minded neighbors. Here’s a brief look at how senior living communities can help combat isolation in older adults.
Increase physical activity
VGV offers a variety of diverse and fun opportunities for fitness and physical activity. From low-impact fitness classes to line dancing lessons and group stretching, we want to empower seniors to feel healthy and strong by incorporating regular exercise into their daily lives.
Pursue new interests and hobbies
Residents at VGV are constantly discovering hobbies and new friends to share them with. From arts and crafts to technology classes, we offer a variety of courses and events each month that encourage residents to pursue old hobbies and learn something new.
Interact with friends
Within a senior living community, residents can be as social as they choose. Join neighbors for dinner in one of our three dining venues. Or, meet a friend for a game of bridge at one of our many coffee meet-ups. At Vista Grande Villa, our community was designed to help residents form meaningful connections in a welcoming, community setting.
Be sure to view our monthly event calendar for special events, like movie and game nights, themed parties, and health and wellness activities—all of which bring residents together to connect and socialize.
Community living at VGV
Community life is one of the biggest perks of residing in a senior living community. Combined with maintenance-free living and the added peace of mind for future care, seniors never have to worry about feeling isolated or alone. At Vista Grande Villa, we take great pride in our vibrant community life. Our exciting social calendar and planned programs make it easy for residents to connect with others daily.
If you are interested to find out more, contact our team to schedule a tour. We’d love to meet you and answer any questions you may have.