Fall in Love with Convenience: The Beauty of Built-in Wellness Services

We’re well into 2024, so where are you with your goals for the new year? If you, like lots of others, wanted to focus on your health and wellness but then found it too inconvenient to consistently follow through, there is a solution. It’s called senior living!

One benefit of choosing a senior living community like Sonata Senior Living is our focus on helping you live a vibrant and active life through wholistic wellness programs. We offer a range of comprehensive health services designed to improve your health and happiness right outside your door.

What are Wellness Services in Senior Living?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults benefit from a range of physical activities that can help them live independently and improve quality of life, while preventing or managing chronic disease. Wellness services in a senior living community often include:

  • Fitness center: Part of any wellness routine is determining your current fitness level and your goals. Senior living communities offer group fitness classes and heart-healthy activities to help you build strength and maintain mobility.
  • Planned social activities: Building and maintaining social connections is an important part of maintaining a high quality of life. Senior living communities feature activity calendars filled with classes, clubs, lectures, games and other social activities.
  • Visiting physicians: For those times when getting to the doctor’s office doesn’t work into your busy schedule, communities like Sonata often have visiting physicians and other health care professionals so you can conveniently get the care you need.
  • Delicious and nutritious meals: Dining is an important part of any wellness program. The culinary teams at senior living communities work with dieticians and nutritionists to create menus focused on meeting a variety of dietary and nutritional needs in a way that still delights your taste buds.
  • In-home care options: Communities often offer services to help you safely age in place while maximizing your independence.
  • Higher levels of on-site care: If you have an unexpected health emergency, many communities conveniently offer higher levels of onsite care so you don’t have to move.

The convenience associated with onsite wellness services should not be overlooked. Improving access to fitness activities, socialization opportunities, and nutritious meals all add up to better health and longevity in senior community residents. In fact, we hear time and time again how Sonata residents fall in love with the convenience of wellness services. 

Wellness Perks of Sonata Senior Living

At Sonata Senior Living, you’ll find a community of friendly, active neighbors who share your goals of living life to the fullest. By choosing a Sonata community in Central or South Florida, you’ll gain access to our Live It Up!℠ program shaped by the International Council on Active Aging’s (ICAA) seven dimensions of wellness, including:

  • Emotional: We offer specific programs to help you remain happy, stress-free and balanced.
  • Intellectual: Engaging in creative pursuits and intellectually stimulating activities is proven to keep minds alert and interested.
  • Physical: We support a wellness focused lifestyle and recommend physical activity and exercise, choosing healthy foods, getting enough sleep, managing stress, and following medical recommendations.
  • Vocational: Activities that take full advantage of your skills while providing personal satisfaction helps bring meaning to life.
  • Social: Our lifestyle program offers a range of resident-driven opportunities to socialize and make new friends both on campus and off.
  • Spiritual: Living with a purpose in life is key to well-being and feeling connected to the larger world.
  • Environmental: By emphasizing natural light, universal design, safety innovations, and outdoor recreation areas, our purpose-built communities enliven and enable an environmentally conscious atmosphere.

Wellness services in senior living help older adults stay active and thrive well into their 80s and beyond. In fact, some studies have shown moving to a senior living community extends life by as much as 10 years! And while we can’t stop age-related changes in the body, a healthier lifestyle can mitigate some age-related decline in cardiovascular function. Specifically, a healthy diet and exercise—both of which you’ll find in senior living—are crucial to reducing our risk of cardiovascular disease. As it turns out, senior living is the heart of healthy aging!

Fall in Love with Sonata Senior Living

An active and engaged retirement lifestyle in a senior living community like Sonata Senior Living also promotes wellness and safety, providing access to essential services and care. Mostly, senior living provides abundant opportunities to meet new people and make new friends, which we call social wellness.

In senior living, it is truly never too late to try something new. Our life enrichment program integrates the latest research in active aging and wellness for seniors and incorporates the most current training tools and resources. We also offer the convenience of visiting physicians, home health therapy and more. Don’t take our word for it. Schedule a visit, but don’t be surprised when you fall in love with senior living!

Discover three important ways that senior living improves quality of life and schedule a visit today to a Sonata community near you.

Expect More At Sonata

Visit a Sonata community and find out why putting service first has allowed us to continually raise the bar in senior living and exceed our residents’ expectations.