Don’t Worry, Be Happy: Five Ways Seniors Can Improve Their Quality of Life in Village at Oakwood

March 7th, 2017 by John Wilson

One of the unfortunate side effects of getting older is worrying about the future and focusing on the what-ifs in life. What if I develop a physical limitation and need assistance with regular tasks? What if I can no longer drive or find reliable transportation so I can enjoy my favorite hobbies? What if my spouse dies and I become lonely living by myself?

Assisted living centers in Oklahoma have a message for you: Don’t worry, be happy! When you take a leap of faith and move into one of the best assisted living facilities in Oklahoma, the best is yet to come! Here are five ways to embrace Oklahoma assisted living and enjoy life!

Take Care of Your Physical Health

If you are not used to regular exercise, you may shudder at the thought of starting a fitness regimen. Most assisted living centers in Oklahoma have fitness centers on site, and provide an assortment of fun group fitness activities, from chair yoga to Zumba to light aerobics. Don’t dread exercise! Once you find a fun group of people to enjoy it with, you’ll come to look forward to it.

Take Care of Your Mental Health

The brain is a muscle, and like your other muscles, it will atrophy if it’s not used regularly. When you transition to assisted living care in OKC, you’ll have opportunities to take continuing education classes, learn new hobbies, join clubs and have stimulating conversations. These will keep your brain in top shape.

Enjoy life with quality assisted living care.

Assisted living care can help seniors enjoy life.

Enjoy Other People’s Company

Loneliness is common among seniors who live solo. When you live in an assisted living facility, you are not at the mercy of visitors. You are surrounded by peers who can relate to you and have similar life experiences. Not all of your neighbors will become close friends, but you’ll probably discover you naturally create a social circle you enjoy spending time with.

Don’t Live Beyond Your Means

The last thing you need in your Golden Years is to worry about money. When you live alone, you have multiple expenses and bills. When you move to an affordable senior living facility, most of your expenses are covered in one monthly fee. You don’t have to worry about paying a housekeeper, gardener, home health aide or others. Village at Oakwood is all-inclusive!

Volunteer!

Volunteering to help others who are experiencing a tough time is incredibly rewarding. It’s nice to know you’re needed and have valuable contributions to make. There are always opportunities to volunteer in most senior living communities.

If you or your senior loved one has been reluctant about looking into senior living, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a tour of Village at Oakwood. Senior living facilities have changed drastically over the past few decades. The focus has shifted toward encouraging seniors to live full lives by trying new activities and getting to know and build fulfilling relationships with fellow residents.

 

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