As we reach our senior years, research indicates socialization is more important than ever. In fact, a Harvard University study shows that “elderly individuals, who had active social lives, were happier, healthier and more likely to live longer, than elderly people who did not have an active social life.” Results suggest that “loneliness can deter an elderly person’s life, while socializing can enrich it.”
Seniors who regularly socialize are less likely to become depressed and are better-equipped to get help if they experience mental health problems. Also older adults with a variety of social support are more likely to regularly exercise, which has been shown to keep the mind active and help slow down memory loss as well as improve overall health. In addition, strong social support can help maintain a senior’s self-esteem and sense of worth.
As we socialize, our brains are mentally engaged, which improves our cognitive functions and may prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Activities we do with friends can be fun and stimulate our mind such as playing cards, Bingo, and word or trivia games as well as something as simple as carrying on a conversation.
MorningStar of Beaverton offers 66 private assisted living suites and 38 secure memory care suites devoted to caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Our beautiful community has plenty of common areas to sit and relax or enjoy a pleasant conversation with a friend. To keep residents entertained or as busy as they want to be, our monthly calendar is loaded with a wide range of activities and wellness programs including daily exercise classes, games, live entertainment and special events. If you are looking for senior living in Beaverton, OR, please visit our website to learn more.
The unique mission statement of MorningStar of Beaverton, “to honor, to serve, to invest,” sets us apart from other senior living communities. Our foundation is built upon honoring God, valuing all seniors, and investing in staff with a felt calling to serve. Dedicated to creating a real home for residents within a beautiful setting, we encourage you to schedule a visit to see firsthand the finest senior living in Beaverton.
At MorningStar Senior Living we strive to create a true home where you can enjoy your retirement years as carefree as possible. Offering a lifestyle of comfort, wellness and community, our care team is committed to giving residents a quality of life that other senior living communities simply cannot match.