In order to thrive and lead fulfilling lives, people need to socialize with one another, and seniors are no different. In fact studies show loneliness can have a detrimental effect on the elderly while socializing can help to enhance and enrich seniors’ lives.
An article in the US News & World Report discusses a study on seniors’ social interactions conducted by the Rush Memory and Aging Project and funded by the National Institute on Aging. The study found that the most socially active seniors experienced one-fourth the rate of cognitive decline as seniors with the lowest levels of social activity. The results were independent of other factors that may influence cognitive decline including physical activity, general health, and age.
During a five year period, the Rush University project followed 1,138 adults with an average age of 80. Their research discovered that “elderly people with the highest levels of social activity -- doing things such as visiting friends, going to parties or attending church -- showed much lower levels of cognitive decline than those who were the least socially active.”
MorningStar at Golden Ridge is committed to provide the best assisted and independent living Peoria AZ has to offer. We strongly believe we need to address our residents’ overall health and wellbeing through physical, intellectual and spiritual activities as well as to help them engage socially.
Our life enrichment programs present creative ways for residents to stay active and productive for both companionship and pure fun. Our programs tap into residents’ unique talents and experiences as well as allow them to find new avenues of interest. In addition to our in-house activities, we take group trips to cultural destinations, parks, area malls, museums, and restaurants in and around Peoria, Glendale and the surrounding areas.
Please visit our website to see what is happening at MorningStar at Golden Ridge. If you like what you see, go ahead and set up a visit. We look forward to meeting you.
The unique mission statement of MorningStar at Golden Ridge, “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 see for yourself the finest assisted and independent living Peoria AZ offers.
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.