Let The Good Times Roll

November 18, 2022

Studies show that there are many advantages to maintaining a busy lifestyle, especially as you age, including better cognitive function, reduced blood pressure, increased endorphins, improved self-esteem, and the list goes on. However, as we get older, our inner circle tends to become smaller and not as agile, making it more difficult to find the motivation or encouragement to get out and about. In addition, mobility, hearing, and other physical issues can make staying home seem more appealing to seniors than leaving the house, which often leads to social isolation and depression. 

Bottom line: fun is fundamental to good health! Thankfully, infusing some fun into our older loved ones’ days is actually pretty easy. 

For those who live in senior living communities, daily socialization offered through daily programming is a huge benefit. Having somewhere to go and people to see provides a sense of purpose and belonging—two important elements that impact our emotional and mental well-being. LCB Senior Living communities place heavy emphasis on the quality and value of the events and activities that are offered to residents every day. Whether educational, cultural, physical wellness, or entertainment, the programs are designed so that there is something for everyone and residents feel challenged, inspired, and delighted.

Here’s a look at some of the fall programming happening within various LCB Senior Living communities.

  • The Residence at South Windsor Farms: Fall outing to Lyman Orchards where residents got their hot cider donuts and fresh cider fix for the season.
  • The Residence at Salem Woods: Hand-picked wines from LaBelle Winery in New Hampshire, paired with delectable tapas, prepared by Chef Michael and his culinary team. 
  • The Residence at Chadds Ford: Energetic stage actor, Dr. Covington, performs in period costume to celebrate one of America’s most memorable Presidents, Teddy Roosevelt.
  • The Residence at Cedar Dell: A pop-up store set up by traveling trunk show, Cultivated Closet, where residents had the opportunity to update their fall and winter wardrobes.
  • The Residence at Watertown Square: Chili cook-off with some recipes dating back generations. Residents were invited to try the various chilis and cast a vote for their favorite.

For seniors who aren’t living in a senior living community, here are some ways to incorporate socialization into your loved one’s daily routine. 

Another way to help seniors stay connected to their peers is by seeking out neighborhood senior centers for seasonal programming. Also, inviting your older family members to local events, holiday celebrations, and even religious services can make a world of difference in both mobility and mood. And don’t forget about children’s events! Those t-ball games, recitals, and elementary school art shows might not seem very exciting to you, but they can be charming to grandparents, and even offer an opportunity to share stories and skills with your youngest family members. With a little effort, we can all keep the good times rolling, together.