Senior Living Health Benefits
Decades of research show one reoccurring theme – health and happiness go hand in hand. Socializing and keeping active play a leading role in both. Senior Living is more than just a carefree lifestyle where chores are taken care of you but it also provides the community feel of a small neighborhood with opportunities to keep active in ways that nourish your emotional and physical health.
Nutritious, well-balanced meals
For seniors, cooking can often become a tedious chore in an unsafe environment while grocery shopping become increasingly difficult. As a result, seniors are often not receiving the regular nutrition they need for a healthful lifestyle. The Dining Services Department of every Bright Space senior living community features a private chef who creates a menu tailored for the residents with a primary focus on creating flavorful and nutritious meals that maximize well-being. The chefs take advantage of local produce and create regional favorites as well as innovative dishes with a diverse selection of well-balanced options at every meal. Residents can take comfort in knowing that their home-cooked meals will be served by the welcoming and familiar staff members in each community’s dining room.
Exercise programs and equipment
Because an active body is essential to general health, our senior living communities provide residents with the resources they need to exercise. We encourage residents to take advantage of our fitness equipment as well as group fitness classes that may not have been available to them previously. From chair yoga and arthritis stretches to water aerobics and tai chi, each community offers classes geared towards every level of independence to help all residents stay active and healthy.
Socialization and entertainment
A Bright Space Senior Living community is first and foremost a community, with a close and social atmosphere that creates new friendships, adventures, and lively entertainment. Every one of our communities features a Recreational Director with one goal: to provide the most exciting and entertaining lifestyle for our residents. The Recreational Director creates a resident-driven calendar of social and cultural activities including themed socials, holiday parties, wellness activities, outings to local attractions, live entertainment, educational seminars, shopping excursions and a wide variety of other events.
Professional care and assistance
Residents who need additional assistance are able to receive courteous and professional care in the privacy of their own home. Bright Space staff members monitor residents’ well- being and always cater to each individual’s current level of independence, flexibly adjusting the level of care should any needs change. Every community features a 24-hour emergency response system monitored by the 24-hour staff, providing peace of mind and reliable assistance.