It is a well-known fact that staying connected with friends and loved ones is good for our well-being. This is especially so for seniors to combat the problem of social isolation which commonly leads to illnesses such as anxiety and depression. Luckily, staying connected is not difficult for residents staying in senior homes in Troutville, VA. For example, The Park Oak Grove senior living community has a wide range of activities aimed to provide its residents with opportunities to connect with friends, old and new!
Here are some ways seniors may socialize in The Park Oak Grove senior living community:
Join Exercise Programs Together
Fitness classes are a great way to not only improve your health but also to find new friends with similar physical capabilities and interests in exercise. Whether you are trying a new type of exercise or motivating one another with regular exercise, mutual encouragement is an added benefit. Our senior living community has fitness classes under our Dimensions program which promotes comprehensive all-around wellness.
For those who enjoy lending a helping hand, volunteering at a charity, community group, organization or even the local library may be the perfect way to spend your free time and meet fellow volunteers. Volunteering allows residents to remain productive and active in society and give back to their community, all whilst working with similarly passionate people.
Take a Tour or Day Trip
Taking a trip outdoors with friends is one of the best ways to beat social isolation! If you are the kind of person who enjoys adventure, exploration, or sightseeing, you may consider planning a day trip to a nearby sightseeing spot. Alternatively, a relaxing trip to the mall to dine and shop would make for an ideal opportunity to have a chat with friends. The Park Oak Grove senior living community makes traveling simple; we have a convenient Connections transportation service to ferry residents back and forth from various nearby attractions.
Pick Up a Hobby
Starting a new hobby is a fantastic way to meet new people! Whether it is gardening, cooking, reading, or painting, residents at The Park Oak Grove senior living community are encouraged to pursue their passion. Joining a book club with fellow avid readers, playing games at the activity center with a group of friends, or enrolling in an educational course are all great ways to interact and bond with people.
Start a Friendship Online
With the Internet, connecting with people across distances has become much easier. Residents at senior homes can hop onto online chat rooms, discussion groups, and game sites specifically for seniors and find people to have a chat with. Local libraries usually conduct computer literacy courses as well to teach seniors how to engage in online social spaces. Engaging in online friendships can be a thoroughly rewarding experience and some may even want to try online dating on senior-specific dating sites!