When older adults begin to think about a change in living arrangements, there are a lot of things to consider. Some seniors may be very independent but no longer want the hassle and hard work involved in maintaining a home. Others may have received a health diagnosis that is concerning, while still other seniors may look at options as they need more assistance around the house.
Regardless of specific circumstances, it is important to consider communities for seniors that offer a continuum of care, meet your needs and offer the type of lifestyle you want. Remaining socially active, eating a healthy diet, participating in physical activities and having access to daily support are all essential parts of staying healthy as you age.
For seniors exploring senior living options, it can be helpful to understand what to expect from communities for seniors and how to look for community amenities that fit your needs. This helps you to identify the communities that provide the basics versus the ones that go above and beyond!
Communities for Seniors
Two of the most common types of communities for seniors are assisted living facilities and independent living senior communities. Assisted living facilities provide a combination of supportive services and residential housing when living independently is no longer safe. Some residents of assisted living need higher levels of assistance than others, and all residents have access to meals, amenities and health care support.
Independent living communities are designed to allow older adults to enjoy an active, engaged lifestyle. This can include activities, such as walking paths and transportation to community events, or so much more.
At Anthology of Blue Ash, residents have access to both independent and assisted living options. No matter their level of support, all residents of Blue Ash can take advantage of the beautifully landscaped grounds, the relaxing indoor pool and the patio in the garden. Blue Ash is located close to cultural venues, top medical centers and shopping. Other Blue Ash amenities include:
Private suites with senior-friendly floor plans
Daily social and recreational activities
Formal, bistro and private dining venues
Salon and barbershop
Chapel and worship room
Activities for Seniors
When exploring community amenities or senior activities, it is helpful to evaluate each based on the activities and programs that most interest you and meet your needs. Many communities for seniors provide activities and programs, such as card games and healthy meal plans, while others go beyond just the basics to create an environment fully focused on enriching the lives of residents. health-focused. Some of these programs and activities for seniors include:
Entice Dining. Making mealtime a social event creates connection. At Anthology, residents enjoy the incredible variety of gourmet options offered through the Entice Dining culinary program. This program is led by professional, in-house chefs who work with their team to serve healthy, nutritious, delicious meals in casual bistro or formal dining settings. Entice Dining focuses on local, seasonal favorites that offer appetizing experiences. Food, snack and beverage options are offered 24 hours a day!
Aspire Wellness. At Anthology, our six dimensions of wellness guide our decision-making and help us to offer the right activities, support programs and therapies. Our six dimensions of wellness include a focus on:
Elements Life Enrichment. This program brings together a calendar of events and activities that inspire curiosity, infuse joy and encourage participation. At Anthology, residents set their own schedules by choosing from options that incorporate activities like exercise classes, arts and entertainment, social clubs and game nights, just to name a few. The options are crafted to meet the needs of residents, and the choices are limitless!
Adding special events to the daily calendar is also a favorite at Anthology! On June 8th, Anthology of Blue Ash hosted the opening of their My Gal Sal Bar, an outdoor bar named for a historic World War II vintage B-17 bomber, restored by a Blue Ash resident. Partygoers will enjoy food and drinks while celebrating the passion of a resident and the joy his passion brought to himself and others!
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