No matter your age, developing and pursuing an active lifestyle is the best way to stay healthy and engage. For seniors, this is especially true. At Northfield senior independent living, we encourage all residents to cultivate a healthy and active lifestyle. By taking a proactive approach, Northfield health and wellness helps residents avoid illness and stay fit. While we may all understand what helps keeps us healthy like a balanced diet or regular exercise, what fosters wellness may be a bit less clear. For each individual, wellbeing will be different. However, even though wellness is unique for each person, Northfield health and wellness can provide resources to residents to meet their needs. It’s just one of the features of our full-service independent living for seniors.
What is Wellness?
Wellness is a concept encompassing the whole person. It means balancing and optimizing an individual’s social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and physical needs. Broadly speaking, it’s a state of overall satisfaction with one’s living. When an individual feels themselves in control and free to pursue their interests, not only does their overall health improve but their involvement in their community. Thus, Northfield health and wellness looks to find ways to help residents cultivate their hobbies, learn new skills, explore interests, and meet new people.
Some areas where Northfield health and wellness focus its attention are:
- Nutrition: Our dining services make sure to put nutrition front and center when creating meals for residents. By providing residents with wholesome, natural ingredients, and options, they are healthier and more vibrant. Also, participating in their meal choices gives residents power over their lives while allowing them to socialize with others
- Exercise: Even light exercise for 20 minutes a day has a significant positive impact on not just an individual’s health but their mood. Ranging from simply going for a walk to multi-person classes to even sports, the activities Northfield offers gives residents the options they deserve to get outside and interact with peers.
- Social Connectedness: Wellness means feeling connected not just to a place like one’s new home but to a community. At Northfield, we encourage neighbors to talk, socialize, and form new friendships. In this new stage of senior independent living, having friends, and being part of a community is vital to stay healthy.
What Northfield Health and Wellness Offers
Through our regular activities, residents can find themselves something to participate in nearly every day. Northfield health and wellness also encourages residents to take the lead and design their outings and activities. Whether it’s walking or hiking, swimming, or crafting, senior living is dynamic. Residents don’t have to be sedentary unless they want to. And even then, health and wellness emerge from keeping the mind active as well as the body. Reading or being part of a book club contributes to this as does talking and working with others on projects or games.
No matter what a resident desires, the goal of Northfield is to provide the means to meet it. Enjoying a long and healthy retirement requires taking good care of yourself. Being active means being aware of not just your physical health but your mental health as well. Being mindful of both leads to wellness and good health. It makes residents happy and active.
Senior Living at Northfield
At Northfield, we strive to create a sense of community where every resident not only feels at home but a vital part of the lives of those around them. One way we foster this is through Northfield health and wellness programs and philosophy. Whether it’s organizing a group outing, having close or extended family come to visit, or participating with one’s neighbors, senior independent living means choices. Thus, we offer several services to our residents to make their lives that much easier. For example, we provide:
Each of these allows residents the freedom to choose their path and fill their days the way they most desire. So call us today at 844.334.1490. We can guide you through our amenities and answer your questions. We’re confident that you’ll find exactly what you need for yourself or your loved one.