Everyone knows the importance of being and staying healthy. However, many of us still think of this only in terms of our physical health. But there are other aspects as well. Specifically, physically healthy practices are just one aspect of positive wellness—it is not just about the body but about the head and heart as well. Studies have shown seniors with a positive view of their lives lived an average of 7.5 years longer than those with more negative views. Combine this with the fact that physically active seniors have higher levels of functional and cognitive health, and we see just how important health and wellness can be. Therefore, finding ways to not just stay healthy but remain active and positively engaged with your community is at the heart of wellness for seniors.
Here at Northfield in Brownsburg, IN, we are proud of the independent senior community we’ve been able to create. And this is in part because senior living at Northfield is filled with amenities allowing residents to stay active and social.
The Difference Between Health and Wellness
It’s common for people to use the terms health and wellness together. Often, we assume they are the same. But they are different. Health is a term encompassing an individual’s physical and mental state. It has to do with the practical state of an individual’s body and mind. Wellness for seniors, on the other hand, is about quality of life. This involves how positive an individual feels about their social, spiritual, and emotional well-being.
Call Northfield today at 844.334.1490 to discover the events and activities we regularly plan for residents.
How Northfield Makes Wellness for Seniors a Priority
There are several ways active seniors can maintain a positive lifestyle, which leads to improved wellness for seniors. For instance, regularly doing activities that engage and challenge the mind improves memory function. What this means is that learning a new skill or even just participating in playing a board game with others increases awareness. Thus, active seniors experience less frustration, anger, or shame due to feeling they’ve “lost a step.”
Similarly, group activities and exercise produce health benefits like enhanced cognition, delayed physical disability, reduced risk of hypertension, and lower mortality. All of this results in having an all-around better sense of well-being. Wellness in seniors is this sense of well-being, of having a high-quality lifestyle. At Northfield, we strive to foster this sense of health and wellness in residents by making sure they have access to the services they need and desire. For example, some of our services include:
- Activities: We plan daily activities and regularly scheduled events to make every day unique. Also, we ensure there’s plenty to keep residents smiling. Interactive engagement opportunities with the team and your fellow residents not only keeps your mind sharp but also fosters good health.
- Transportation: Scheduled and available on-demand transportation to all the places necessary for you to stay well-provisioned and plugged-in is provided. You won’t be cut off or have to worry about not being able to get out and see what you want.
- Dining services: At Northfield, we prepare three meals a day from scratch for residents. This allows them to eat healthily and socialize.
- Housekeeping: Regular and as-requested help in maintaining your residence like a home. We are always ready to get your space prepared for visitors as well as keep your day-to-day needs met.
What Northfield Offers
Northfield in Brownsburg, IN, is a 96-residence property set on more than five acres. Fully renovated, Northfield is one of the premier independent living providers in central Indiana.
We offer more than just a senior independent living facility. Northfield has built a community. Our environment is one where residents can socialize, build connections, pursue their interests, and learn new skills.
Let us take the everyday burdens off your shoulders so you can enjoy this stage of your life more fully. Reach out to Northfield today at 844.334.1490. We can answer your questions, discuss our services, and schedule a tour of our community.