Healthy aging means more than developing an exercise routine and keeping up with doctors’ appointments, although these are, of course, contributing factors. Along with the physical aspects of a person’s wellness, the National Institute on Aging found that multiple research studies suggest a positive correlation between social interaction and good health, meaning that higher engagement with your community leads to a happier and healthier life.
We recognize the importance of a whole-person approach to wellness and ensures residents account for both physical and mental health through our wellness program, LivWell. Available at all of our communities, LivWell is a holistic program, with a mission “to provide the opportunity to engage in experiences which support a high quality of life, personal choice, lifelong development and an optimal sense of well-being.” Opportunities are available for residents to stay actively engaged and prevent the adverse effects of aging.
Erwin Antlitz, a Crestwood Manor resident, is especially thankful for LivWell activities for keeping his time occupied. “It’s a fact, when you get bored you age faster. We’re never bored here,” he notes. Erwin and his friend work together in the workshop, one of the many amenities their community has to offer. Whatever your passions may be, we’ll help you find the tools you need to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Our award-winning senior wellness program provides a comprehensive approach to maintaining a healthy lifestyle through programs and amenities focused on each of the seven dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, environmental, spiritual and vocational.
As a new resident, you’ll be invited to create a profile using tools such as our Lifestyle Questionnaire to help ensure our trained staff takes your wants and needs into account when designing your unique program. LivWell is all about choice, which is a great benefit to our residents.
By approaching health through the LivWell program, we encourage wellness for seniors while keeping the individual in mind. For more information about holistic wellness offered at our communities, contact us today or download our LivWell brochure.