For many seniors, the freezing temperatures, treacherous road conditions, and mounting snowfall make winter their least favorite time of year. Living at home alone during the winter can cause many seniors to become socially isolated, since getting around outside can become too dangerous to attempt.
But, it doesn’t have to be this way! Here are five reasons why retirement in a Providence senior living community offers security, community, and peace of mind – especially in the winter months.
#1: Snow Removal
Shoveling snow is a strenuous, and often dangerous, activity for seniors. Not to mention the snow and slush that gets tracked in from outside, creating slippery surfaces and stained carpets. Residents at a Providence senior living community can look out the window and enjoy the beautiful snowfall from the warmth and comfort of the indoors – knowing that our maintenance crew will take care of the driveways and sidewalks for them.
#2: Scheduled Transportation
Winter road conditions can be hazardous, even for the safest driver, leading many seniors to dread getting in their car. This can lead to fewer trips to the grocery store, skipped doctor appointments, and fewer visits to family and friends. At a Providence senior living community, residents can count on transportation to off-campus appointments and events.
#3: On-Site Dining Services
Speaking of avoiding extra trips outside, many of us would rather skip the trek to the grocery store in the snow, sleet, and cold. As a result, seniors face an even higher risk of malnutrition in the winter months. At a Providence senior living community, residents enjoy fresh produce year-round and nutritious meals three times a day. We’ll take care of the meal planning, grocery shopping, and the sink full of dirty dishes!
#4: Social Activities
Seniors who live alone often find it difficult to stay socially active during the winter months, and therefore face heightened risks of seasonal affective disorder and clinical depression. But even when the days grow shorter in the winter, senior living community residents make the most out of every minute with a wide variety of events and activities – everything from Wii Bowling tournaments, card games, hot chocolate parties, Bible study, and so much more.
#5: Exercise and Wellness Programs
Cold, biting winds and icy sidewalks mean fewer opportunities for physical activities for seniors during the winter. But at Providence senior living communities, we bring the gym to our residents through our SeniorFIT exercise program. Residents can get the blood flowing and their heart pumping under the supervision of a trained instructor, no matter what the temperature is outside.
You can enjoy Retirement Living at any of the Providence locations below. Contact us to schedule a visit. Clicking on a link will take you directly to that community’s web page.
PROVIDENCE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES IN ILLINOIS:
- Park Place of Elmhurst (Elmhurst, Illinois)
- Saratoga Grove (Downers Grove, Illinois)
- Victorian Village (Homer Glen, Illinois)
- Village Woods (Crete, Illinois)
PROVIDENCE ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES IN ILLINOIS
- Park Place Health &Wellness Center (Elmhurst, Illinois
PROVIDENCE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES IN MICHIGAN:
- Royal Park Place (Zeeland, Michigan)
PROVIDENCE ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES IN MICHIGAN:
PROVIDENCE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES IN NORTHWEST INDIANA:
- Park Place St. John (St. John, Indiana)