When you think of activities at senior living communities, do you picture residents playing Bingo all day or taking afternoon naps? You may be surprised at how many activities and amenities are available to senior living residents. In some cases, the possibilities are nearly endless for what residents can do.
If you or a loved one are considering senior living, it’s helpful to know what a typical day can look like. Knowing what opportunities await you can make the decision much easier.
Explore a Typical Day for a Senior Living Resident
Senior living communities offer maintenance-free living, which means you no longer have to worry about home repairs or chores. Instead, you can focus on your interests and spend time with friends and family. Don’t be afraid to try something new or establish a routine that offers both flexibility and freedom to fill your day with activities that you enjoy.
Discover how senior living residents spend their days:
Start the day at your leisure
You decide when you wake up in the morning. If you’re an early riser, get up early and catch the sunrise out your window. Sit back in your comfortable chair and enjoy a warm cup of coffee while watching the news.
If you’d rather sleep in, feel free to get up at your leisure. You’re in control of your schedule. Take a short walk over to the dining room when you’re ready and order one of the popular breakfast dishes. Check out the activity calendar updates for the day to see what interests you.
Fill your morning with wellness
Ready to boost your mood and your energy? Meet friends at the indoor pool or fitness center for an exercise class. Rather be outdoors? Take in some fresh air during a morning walk on the paved walking trails around the campus. While outside, observe the lovely grounds, say hello to your neighbors or chat on the phone with a friend. The choice is yours!
After your active morning, it’s time to return to your apartment to relax. You are greeted with a freshly cleaned residence. Housekeeping has removed your trash and vacuumed. Seems like the perfect opportunity to read a good book or watch one of your favorite shows.
Enjoy lunch on the patio with friends
You decide to meet a few of your friends in the dining room for lunch. Since it’s a beautiful day, you choose to sit outside on the patio. You’ll have a full menu of salads, soups, and sandwiches to select from.
You appreciate seeing the friendly servers and catching up on the latest news in their lives. Your close-knit community feels like family, and it’s wonderful to be surrounded by people who care about you.
Spend an afternoon at the salon
After a delicious lunch, you walk a short distance to the on-site salon. It’s convenient to have this amenity on campus. Here, you delight in a leisurely afternoon with a manicure, haircut and styling services.
Again, you find yourself among familiar company from fellow residents to the salon team. It’s fun to discover the current happenings in the community.
Order your favorite meal for dinner
After a rather busy day, you set aside time for yourself in your apartment. Leisurely activities can include puzzles, drawing, reading, listening to music, or even getting in an afternoon nap. It’s entirely up to you.
You frequently look forward to dinner each evening in the dining room. Here, you can choose from a select menu of chef-prepared meals. You decide to start with an appetizer and make sure to save room for the main entrée. It’s challenging, but you try to limit dessert to only a few days a week.
Attend an evening musical performance
You move right down the hall to the auditorium for a live musical performance by local musicians. It’s exciting to hear songs you grew up listening to, and it’s even more meaningful among friends and neighbors.
Punch and fresh fruit are served, and you enjoy a small plate during the concert. The life enrichment director announces future evening events at the conclusion of the program. It’s great to have special activities to look forward to.
Life at Golden Bell Senior Living
Ultimately, you want to ensure your loved one is safe and their daily needs are met. It’s important to prioritize their overall well-being so they experience a high quality of life while maintaining meaningful relationships with others.
Senior living communities like Golden Bell provide the comforts of home with the added benefits of supportive care, engaging activities, and a maintenance-free lifestyle. With your daily needs met, your loved one will live more independently and have opportunities to meet friends, discover new interests, and live each day to the fullest.
Golden Bell Senior Living, family-owned for over five decades, offers a full continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, and respite care. Residents have personalized care plans, are treated like family, and are greeted by name in a warm, welcoming environment.
Amenities and activities include:
- Beautiful accommodations
- Landscaped grounds and gardens
- Community outings
- Recreation and social activities
- Chef-prepared meals
- Scheduled transportation
- Beauty and barber shop
- Housekeeping and maintenance services
Please contact us to learn more about our communities or set up a tour. We’d love to hear from you and are happy to help answer any questions you have about senior living.