Is Worry-Free Senior Living Still Possible in These Unprecedented Times?
It’s true that we are currently living in unprecedented times. As the world is working to combat the COVID-19 virus pandemic, which has disproportionately affected older adults, we’ve begun wondering if a worry-free senior living experience is still possible. After all, continuing care retirement communities like ours here at Calvary Homes have long promoted a carefree lifestyle for retirees living on their campuses.
In short, there are many reasons why the answer to this question is absolutely “yes.” However, worry-free senior living is perhaps something we have to work a little harder to maintain now. That means making an intentional effort to take care of our mental, physical, and spiritual needs to keep stress levels down.
Luckily, keeping stress in check remains easier to accomplish in a caring retirement community setting. Today’s blog post gives you a little insight into why keeping your plan of moving to a high-quality and faith-centered retirement community like Calvary Homes is a good idea, even as the world faces significant challenges.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities Support Your Well-Being
While many of our community services and amenities center around supporting our active residents and fulfilling their social needs during “normal” times, the current pandemic situation has suspended a lot of in-person activities.
Of course, our fantastic team members are finding new ways to help ensure our residents are keeping physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy. This includes offering remote communication help to any residents looking to take up video chatting with the use of tech tools like Facetime, Skype, or Facebook on your smartphone or computer.
We Help You Keep Up Your Routines While Social Distancing
It is not uncommon for new retirees to find unstructured days challenging to adjust to, but suddenly, we all must navigate life with fewer activities on our daily schedules. This uncertainty causes stress and negative behaviors like eating out of boredom, sitting in front of the television for hours at a time, or spending too much money shopping on the internet!
Mental health professionals suggest that keeping up some semblance of a routine while stay-at-home orders and social distancing rules are in effect can help reduce stress. This means, even if you have nowhere to go on a given day, you should still try to wake at your regular time, shower or bathe, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, and spend time on a hobby or communicating with friends or family via phone or online.
When you call a continuing care retirement community home, our team is here to help ensure that you are successful in keeping up healthy routines, whether you reside in our independent living cottages and apartments, personal care environment, or healthcare (skilled nursing) area. And we are also ready to support any new healthcare needs that arise.
Our Christian Faith Promises Peace of Mind
The thing that sets Calvary Homes apart as a community is also our biggest asset in overcoming the fear and stress that these unprecedented times have been causing for many people. That’s our shared Christian faith perspective.
In a recent blog post, we covered all of the ways that Calvary Homes tends to the spiritual needs of older adults, which centers on sharing the peace and love preached by our savior, Jesus Christ. Throughout many books of the Bible, we can find assurances of the Lord’s protection for His faithful.
And while sharing this Good News with others is the ultimate goal, during times when we cannot worship together, simply reading through these verses in our own study time is beneficial for our peace of mind. Christianity.com suggests this list of verses about worry and anxiety as a jumping-off point.
Ready to Explore a Worry-Free Life in Retirement?
Here at Calvary Homes, we view our mission—to serve senior adults, enriching their lives in a manner that glorifies our Lord Jesus Christ, while maximizing quality of life—as a ministry. And that leads us to answer the call every day to help our residents live worry-free. If you’re ready to discover a better lifestyle in retirement, contact us today for more information.