At Pearl's Choice we've noticed that more and more users are inquiring about whether homes have fitness studios. 75% of users who have these inquiries mention that they are still very active.
Current trends in senior living indicate there's been a dramatic shift toward seniors leading more active and engaged lives. Seniors are taking a hands-on role in staying physically and mentally healthy. They demand wellness programs and also lifelong learning programs. Does your community have what it takes to help seniors maintain an active lifestyle?
Designing fitness centers for seniors entails creating a dedicated space that caters the numerous needs of the many different generations. In most homes some space is dedicated to exercise equipment, but typically group exercise classes are held in other areas of the building. Pools still seem to be a hit-or-miss in established senior living communities.
Here are some exercise trends that can help you make the most of your facilites:
It is important to keep in mind that just because the residents are retired from their careers does not mean that they are retired from life. Providing opportunities for participants to learn new things, meet new people, discuss new concepts, and see new places builds a purpose-oriented lifestyle in your community. If more than 50% of your activities calendar includes routine programs like cards and sit-and-listen offerings, it's time to take a fresh look at how you can help achieve the lifestyle seniors are looking for.
You can build a community that frees seniors, encourages them, and enhances their quality of life. This is a residence type where you don't have to look very hard to see what a difference you've made in people's lives.