The Various Excursion Seniors Can Take at Assisted Living
Assisted Living in Shavano Park TX
Moving into an assisted living facility can be a time of excitement or trepidation, depending on the senior’s perspective. Most people who have lived in their own home for many years may be a bit uncomfortable at first because this is a completely different environment.
That doesn’t mean staying at home alone is the better option. There are many activities made available at most assisted living communities throughout the country that everyone should be able to enjoy at least something different every day.
Not only are there numerous activities going on throughout the day in the facility itself, many of these assisted living communities also take excursions out into the public. Some of the most common trips away from the facility are listed below.
Trips to the mall.
Seniors often enjoy getting exercise and there are a few ways better and safer than heading to a local mall. Malls in the past couple of decades have become incredibly massive with many anchor stores and numerous smaller stores. That means there’s plenty of open walking area to accommodate anyone, regardless of their physical limitations or assisted devices.
A local senior center.
Many communities have a senior center where elderly individuals can go and take part in activities, play games with one another, or just relax outside of their home. Some assisted living communities may provide transportation to the senior centers on a daily basis.
Trip to the library.
Taking a trip to the library can open up many avenues through which some seniors can travel back in time, to different worlds, or just enjoy the benefits of getting mental stimulation.
February is Library Lovers Month and numerous assisted living facilities also have an on-site library where residents can borrow books, DVDs, and more. They can also share books they’ve had for many years so others can enjoy it as well.
As people get older they often require more frequent visits to the doctor for regular checkups and other procedures. A quality assisted living community will offer transportation services to these doctor’s appointments. They may also have a network of visiting nurses and doctors who come to check on residents on a regular basis.
It’s easy to assume seniors remain at the facility all the time when you’re talking about assisted living. The reality is much different and there are many opportunities to get out and about, including taking trips to local museums and galleries, to the park, and much more. Getting out can be a great emotional benefit for plenty of great reasons.
For more information about Pipestone Place Assisted Living in San Antonio, TX or to take a tour, call today (210) 718-0211.
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