Aside from the occasional smoothie or protein shake, adults tend to prefer foods that are more substantial, sinking our teeth into thick steaks, chomping our way through hearty salads, or savoring a favorite crunchy treat for snacks or dessert. As we age, some adults suffer from soft teeth, lack of proper dentures, or swallowing disorders, making it difficult to consume, let alone enjoy, a typical meal.
As couples get older, it is likely that at least one spouse will eventually require assistance with certain tasks. The healthier spouse may step in to help, but what happens when the burden becomes too great? Or what happens when both spouses need assistance? Couples often fear (and, therefore, ignore) the possibility of assisted living, worrying that they will be separated. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
Assisted living is for couples as well as singles. Even if only one needs assistance.
As age inevitably takes its toll, seniors find themselves increasingly limited by the rigors of their daily responsibilities. Tasks and basic chores that were once quite easy to tackle can become insurmountable obstacles depending on a senior’s health, injuries, or the state of their mental faculties. As more mundane daily duties become a struggle, extracurricular activities rapidly drop off even further, as seniors simply lack the time or energy to enjoy life like they once did.
This can create a cycle of isolation and mental/physical deterioration, greatly impairing a person’s quality of life. Not to mention that if a senior can’t handle things like household chores on a regular basis, their environment can quickly become unsafe and unsanitary, increasing the risk of injury or illness that further reduces their wellbeing.
That’s why Magnolia Manor provides nonprofit independent living in Georgia, giving aging citizens the chance to continue experiencing fulfilling lives while enjoying significant relationships, intellectual pursuits, fun hobbies, and making the most of their golden years.
Moving into senior living brings with it many freedoms: freedom from housework, grocery shopping, home repairs and so much more.
One element that you might be afraid of missing after moving into senior living; however, is decorating for the holidays.
Our health and longevity are in our hands now more than ever. According to AARP, genetics only account for 25% of your longevity. There is a lot we can do to live longer, healthier lives and there is room for improvement.
Many of our independent living residents feel they are busier now than they ever were before they retired. In addition to the various amenities and activities that Magnolia Manor provides, we also relieve the burden of dealing with regular household chores and maintenance issues. Two of our residents share their stories of how active independent senior living can be at Magnolia Manor.