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A Day in the Life of Seniors in Assisted Living

A Day in the Life of Seniors in Assisted Living

February 6, 2018

If you know someone who has moved into an assisted living community, you may already know that most days in their community aren’t typical. Where assisted living may have once been viewed to be a boring place, that’s certainly not the truth anymore. In fact, many seniors who move to assisted living communities come to find a lifestyle that allows for as much independence as possible while still receiving the high level of care they need whenever it’s requested.

According to Alison Wall, Senior Living Consultant at TreVista Antioch, an assisted living and memory care community in Antioch, CA, assisted living communities are filled with the ultimate in choice and convenience. “These days, senior living isn’t what many people picture, instead, they are filled with seniors who expect more out of life. Just because a senior may need some extra assistance with activities of daily living, it doesn’t mean that they need to give up the lifestyle that they desire and deserve,” says Alison. “Now, assisted living is known for offering the peace of mind of care but with so much more available. From opportunities to get involved in the community and life-enriching programming to delicious meals and a worry-free lifestyle, seniors can truly have it all.

“Best yet, in assisted living communities residents never have to worry about menial household tasks. Think about how much more carefree you would be if you didn’t need to worry about home maintenance, housekeeping, laundry or even cooking. Many communities take care of all these things for residents, leaving them the free time to spend in more fulfilling ways, such as reading, meeting up with friends, focusing on health and wellness or simply enjoying all the options.”

What a Day in an Assisted Living Community Could Look Like

No two people are the same so your day may look completely different than someone else’s in an assisted living community. Depending on your interests, abilities and preferences, your day could be filled with engaging activities, peaceful retreat or even a mix of the two. Every day can be exactly what you want it to be with the comfort and peace of mind of support. In general, these are some of the things you can look forward to and take advantage of in an assisted living community.

  • Delicious meals. Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, residents in assisted living communities can enjoy freshly-made, chef-prepared meals that are both delicious and nutritious. They can also meet various resident’s dietary needs and preferences easily, without residents ever needing to worry about it. Instead of worrying about cooking, getting the nutrients they need and adhering to their diets, they are free to enjoy their meals, socialize with friends or even try new things.
  • Engaging activities. You may have previously thought that assisted living communities only offered programs like bingo. While many people do enjoy bingo, that’s not the only programming that they offer! Residents can now learn a new hobby, take a painting class, enjoy book clubs or movies in the theater or even spend time in the outside community. It’s common to see residents of assisted living communities out and about on shopping excursions, being spectators at local sporting events or even just enjoying a walk through town. Each day offers new programs and activities – new possibilities  – to enjoy.
  • Wellness programming. For seniors who enjoy exercise or want to enhance their independence, many communities offer exercise and fitness programming. Residents can exercise as they please in the gym or they can even try a new class like tai-chi or yoga. Most times, personal trainers are available and there are therapeutic programs for residents who want to target a specific issue.
  • Opportunities for relaxation. If residents don’t feel like doing any of the previous activities, they can always spend time reading in the library, enjoying the privacy of their own room or taking a walk throughout the grounds of the community. Some communities may offer a garden where seniors can spend quiet time or a spa and salon for ultimate relaxation.

While all of these benefits may seem too good to be true, it’s not.This is what every day could look like for you or a loved one in an assisted living community. Whether you want to be on the go and busy or want to relax and simply enjoy the peace of the day, there are choices and possibilities for everyone.

The Assisted Living Lifestyle Seniors Deserve

At a leading assisted living community such as TreVista Antioch, residents face a new experience each day while having the peace of mind of knowing care is always available whenever it’s needed. If you’d like to learn more about what a TreVista Antioch day looks like and what makes us different, please contact our team at 925•329•6292.

Making the Everyday Extraordinary.

Family-owned and operated, Agemark Senior Living is the new owner of TreVista Antioch. Known for creating warm, welcoming communities, vibrant lifestyles and engaging programming, Agemark has been one of the most premier and trusted senior living providers since 1987. As Agemark’s newest community, TreVista Antioch is located on 10 acres in a prime location close to shopping and local attractions, as well as the great outdoors. Our beautiful community features a personalized, resident-centric approach to care that provides support, all while helping residents live full, connected lives.

At TreVista Antioch, we provide assisted living and memory care set in a beautiful environment that not only meets our residents’ needs but makes them, as well as their families, feel more at home. Although our gorgeous community is a plus, we truly believe it’s our programming and caring, dedicated staff that makes TreVista home. With our family-oriented inspiration and resident-centric approach, our residents flourish and experience days full of joy and meaning. Our staff learns each resident’s likes and dislikes and their values and pasts, right down to the dreams they never thought they could accomplish, in order to customize their care and make their dreams a reality.

LifeCycles wellness programming encourages our residents to connect, engage and enjoy life, every day. Our LifeCycles programming is designed to focus on the four dimensions of wellness: physical, social, spiritual and intellectual. This is achieved through a wide range of daily activities and routines, from outings and excursions to local events and programming at the community. At TreVista Antioch, our residents have the tools and care they need to make each day fulfilling, engaging and vibrant. Contact us to learn more!

Call us at 925•237•1952 for more information or to schedule a personal visit today.

TreVista Antioch is part of the Agemark family of senior living communities.