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Seniors, Personality, and the Pursuit of Wellness

Posted by Evangeline Wilds on August 23, 2019
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Wellness programming for seniors is impactful in many ways, due to the fact that it is often multi-dimensional, focusing on a variety of wellness dimensions at once. Classes of all types usually address social wellness, as seniors come together to learn, exercise, or travel. While this can benefit seniors’ social connections, helping them make friends and avoid isolation, it can be intimidating for seniors who are introverted to only have access to wellness programming in group contexts.

Introverts make up about one-third of the population, and while they are often labeled as “shy,” introverts are simply energized by spending time alone, rather than by being around others. Most people are actually ambiverts: part introvert, part extrovert, depending on the time and situation.

For this reason, it’s important to be aware of the introverted residents in your senior living community. While social isolation and loneliness is a major threat to senior wellness, introversion is merely a personality trait that should be respected and valued. Offering options for wellness programming that don’t always include group participation can help your introverted residents feel included.

The Wellzesta Life app is centered on multi-dimensional wellness, and through wellness articles and videos that encourage seniors to do one thing new each week, seniors can improve their wellbeing at their own pace.

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Whether they stretch along to yoga videos with their friends or on their own, on-demand content helps seniors feel comfortable and empowered in their personal journeys. Articles on health, science, spirituality, and much more can be enjoyed at any time, and new videos are posted weekly on topics from aromatherapy to birdwatching to origami. With these tools in hand, senior Wellzesta users of all personalities can feel confident as they pursue whole-person wellness.