A year of virtual operations and isolation has required senior living communities to get creative with ways to engage their residents.
A study by the Center for Disease Control showed that an estimated 20% of seniors aged 55 or older experience some form of mental health concern. The most common mental health issues include severe cognitive impairment, anxiety, and mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder.
As Director of Wellness Arts for Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Alice Smith knows the importance of whole-person wellbeing.
In senior living we must move beyond the 3 B’s — Bingo, Bible study, Birthdays. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with any of those — in fact, they all should be celebrated. Yet, today’s resident / member wants something increasingly personalized, exciting, and stimulating.