If you are an adult child helping a parent explore their retirement housing options, you might be wondering how residents spend their time. There are many misconceptions that leave family members concerned their loved ones will be bored and lonely if they move to a senior living community. At Sunrise communities, nothing could be further from reality.
Each of our Sunrise communities is united under one vision: to create an environment where residents live longer, healthier, happier lives. Keeping our residents active and engaged is an important part of our vision: we know that it’s good for mental and physical well-being at every age.
What kinds of activities does Sunrise have available for your parent? The answer is easy— anything they can imagine! Not only do we have established offerings, but we also have dedicated Activities team members who will happily incorporate events tailored to your needs and interests.
Nurturing the Body, Mind, and Spirit
Thanks to our signature Sunrise Live With Purpose™ programming, it’s easy for residents to find the hassle-free lifestyle they dreamed of for retirement. Here’s a closer look at what that means for a parent who chooses to move to a Sunrise community:
- Live With Action: Because physical activity is necessary for maintaining core strength, muscle tone, stamina, and for lowering the risk for falls, we encourage residents to join in fitness programs each day. They’ll have options ranging from yoga, stretching classes, and gardening to dancing, walking clubs, bowling, Tai Chi, and cardio drumming.
- Live With Artistry: Research from the National Institute on Aging highlights how participating in artistic endeavors can create pathways to healthy aging. They say flexing your creative muscles helps you thrive as you grow older. Sunrise communities make that easier to do by offering arts and crafts programming every day. Residents can sign up to enjoy workshops featuring watercolor painting, woodworking, pottery, and more!
- Live With Learning: Another area of research linked to healthy aging is lifelong learning. Scientists say reading, trying new hobbies, tackling another language, and challenging your brain might help prevent or delay the development of dementia. Our life enrichment activities have programs to encourage learning and brain fitness, including trivia nights, mind puzzles, current events, and Guess That Phrase competitions.
- Live With Melody: Music-centered activities stimulate the brain. That’s great for people of all ages, including those who have dementia. Adults with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can often reconnect with memories and emotions through music. At Sunrise communities, we incorporate music’s healing harmonies into everyday life. Residents have opportunities to attend musical events on campus, join sing-a-longs, and participate in outings to nearby theaters and symphony productions.
It all adds up to a thriving lifestyle that most older adults wouldn’t be able to enjoy living at home alone.
If you’d like more details about how a resident spends their time, you might want to take a look at A Day in the Life of an Assisted Living Resident at Sunrise. The article offers an insider’s view into a typical day at Sunrise Senior Living.
Join Us for an Activity
The best way for you and your parent to learn more about Sunrise is to visit us in person and participate in an activity of your choice. Call 1-888-434-4648 to learn more!