MEADOWBROOK SENIOR LIVING IN AGOURA HILLS
Article Lloyd Hartley/ Photography Lauria Gallagher / in Conejo Valley Lifestyle
Our nation faces a unique challenge, as every day 10,000 people are turning 65. With the maturation of the 76 million “Baby Boomers,” an entirely new industry dedicated to navigating the aging process has emerged.
Custodial home care companies, placement referral agencies and various senior housing options have all blossomed in the past few years.
Today’s seniors are living longer and demanding a better lifestyle. Assisted living communities now emphasize a wide array of exercise programs, field trips, educational lectures and gourmet healthy dining options to provide seniors with options for active and social lifestyles.
There are three main benefits assisted living communities provide for aging seniors: socialization, healthy dining and exercise. Seniors typically experience a shrinking circle of friends as they age. Assisted living communities offer opportunities for socialization, expanding their circle of friends, which can help with processing the loss of a loved one and other inherent aging challenges.
Dining experiences are important for not only the socialization aspect, but for healthy nutrition. Seniors frequently rely on processed and pre-packaged easily prepared foods rather than cooking fresh food. Assisted living communities generally offer a wide menu selection with freshly prepared, nutritious meals providing a multitude of benefits.
In addition to eating better with improved socialization, most communities are structured to encourage movement, thus avoiding the natural tendency toward a sedentary lifestyle. Fitness opportunities abound with creative innovations being introduced, showing encouraging results!
FINDING A FIT
When considering a senior community, it’s imperative to visit to see if there is a good fit. Note the other residents to see their engagement level. Try a meal for taste and evaluate the social aspect. Finally, understand transitioning into a communal living environment takes some adjustment but will ultimately lead to a healthier and happier lifestyle.
At Meadowbrook Senior Living, caring staff is available 24 hours a day to meet the needs of community residents, adding to their peace of mind and quality of life.
Meadowbrook Senior Living is located at 5217 Chesebro Road in Agoura Hills.
Find out more at MeadowBrook-AgouraHills.com or call 818.991.3544.