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How Do Senior Living Communities Provide a Healthy Lifestyle for Seniors?

Today’s active seniors are embracing healthier lifestyles and looking for ways to feel their best. One reason why many seniors choose retirement communities is to focus on their health and wellness.

Senior living communities are catering to this mindset and are incorporating a variety of services, programs and amenities to ensure residents thrive. Many communities are moving beyond traditional exercise to incorporate numerous dimensions of wellness.

Anthology of McCandless, like all Anthology communities, is built around six dimensions of wellness — physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual and environmental — that promote independence. These are especially important in the care provided to the community’s memory care residents. Daily programming is designed around each resident, offering flexible schedules and activities designed to instill meaning, assurance and purpose. Anthology of McCandless provides social, cultural and recreational activities, including art and music programs for memory recall through musical events, self-expression and a personalized digital jukebox. A multitude of on-site activities, such as yoga classes, crafts and mindfulness programs, are all part of the robust calendar of events. With on-site amenities like a state-of-the-art fitness center and an enrichment program for relaxation through essential oils, aromatherapy, healing touch and pet therapy, residents feel relaxed and happy.

A vital component of nurturing healthy bodies is receiving proper nutrition. Many seniors find it difficult to maintain good eating habits due to lack of transportation and challenges with shopping and meal preparation. At Anthology of McCandless, three daily gourmet meals supervised by a registered dietitian and prepared by in-house chefs are another way the community supports residents. The social interaction that takes place in the community’s restaurant-style dining room fosters a sense of belonging and encourages residents to engage with their neighbors, which helps improve emotional health.

Offering both personal and memory care, Anthology of McCandless is continually evolving to deliver an aspirational lifestyle. For more information, contact Anthology of McCandless at (412) 336-8371, mccandless@anthologyseniorliving.com or AnthologyMcCandless.com.

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