Emotional wellness is sometimes overlooked, as it’s not always evident when someone is feeling down or disconnected. At our senior living community in Virginia Beach, we take extra measures to ensure the emotional wellness of our residents remains a priority. Stimulating conversations, fun activities, myriad opportunities for socialization and real connections are all effective ways to maintain a healthy emotional state of mind.
Living Well Means Healthy Living!
The Pleasure of Being Happy
We provide fun and engaging retirement home activities for our Virginia Beach residents to participate in each and every day. Interacting, having fun, and laughing together with friends is a great way to stimulate the mind and spirit. Playing games, whether card games, board games, or interactive physical activities, add excitement and zest to daily life. Laughter, camaraderie, and connection lift spirits and give us a chance to forget about our worries for a while. The special bonds that are created during these daily social interactions go a long way in promoting emotional wellness.
Emotional Wellness Tip #1
Stretch often to help keep your joints limber and loose. This will help you be more functional and mobile, decreasing the amount of injuries you might have per year.
Emotional Wellness Tip #2
Check in with yourself every day and ask yourself what you can do to make yourself happier. Is this going for a daily walk or playing games with friends? Be honest and follow through on ways to boost your happiness.
Emotional Wellness Tip #3
Keep a journal of your moods. Notice when your moods change and what can cause these changes. If there is some stress in your life, journaling about it can help you address the issue in a safe place.
How We Help Our Residents Find Joy
We understand the importance of staying connected to friends and family outside of our living community, so we encourage regular visits from loved ones. Take a stroll together through our Virginia Beach senior living community’s lovely outdoor premises to get some fresh air and exercise. Play a game, enjoy a meal, or simply engage in a quiet conversation. Just being together and maintaining those important family connections are absolutely essential. Another wonderful way to promote emotional wellness is through pet therapy. Interacting with animals has been shown to lift spirits and reduce stress, so as part of our emotional wellness services, we provide friendly, trained pet therapy animals who visit our residents on a regular basis. If you’d like to learn more about the emotional wellness services and retirement home activities we offer at our Virginia Beach senior living community, please reach out to us today!