How Assisted Living Eases Loneliness In Seniors

As we age, maintaining strong connections with family and friends becomes more and more important. Regularly spending time with those you care about not only helps ease loneliness but as studies show, may even help seniors live longer healthier lives. However, getting older often makes it more difficult for seniors to stay social, particularly if they are living alone.

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Here are three key ways assisted living helps ease loneliness in seniors.

Easy Access To Activities & Social Events

Many seniors become isolated simply because it’s become too difficult for them to leave their homes without assistance. An assisted living community offers on-site, easy access to daily activities and events so seniors can stay social and active. The right assisted living community is sure to tailor these activities based on the interests and desires of their residents. That way, every senior has something to look forward to and something to fill their day with meaning and purpose.

Community Dining

Many seniors who live alone often find dining alone to be struggling. Getting older can decrease your desire to cook nutritional meals, especially if you’re preparing a meal for one. Additionally, many seniors find dining alone to be a very undesirable experience.

In an assisted living community, seniors always have someone to share a meal with. At Bridgeway Senior Healthcare, for example, residents enjoy nutritious, home-style meals a day in a community dining setting. This not only makes the dining experience more social and enjoyable but ensures every senior has access to a well-balanced diet.

Assistance With Daily Activities

Getting older can make it more difficult to do the things you once did on your own. Things like dressing, bathing, managing medication and getting out see family and friends often require assistance. And when seniors don’t have the assistance they need with these daily tasks, that can often lead to them keeping to themselves, increasing feelings of loneliness.

Seniors should never be held back from living the life they want just because they require extra assistance with daily activities they once did on their own. Assisted living communities to work with residents and their families to create personalized care plans that ensure every resident has access to the assistance they need to feel healthy and happy.

Reasons To Prioritize Self-Care

We, humans, have a default like when we’re born we cry, we seek the care of our mother, we feed on our mother’s breast. As we become a toddler, we need the love, caring, and guide of our family. When we’re in grade school we will need friends and we will always crave sweets or junk foods. When we turn as teenagers we become curious about love and then we tend to have relationships out of curiosity. When we are nearing adulthood we would get a taste of alcohol or any vices out of curiosity again. This is the time when we might start to destroy our body or keep it healthy.

Peer pressure comes in and that’s why we tend to do things we shouldn’t be doing. When you turn into an adult and become mature enough, then that is the time you will think that you need to take care of your health. But unfortunately, some people don’t care about their health, and that is one default of us humans too. Prioritizing yourself is an important thing to keep in mind. Just like the famous saying says, “before helping others, help yourself first.”

And that is true, and sometimes we do not notice that. That’s why you should always think about yourself. It is not being selfish, it is accepting the truth and reality, because in the end what’s going to be left of you is yourself. If you don’t take care of your health, you are the one who is going to suffer.

Now if you’re a person who wants change, you’re making the right decision. Now here are the reasons why you should prioritize self-care.

Your self-worth

One of the things most people don’t realize is your worth. A human body is priceless, without it you wouldn’t be able to do things you want to do, you wouldn’t be able to love the person you love, you wouldn’t be able to work and earn money, you wouldn’t be able to do our God-given tasks for this world. Our life is a gift from God and our body is the living vessel he let us borrow, so don’t destroy it. Our body is priceless.

Rescuing and Caring

This is the part that where most people get confused. Rescuing yourself from taking care of yourself. When we get hospitalized because and the doctors discovered we have a disease, then you initiate to change your lifestyle to make your sickness go away, that is rescuing. The important thing here is the “caring”. You need to take care of your body to prevent yourself from being rushed to the hospital.

We expect from others

We always expect from other, we expect for them to take care of us. You expect your partner to take care of your, you expect your children to take care of you when you are old. Yes, of course, they would take care of you because they are your family. But if you don’t take care of yourself by doing things bad for you, nothing will happen. You need to take action yourself. Do what you should do because it is your responsibility of taking care of your body.

Surprising Benefits Of Living Alone

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When you were born and you grew up, as a child you live with your parents, or you live with your aunts, uncles, or grandparents. All of them are there with you as you grow up, when you come home from school, they’re there to be with you, in the morning they would be your alarm clock for you to get up to get ready for school, yummy breakfast is made and neat, clean, smooth, and ironed uniforms of yours are all ready for you to be worn. It really is fun, happy, and very favorable for living with your family or a partner. But sometimes there will come a time in our life that we would be forced to live alone, like when you go to college and you rent an apartment. If not forced some people just want to live alone out of curiosity, or simply they just want to test themselves and see what would change them. The choice of living alone is a brave decision to make it shows that you are a challenging person and an independent one. If living with family or a partner could be favorable, living alone could have some benefits too. That’s why we provide you below some of the surprising benefits of living alone.

Sense of responsibility

When living with family, someone in your family cooks food, do the dishes, do the laundry, cleaning your room, cleaning the living are, buying the groceries and etc. You may also before have a sense of responsibility when living with your parents, but not as much as responsibility when living alone. Living alone gives you more responsibility, as you are the only living thing in that home that could do human tasks. Given this tasks and chores, you build up more sense of responsibility in your life, which is a very good thing.


Living alone means you’re free at your house, you can do anything you want in that private space free, and without anyone stopping you. By that you tend to do more stuff, new stuff that you’re unfamiliar with, like yoga, dancing, singing and etc. you tend to discover new things and new talents within yourself.


You are free of anything, you can choose to be clean or messy if you want, you can either cook or just order food, you can invite people whenever you want, you can throw your own party, and many more. Nobody dislikes the feeling of freedom. So when living alone, freedom is met.

Build relationships

If you have your own home or your own apartment, you can invite anyone you want to and anytime you want. By that, you can enjoy personal space with them which builds your relationship with other people and maximizes your social life abilities.


Types of Lifestyles Suitable For You

Lifestyle is the physical, psychological, social, and economical, values, interests, opinions, and behaviors of a certain individual, group or community. It is how they live their life. People around the world have different kinds of lifestyles, like healthy to unhealthy, or active to inactive.

Some people just go with the flow of how their lifestyle will be. Basically, if you don’t care for yourself then you might just end up with having random lifestyles. Nowadays we are all busy with work together with our social life, and because of that, we lose track of how our lifestyle is. So we always have to keep in mind of ourselves, our body, our mind. If you are wanting to live a certain lifestyle, but some requirement for that lifestyle doesn’t fit you, you tend to stay in that lifestyle of yours, which will still lead you to remain in that lifestyle you were in – whether it is bad or a little good. But sometimes it depends on the person of what lifestyle fits for him or for her.

So below are the ways to know what lifestyle is suitable for you.

Active lifestyle

If you are a hyperactive, outgoing, or a person who loves to always become busy or productive, this lifestyle is for you. An active lifestyle consists of having exercises daily, socializing with people, join groups or clubs in your neighborhood, and an active and healthy body and mind.

Having an active lifestyle doesn’t mean you should overuse your body or mind — keep in mind your body or mind, don’t drain your energy.

Healthy lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is close and fitting with an active lifestyle. In order to have a healthy lifestyle, you should choose your food, avoid junk foods, saturated fats, and sugar. Eat healthily. Have a diet and don’t overeat since it is not and never healthy plus it makes your kidney tired, which is not healthy too. Have a daily exercise like yoga, just simple exercises to keep your body and mind active and fit. Avoid bad habits and be a responsible person for your own body.

Bohemian lifestyle

If you are an artistic, spiritual, musical person, this lifestyle fits you. To have a bohemian lifestyle you will tend to travel a lot, seek adventures, make time for you spiritual culture, artistic performances, and musical desires. You unleash the beast and go party, be an outsider, put in some boho outfits, and make a lot of friends.

Nomadic lifestyle

A nomad constantly moves from one place to another, a person who doesn’t want to have any permanent place to be in. A lot of people don’t fit this lifestyle since most of us need stability, security, and just can’t leave the place we were born or a place where we fell in love. A nomad feels comfortable and spends most of their time with some other people from time to time, but nomads avoid attachments since it might restrain them from leaving a certain place.

Solo lifestyle

For people who want to live solo or incapable of not having anyone to be with them, mostly the very independent people. In solo lifestyle you will learn a lot like how to be much more responsible, you’ll learn to entertain yourself, you can do anything you want with no one judging you or controlling you, and you discipline yourself. Having a solo lifestyle is not lonely, you can still have friends of course, and who knows one day you might move on, on having a solo lifestyle if you meet the right person for you.

Rural lifestyle

If you love to grow crops, animals, and love nature and rural areas, then the rural lifestyle is for you. You grow your own food, you put up a farm and grow fruits and veggies and maybe animals. A rural lifestyle could be enjoyed by just sitting on your front porch, looking at the field, enjoying your cup of coffee or tea and just enjoy the fresh breeze. Having a rural lifestyle doesn’t mean it’s just you, your family, your plants and animals, you also have that active community, which has a lot of festivities to gather the community having a consistently happy community.