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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Activities And Assisted Living: It's Better Than Bingo

by Carla Hudson

An assisted living facility is designed to see to the medical, nutritional, and safety needs of your aging loved one. Just because these needs are met doesn't necessarily mean that your loved one will find happiness in an assisted living facility.

Every person needs to be actively engaged in social activities to help ward off depression and enrich their lives. If you think that the only activity available to senior citizens is bingo, then you are in for a surprise. Modern assisted living facilities, like Wellspring Meadows Assisted Living, offer a wide range of activity programs for your aging loved one to participate in.

Continuing Education

Learning a new skill can be a great way for your aging loved one to practice both mental and manual dexterity. Many facilities offer workshops and specialized classes that offer their residents the opportunity to participate in continuing education. Some facilities offer writing workshops and pottery classes. Others might host foreign language classes or teach art classes. Whatever your loved one may be interested in, there is probably an activity program that will help foster his or her interest and keep his or her mind engaged.


Regular exercise is an essential component for good health. Senior citizens need to remain active to help prevent muscle atrophy and a loss of flexibility. Assisted living facilities recognize the importance of implementing exercise into their residents' daily routines, and many offer group fitness classes to help meet activity needs. Some popular exercise classes available in assisted living centers include yoga, jazzercise, and even water aerobics. Your loved one will be able to maintain his or her health while making friends with other residents in a group fitness class.

Community Events

More and more assisted living facilities are recognizing the importance of working to keep residents a part of the wider community. Hosting community events at the facility can be a great way to get residents interacting with other people who live nearby. Most facilities try to target community events that will appeal to their residents. A classic car show in the parking lot allows residents to reminisce on their early driving experiences. A pedigreed dog show in the facility's common room gives animal-loving residents a chance to interact with dogs of all breeds and their handlers.

Community events benefit both the assisted living facility and the broader community by bringing the elderly and their neighbors together. Be sure that your loved one transitions to an assisted living facility with strong community ties.