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Wellness Habits: Essential Tips for Seniors to Maintain Their Well-Being

September 1st, 2023

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Wellness requires healthy daily habits as we age. Good habits and practices can significantly contribute to the well-being of seniors, ensuring a healthy and fulfilling life. These wellness tips are tailored for seniors, while highlighting the exceptional care and support offered at CRISTA Senior Living communities.

#1 Tip for Wellness: Stay Active

Engaging in regular physical activity is vital for seniors. It helps maintain strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health. At CRISTA Senior Living, residents have access to fitness programs and activities designed for different abilities and interests. From group exercise classes to walking on the trails of our beautiful campus, we offer a supportive environment for seniors to stay active.

#2 Tip for Wellness: Prioritize Mental Health

Seniors should prioritize their mental well-being alongside their physical health. Engaging in activities that stimulate the mind, such as puzzles, reading, or learning new skills, can help maintain cognitive function. CRISTA Senior Living provides many activities for residents to engage intellectually. Many residents organize interest groups that meet regularly. And there are volunteer opportunities at King’s Schools.

#3 Tip for Wellness: Embrace Social Connections

Staying socially connected is crucial for seniors’ overall well-being. Isolation and loneliness can lead to a decline in mental and physical health. Residents at CRISTA often enjoy a deep connection with each other in prayer and Bible study. They also connect through interest groups dedicated to writing, woodworking, art, missions, choir, and other interests.

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#4 Tip for Wellness: Nourish the Body

Proper nutrition is essential for seniors’ health. A well-balanced diet provides the necessary nutrients to support overall wellness. CRISTA Senior Living’s dining services offer nutritious and delicious meals tailored to seniors’ dietary needs and preferences. With a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, residents enjoy delicious and wholesome meals while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

#5 Tip for Wellness: Cultivate Spiritual Well-being

Nurturing spiritual well-being is a priority at CRISTA Senior Living. We recognize the importance of faith and offer many opportunities for residents to engage in church services, hymn sings, Bible studies, and prayer groups. We have a full-time chaplain and lay chaplains to support our residents’ spiritual growth.

As we age, daily wellness practices play a crucial role in maintaining a high quality of life. CRISTA Senior Living understands the unique needs of seniors to have an environment that promotes physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being. Many of our residents live into their nineties and celebrate birthdays beyond the 100-year mark because of our dedication to their well-being.

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I would like to commend Cristwood Park staff on their efforts to protect themselves and their residents from COVID. It’s been a concern of ours since last March and we have been relieved to see so few cases in the Cristwood Park community. I would like to thank the staff and leadership for their diligence in maintaining good protocols throughout this pandemic.

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Exceptional personalized holistic care. Helps keep Mom’s mind active and she flourishes with the nurturing care. Especially of value currently given the COVID restrictions. We are genuinely pleased with our mom's care.

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Thinking back on all the great care you and your team have given her at CRISTA, we thank you for all that. I am sure it made a difference in the quality of her life.

I appreciate the personal relationship I have with the staff and the good communication they give me.

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