Reading is a wonderful pastime that can have a wide range of benefits for both intellectual and emotional health. Between learning about new information with nonfiction books or escaping to new worlds with adventurous fantasy novels, there are so many benefits to diving into a good book.
Animals play an amazing and important role in our lives, from working animals to household pets, therapy dogs, or farm animals, connecting with animals can have a profound impact on people. Pets, and animals in general, can bring out the best in us.
Pet and animal assisted therapy has many benefits, especially for older adults. Animal interactions provide a sense of unconditional love, tactile connections, and mental stimulation to seniors and residents of Senior Living communities.
Living a full life is all about experiencing a sense of purpose and engagement. For most of us, this sense of fulfillment comes from a variety of sources, and learning to properly balance each of them leads to a full, well-rounded life. Research supports the importance of having healthy connections within a variety of wellness areas in order to live a full and balanced lifestyle physically, mentally, and emotionally.
May 9th kicks off the start of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022. Mental health awareness is important to ensure the wellbeing, behavioral health and overall happiness of all. This is a particularly important issue for older adults who are at a higher risk of poor mental health due to factors such as isolation, inactivity, memory loss, and potential physical disabilities. This year's theme is “together we can tackle loneliness,” which is particularly important for seniors who are more likely to feel isolated.
It’s no secret that Americans nationwide are experiencing the effects of inflation. The housing market is at an all-time high, with homes selling for more than their asking prices in cities across the United States. For many, this provides a great opportunity to sell their home and maximize their return on investment -- with today’s housing market, selling a home can mean walking away with a large nest egg for retirement.
At Pacifica Senior Living, we believe in life-enriching possibilities and that sharing your life with others is the ultimate form of enriching and empowering change. That’s why we go above and beyond to make each of our communities a warm environment where all residents feel welcome. Our staff goes above and beyond to schedule exciting life enrichment opportunities for residents to enjoy during their stay, creating a sense of belonging and purposeful living.
Intergenerational programs aren’t just for children—they are activities enjoyed by people of all ages. Programs can focus on an array of interests and come in a variety of formats, from arts and crafts to mentorships. There’s something for everyone involved in this intricate mix of people and interests.