Why communal living can help combat loneliness in seniors

Loneliness can have a significant impact on our overall health.  According to multiple studies, loneliness can be even more detrimental to our health than smoking, and can increase inflammation and other precursors to disease.

It's important to note that loneliness is not solely caused by being physically alone. Even people who live with others can feel lonely and disconnected from others. This highlights the crucial role that the quality of our relationships plays in our overall health.

While the idea of breaking out of loneliness may seem daunting, taking action to improve our social connections can have numerous benefits for our health, attitude, and mindset. Consider reaching out to someone you've been meaning to spend time with, joining a local book club, hiking group, or exercise class, or finding other ways to connect with people who share your interests and values. By prioritizing our relationships and taking active steps to combat loneliness, we can significantly improve our well-being and overall health.

Living in a communal setting can be particularly beneficial for seniors, as it can provide a sense of community and social support that can help combat feelings of loneliness and isolation. In fact, studies have shown that seniors who live in communal settings tend to have better mental and physical health outcomes than those who live alone.

One study conducted by the National Institute on Aging found that seniors who lived in communal settings were less likely to experience depression and cognitive decline than those who lived alone. Another study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior found that seniors who had social support and engaged in social activities were less likely to experience declines in activities of daily living and had a lower risk of mortality.

Moreover, communal living can provide access to a range of amenities and services, such as group activities, transportation, and meal services. This can help seniors maintain a higher quality of life, while also providing opportunities for socialization and engagement with others.

Ciela offers a wide range of services and amenities for seniors looking to maintain their independence while receiving personalized care. The community is designed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle, with a focus on physical, mental, and emotional vitality.

Residents at Ciela have access to a variety of on-site amenities, including our state-of-the art Vitality Center, social lounges, abundant outdoor amenities, as well as a range of organized activities and events. The community also provides personalized care plans that are tailored to meet each member's unique needs, ensuring that they receive the support they need to thrive.

In addition to its exceptional amenities and services, Ciela offers a warm and welcoming environment that fosters a sense of community and belonging. By living in a communal setting, older adults are able to maintain social connections and build meaningful relationships with their peers, which can have a positive impact on their overall health and wellbeing.

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If you aren’t yet a resident of Ciela, what are you waiting for? Our luxury independent living community is the perfect place for you to enjoy your retirement in a resort-style setting. One of the best things a senior can do for themselves is to stay social and engaged, and by becoming a Ciela resident, you can do exactly that. To learn more about our senior living community or take a tour, contact us today!We look forward to showing you all of the luxuries that retirement has to offer.

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