Benefits of Settling into Senior Living for Winter

Benefits of Settling into Senior Living for Winter

If you or a loved one has been considering a move to a senior living community, now may be the perfect time to start your search. With colder days on the horizon, there are many benefits to residing in a senior living community during the winter season.

Worry-free Living

Snow-covered driveways and icy roads may look pretty, but they can be very dangerous for older adults. Residents of senior living communities can enjoy the winter elements without ever having to worry about shoveling the snow or treacherous road conditions.

At The Oaks, we take care of the snow removal and ground maintenance so seniors can enjoy well-maintained walking paths throughout the cold months. Our residents have peace of mind with an emergency call system, an abundance of food and supplies, access to transportation services, and helpful staff to assist you when you need it. With an abundance of resort-style amenities available on-site, like flexible meal plans and a fully-equipped fitness center, residents never have to go far to enjoy a safe and comfortable lifestyle.

Opportunities to Socialize

With less sunlight, colder temps, and poor driving conditions, the winter months also present challenges for seniors to get out and socialize with other people. This can lead to feelings of loneliness, isolation, or even seasonal depression.

Senior living communities are designed to foster friendships through shared activities and events. At The Oaks, there is always a neighbor nearby to meet you for coffee, play a game of cards, take a walk, or join you for a church service. Our diverse events calendar makes it easy to stay connected to peers every month of the year.

Focus on health and wellness.

Winter is notorious for cold and flu season. Since viruses can be especially hard on older adults, it’s important that they take preventive measures to stay healthy during the winter season. At The Oaks at Bartlett, we take a comprehensive approach to health and wellness. We support the overall health of our residents through:

  • Nutritious dining services. Our residents enjoy delicious, healthy meals in our restaurant-style dining rooms. At The Oaks, our menus are crafted with our seniors’ nutritional needs and preferences in mind.
  • Fitness programs. Residents at The Oaks never have to worry about going outside for a walk on icy sidewalks or driving to a local gym. Whether they want to exercise solo in the fitness center or swim laps with friends in our indoor pool, plenty of opportunities to stay physically fit are available within our community’s grounds.
  • Top-notch health care and rehab. The Oaks at Bartlett is ranked among the country’s best Rehab programs for residents and others recovering from surgery or managing the consequences of a medical condition, physical challenge, or injury. Our 24-hour Skilled Nursing team is also available when you need on-site medical attention.

Enjoy the Benefits of Senior Living This Winter at The Oaks at Bartlett

Community living offers many benefits for older adults, no matter the season or weather. Instead of dreading the winter season, consider moving yourself or a loved one into a senior living community where wintertime can be safe, healthy, and enjoyable. Learn more about The Oaks at Bartlett and schedule a tour today!