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Staying Active and Healthy: Fitness and Nutrition for Seniors in Assisted Living

June 16, 2023

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It’s common knowledge that staying active and maintaining a balanced diet are essential for overall health and well-being. However, as we age, these aspects become even more critical. A balanced lifestyle can help manage chronic conditions, boost mental health, and improve the quality of life. At The Mansions Assisted Living & Memory Care, we understand this significance and emphasize a holistic approach to wellness for our seniors.

The Importance of Physical Fitness

Physical activity is a cornerstone of health at any age. Regular exercise can enhance mobility, flexibility, and balance, which are particularly beneficial for seniors1. Physical activity has also been associated with decreased risk of chronic diseases, improved mental health, and increased life span2.

In the context of assisted living, exercise programs can be tailored to accommodate an individual’s abilities and preferences. Activities may include walking groups, chair yoga, or aquatic exercises. It’s all about staying as active as possible in a safe and supportive environment.

At The Mansions, we offer a variety of exercise and wellness classes, designed to cater to different fitness levels and interests. Our professional staff members guide seniors through exercises, ensuring they’re performed safely and effectively.

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Nutrition Matters

Just as exercise is important, so is proper nutrition. As we age, our nutritional needs change. Caloric needs decrease, but the need for certain nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, increases3. It’s essential to provide seniors with nutrient-dense foods that can cater to these changes.

At The Mansions, we take a personalized approach to our dining options. Our in-house culinary team creates delicious, nutritionally balanced meals that cater to individual dietary requirements and preferences. Our residents not only enjoy a wide variety of meals but also benefit from a nutritionally sound diet.

Social Aspects of Health

Staying active and eating well are not just about physical health. They also play a significant role in social and mental wellness. Group fitness classes provide an opportunity for social interaction, fostering a sense of community among residents. Shared mealtimes in our dining facilities offer a social setting where residents can connect and build friendships.

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The Mansions Approach

At The Mansions, our holistic approach to health and wellness encompasses all these aspects. We believe that nurturing the physical, mental, and social well-being of our residents is crucial in offering the best quality of life in our communities.

If you or your loved one are considering a move to assisted living in the Atlanta area, we invite you to explore The Mansions Assisted Living & Memory Care. Our dedication to wellness, combined with our wide array of services and amenities, ensures that our residents enjoy a vibrant and healthy lifestyle. To learn more or schedule a tour, feel free to fill out a form and contact us today!

The Mansions at Alpharetta Assisted Living and Memory Care
(470) 359-5200
3675 Old Milton Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30005
The Mansions at Gwinnett Park Assisted Living and Memory Care
(470) 397-5953
2450 Buford Dr. Lawrenceville, GA 30043
The Mansions at Sandy Springs Assisted Living and Memory Care
(678) 684-6990
7300 Spalding Dr. Peachtree Corners, GA 30092