The Virginian
News & Events
Benefits of Senior Living Wellness Programs

‹ Back to News & Events

Benefits of Senior Living Wellness Programs

Senior wellness programs have proven to be beneficial for improving overall health and addressing issues such as depression, mobility, and age-related health concerns. Through these programs, older adults can take action in the pursuit of their own well-being.

Such programs are often therapeutic for seniors with chronic health issues, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other dementia-related conditions. They help prevent depression and anxiety, help seniors live longer, and provide a comprehensive focus on senior health.

Eight interdependent dimensions of wellness contribute to the personal harmony of each individual. These are:

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social
  • Spiritual
  • Vocational
  • Financial
  • Environmental

These aspects do not necessarily need to be met equally but should be addressed as needed for each resident in the community through activities for seniors. Things like healthy aging and social life are a mere part of what makes a good quality of life in retirement communities.

Physical health can be addressed by providing access to fitness centers, swimming classes and programs, and team sports like bocce and pickleball. Daily exercise classes may include water aerobics, Tai Chi, yoga, or balance and strength training.

Other programming offered may include continuing education or regularly scheduled classes. Many seniors enjoy cooking classes and instructional classes to learn new hobbies. Volunteer programs are also a great way to fulfill certain needs.

Communities with well-landscaped grounds and walking paths offer casual exercise. This environment is also perfect for hobbies such as bird-watching, leaf collecting, and many other activities.

To learn more about the senior living wellness programs and the senior living communities at The Virginian, please contact us online or call to schedule a tour. We look forward to meeting you and your loved one.

We care about your opinion!
Schedule Your Appointment Today

Choice. Flexibility. Control. You'll find it all in The Virginian.

So, talk with one of our Lifestyle Counselors today at 703-385-9229.

9229 Arlington Blvd. | Fairfax, VA | 22031