We are in the process of installing a new phone system. During this transition, we may experience intermittent outages with some areas of our campus. We are working hard to restore service in a timely fashion. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we work to improve our systems.
Thanks to both advances in medical science and the awareness that staying active improve our minds, bodies and souls, today’s older adults are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. In fact, the Social Security Administration estimates the average life expectancy for a male aged 65 is 84.3 years, while a 65-year-old female can expect to live to age 86.6. However, about one out of four of today’s 65-year-olds can actually expect to live past age 90!
By definition, wellness means not only the absence of disease, illness or stress, but the presence of purpose in life, active involvement in satisfying work and play, joyful relationships, a healthy body and living environment, and happiness. In other words, wellness is the act of making healthy choices that lead to a fulfilling lifestyle. While diet and exercise are of course key elements in healthy aging, there’s much more involved with overall wellness.
If you’re looking to live a longer, happier and more fulfilling life, it’s important to consider all eight dimensions of wellness. Think of your health and wellbeing as one interconnected system and strive for a balance in all areas. Maintaining a high level of wellness in each dimension is key to an improved quality of life – especially for older adults.
The eight dimensions of wellness, and how maintaining a high level in each can improve your health and wellbeing, are:
It’s never too late to start making the healthy choices that will ensure wellness in all eight dimensions! Start employing strategies to exercise regularly, eat a nutritious diet, manage your stress, and abstain from bad habits like smoking.
At Peabody Retirement Community, the eight dimensions of wellness are present every day in the lives of our residents. From enjoying personal training in our innovative Billie Jane Strauss Wellness Center and nutritious dining options to an array of activities to designed to enhance your mind, body, and spirit, we are dedicated to promoting the highest level of overall wellness. For more information about life at our active retirement community in North Manchester, Indiana, please contact us today by calling (260) 982-8616.