New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors: Mind, Body, and Soul
As a caring, nurturing active senior living community in
Clovis, California, Orchard
Park designs its
programs to meet the physical,
mental, and emotional needs of each of our residents. Beyond nutritious food,
beautiful living spaces, and the highest quality of physical care, our
community also fosters a life-enriching environment where residents can
flourish. One way we create a positive environment of
active senior living is by providing a variety of daily activities that are
proven to enrich the mind, body, and soul.
Exercising the Body
At Orchard Park, we value
activities that exercise both the mind and the body, promoting a high level of
physical and cognitive fitness. Regular physical activity has a long list of
benefits; not only does it keep us happy, but it can protect against injury and
illness, even as we age.
For physical exercise and
movement, we offer a wide variety of classes and options, such as yoga and tai
chi, sittercise, a daily walking program, and more.
Exercising the Mind
In the spirit of our
holistic approach, not only do we exercise our bodies, but we exercise our
brains, too. Studies show that practicing mental exercises, such as puzzles and
games, helps to regulate and even delay memory decline in conditions such as
Alzheimer's and dementia.
When planning our monthly
calendars, we take care to ensure that each activity we plan promotes the
mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of our residents. In addition to
regular outings and social activities, we also encourage our residents to
continue learning. Residents can learn a wide range of skills through our daily
creative and educational Discovery Living programs, which include activities
such as oil painting, knitting, ceramics, book clubs, and card making. We also
have specialized activities, like structured brain games specifically designed
to meet the needs of our
memory care community.
Exercising the Soul
What does it mean to live
life to its fullest? To us, it involves having a sense of
purpose and community. Engaging, enriching
activities and strong social bonds have lasting health and mood-enhancing
benefits, protecting against stress and depression. That's why Orchard Park
plans frequent social gatherings and networks with the surrounding community
through schools, community centers, and churches around Clovis, Fresno, and Madera, California. We are committed to
giving residents a deeper sense of connection with others, both in terms of
staying connected with our Orchard Park family and the surrounding community at
Our residents have all
kinds of opportunities to socialize and celebrate, including parties for
birthdays and holidays, pet therapy sessions, and frequent outings.
What About You?
As we continue to develop
and facilitate activities and events this year at Orchard Park, we always keep
in mind our new year's resolution: to maintain and improve our health, not only
in terms of physical wellbeing, but in terms of emotional and spiritual
happiness as well. What are your new year’s resolutions?
Stop by and share; our staff and residents would love
to meet you.
Back to blog