Once your loved one gets settled into our assisted living center, they will spend the next few weeks getting used to their surroundings. Although we provide a friendly and welcoming environment, moving into a new place as a senior can always be challenging. Keeping loved ones connected is a top priority at Summer’s Landing. We understand the social needs of seniors and provide creative outlets for social activities and senior life.
Keeping Loved Ones Connected: 6 Ways We Meet Social Needs
Keeping loved ones connected includes providing stimulating activities that involve residents, families, friends, and the community. All activities and programs are naturally integrated into our senior living services. We add new activities to keep things interesting while keeping activities that are group favorites. Also, we offer various programs and events in Florida that appeal to a wide range of interests and capabilities.
Fitness and Exercise
Perhaps the best thing about keeping loved ones connected is that seniors and loved ones can participate in most of our senior fitness activities. All are welcomed to participate in activities such as:
- Weight training
Fitness can bring people together to share common goals and interests. Seniors that exercise typically live longer and have stronger mental health.
Hobbies and Interests
One of the best features of our assisted living services is the supplies and resources that we provide that help seniors pursue their hobbies and interests. There is an array of activities and courses available such as:
- Jewelry making
- Knitting and crocheting
Additionally, seniors can participate in pottery and ceramics, as well as drawing, sketching, and painting. Best of all, family members can participate in these activities along with senior family members. If your senior loved one doesn’t see something they like to participate in, let us know what they would like to do. We can always try to accommodate their needs.
One of the most popular senior care services is dining services. Food brings families together. Seniors can sit with family and friends and enjoy a delicious meal cooked with care. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are all available, so families can get together regardless of their schedule. Sitting around the table and socializing meets social needs on multiple levels. Families are always welcomed to join senior residents for meals anytime throughout the day.
Trips are always a fun way of keeping loved ones connected. We encourage family members to go on excursions through town or out of town. We may even ask for volunteers from time to time to help us coordinate and attend the trips. If you have a senior loved one that loves to travel, we provide a variety of opportunities for short and long-distance trips that are sure to please.
Medication Assistance Services
A senior loved one who is taking medication may need help managing their medication. Our medication assistance services are designed to help seniors manage their medication and to involve the family at every level. We notify you if there are problems or concerns that we have with the current medication or changes in the dosage or frequency of use. Approved family members have access to medication information as needed.
Senior Living Services in Florida from Summer’s Landing
If you are looking for senior living services for your loved one, contact Summer’s Landing at 850.265.9829. We offer comprehensive assisted living services in Florida. Keeping loved ones connected is one of our top priorities. Call us today so you can find out more about how we can meet your loved one’s social needs. We are here to make sure your loved one has a happy and fulfilling life.