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The 8 Dimensions of Wellness

As we age, it’s important to stay healthy and happy for as long as we can. Today’s seniors are living longer than ever before, thanks in part to modern medicine and the fact that they know the importance of an active lifestyle.

However, maintaining a healthy life means so much more than just eating right and getting thirty minutes of exercise a day- although these are very important aspects! Active retirement communities today like Galloway Ridge recognize the importance of overall wellbeing, which is not merely the absence of illness or disease among residents, but rather taking a holistic approach to servicing their bodies and minds.

Wellness and Healthy Aging

The eight dimensions of wellness and why they are important to seniors’ healthy aging are:

Physical: Regular exercise can help seniors improve their balance and mobility and even minimize the impact of some chronic conditions.

Emotional: Feeling well is an important part of staying healthy. Becoming involved socially and staying active can boost your mood and keep you connected to loved ones.

Social: After you retire, you’ll have more time to spend with friends and family. Developing a support system and meeting new people who share your interests is vital to healthy aging.

Intellectual: Continuing to find ways to expand your skills and knowledge throughout your life is helpful to keeping your mind active and fit, and can help with memory issues and overall brain function.

Occupational: Even after you’ve retired, there are still ways to get enrichment from your past career through sharing your knowledge by consulting. Or, consider volunteering to stay connected and give back to your community.

Spiritual: Finding a connection to your inner values helps expand your sense of purpose and give more meaning to your days, making it easier for you get through any of those more difficult times.

Environmental: Our surroundings help us feel comfortable, engaged and inspired. Staying active by getting outdoors for activities like gardening and involving ourselves in community events as often as possible can play a major role in our wellness.

Financial: When we retire, we want to make sure we are satisfied with our current financial situation, and that our futures will be secure.

Each aspect of wellness can affect your overall quality of life. Galloway Ridge recognizes this, and through our active living program we offer an amazing variety of activities and events to ensure that our residents are covered through each of the eight dimensions of wellness.

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