Why Assisted Living Is a Great Asset for Creative Seniors

Seniors can be creative just like anyone else. Unlike other adults, elderly men and women may very well be retired and have a lot of extra time to devote to various areas of interest. When an aging person is considering assisted living, they might be looking at a wide range of activities that could pique their interest. Creativity might be one area in which an elderly person would like to explore.

Assisted Living in Spanish Fort AL: Creative Seniors

Assisted Living in Spanish Fort AL: Creative Seniors

How could assisted living spark creativity?

Every facility is different, of course, so it’s a good idea for the senior to go on a tour, check out the facility, see what kind of dining facilities it has, get a sense of the atmosphere, the other residents, and the types of activities that may go on regularly.

Some assisted living communities offer more activities and points of interest for their aging residents. Some of the activities might include creative arts, entertainment, or even playing games. There might be a number of activities there not specifically provided by the staff or other individuals at the facility but rather put together by other residents.

How could this be an asset?

When people are pursuing areas of interest, when they are creative and beginning to delve into some type of artistic endeavor, for example, it can provide mental stimulation. It can also offer a sense of purpose.

When seniors have no job to go to, don’t have many family or friends in the area, and have a tendency to spend most of their days alone, that can take an emotional toll. That’s one of the primary reasons people consider assisted living: they want to be surrounded by other individuals who share their interests.

When people start focusing on creative endeavors and mentally stimulating activities, it provides a sense of purpose in life once again. There might be a type of art form, such as playing music, painting on a canvas, or sculpting they’ve always wished to pursue but never had the time before.

Some of these activities might be provided at an assisted living community they are interested in. When people have something to look forward to each day, when there’s a reason for them to get up, crawl out of bed, get showered, dressed, and ready for whatever life throws their way, it creates a more positive atmosphere and environment.

A quality assisted living community will help encourage its residents to pursue activities of interest and that may very well include a wide range of creative endeavors.

If you or an aging loved one are considering assisted living in Spanish Fort, AL, contact Ashbury Manor Specialty Care and Assisted Living at 251-317-3017.

About Cindy Johnson

Ashbury Manor’s Administrator since 2008, Cindy Johnson is a long-time expert in the assisted living field. Prior to her arrival at Ashbury Manor, Cindy managed acquisitions and crisis management for existing and new larger senior care project developments for eleven years. As regional manager for an Oregon-based assisted living management company, Cindy was directly responsible for operations for five 50-65 bed assisted living facilities. As manager during the transition to new ownership, Cindy reorganized internal operations and conducted leadership training for Executive Directors. As a result of her management and expertise, one of the company’s facilities (in Ocala, Florida) received a deficiency-free survey, resulting in the lifting of a moratorium on operation.

A nurse for 36 years, senior care has always been Cindy’s passion. Desiring to work more closely with residents, Cindy became a Category II Administrator in 2005. As Ashbury Manor’s Administrator, Cindy understands the complexities associated with dementia and cognitive impairment and she has fallen in love with seniors with dementia or cognitive impairment and their families.

Cindy is Treasurer of the local “Senior Coalition” chapter. She enjoys mentoring new candidates who want to become administrators.

As a 16-bed facility, with Cindy's training and experience, our residents and their families can be sure Ashbury Manor’s carefully selected staff provides the expertise of a larger facility while maintaining the individualized personal care of a small special needs home.
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