The Life Changing Benefits of Active Senior Living
We all want to live a healthy and happy life. But how does one do so? Especially as we age? Staying physically active and having meaningful social connections are certainly two key areas that contribute to a healthy and happy life. As we age, it becomes even more vital to maintain an active lifestyle and connect with others. What better way to achieve this than by moving to an active senior living neighborhood like Athens Crossing where the spaces, activities, and the entire community are designed around an active senior lifestyle?
The Benefits of Staying Active
The benefits of staying physically active as you age abound. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, staying physically active offers a plethora of health benefits including lowering the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. Maintaining an active lifestyle can also improve mood and improve the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Keeping active also improves strength and balance which can prevent injury and allow for an independent living lifestyle.
The Benefits of Community
While physical activity is important to our health and well-being, so too is social connection. Research shows that social isolation can have a significant impact on the health of older adults. Social isolation has been linked to higher blood pressure, susceptibility to the flu and other infectious diseases, and early onset of dementia. Belonging to a community is vital to health throughout our lifespan and the impact is measurable. People with meaningful social connections live longer, healthier, and happier lives. Being part of an active community is not just something nice to have—it’s a critical part of our health and well-being.
Active Senior Living at Athens Crossing
Athens Crossing’s vibrant community and active lifestyle allows you to fully enjoy life. Our spacious single-family homes and duplexes come with a wide selection of amenities that make life convenient.
Pamper Yourself with Amenities
Athens Crossing offers a wide range of amenities and services that make living here a truly pampered experience. Here is just a taste of the amenities offered at Athens Crossing:
- Luxury Clubhouse
- Indoor pool
- State-of-the-art Fitness Center
- Indoor gathering areas for events and parties
- Pickleball Courts
- Outdoor pavilion
- Community Garden
- Walking Paths
Activities & Socializing
Life is vibrant at Athens Crossing. Our life enrichment opportunities and active social calendar expand your community and bring joy, relaxation, and adventure to life. There is always something happening and neighbors to share the experience with.
Following are just a sampling of activities at Athens Crossing:
- Fitness classes like yoga
- Water aerobics
- Book clubs
- Social events like parties, barbeques, and more
- Workshops on writing, art, floral arrangement, and more
- Outings to museums, theaters, films, sporting events, restaurants, and shopping
- A Community Designed Specifically for Active Adults
Having a community and living spaces designed for active seniors is an important perk of a senior living community. Creating innovative spaces like our Fitness Center which offers exercise equipment and classes for seniors and our clubhouse which allows our residents to socialize over coffee or a cocktail. Making sure residents can quickly and easily access these spaces from their homes is another consideration that was intentionally designed. Even the spaces within our homes and duplexes are designed around older adults’ current and future needs.
Peace of Mind
One of the most powerful benefits of the Athens Crossing neighborhood is that it’s a Life Plan Community. Life Plan Communities are retirement communities with an important added benefit: a continuum of care, which ensures that you can “age in place,” having planned ahead in terms of access to additional services and the cost of long-term care. As an Athens Crossing resident, if your health needs change, you’re completely set up for a transition to Four Seasons Retirement. Think of it as having peace of mind for you and your loved ones.
Talk with a Senior Living Advisor
Are you ready for an active senior living community? Talk with one of our Senior Living Advisors at 812-372-8481 to learn more about our vibrant community and all that Athens Crossing has to offer.