It’s well proven that eating right, exercising and getting a good night’s sleep can benefit your overall health. But they can only do so much. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, social isolation may rival smoking, obesity and physical inactivity by significantly increasing your health risks. It can even raise your risk of dementia by almost 50%. That’s why it’s important to surround yourself with a community of friends. At Buckner Retirement Services, community connection is an important promise. We believe when you live in an active and social community surrounded by neighbors who are enjoying life, you can easily make friends.
Community connection is one of out Buckner Core Values because we believe that connections are part of what makes life worth living. To learn more about the Buckner Core Values, please contact Buckner Retirement Services today by calling 214.227.7182.
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The benefits of community connections are well documented. They help prevent senior isolation, increase independence and even improve your quality of life. It also reduces the risk of mental decline by about 50%. Studies have shown that social isolation can even cut years off your life—lonely people with no close friends or confidants were roughly twice as likely to die early compared with those who had strong networks of family and friends.
Social connections don’t just make senior living more fun; they make it longer lasting too. According to some studies, there’s a correlation between the number of social relationships you have at age 50 and how much time you spend alive later in life. The findings reveal that those with the most robust social lives were likely to live as much as 10 years longer than those who had no close friends.
Improved Quality of Life
Friendships can also improve senior quality of life by giving you a sense of belonging, meaning and engagement in your senior living community. At Buckner Retirement Services, we believe you can never have enough friends. We encourage residents to develop a strong network of friends so they feel connected and self-sufficient at all times because we know it increases their well being. That’s why we go beyond just saying community connection is important—we actually implement programs that promote friendships among neighbors.
Even if you don’t consider yourself an extroverted person, we have a variety of organizations, committees, activities, and services available to you. We also work with local community groups and school volunteer programs, allowing you to build spiritual ties through our faith-based service. All you have to do is follow your passions and other people will follow you.
Connections Can make A Difference
Not only can connecting with other people can benefit you, it can also benefit those around you. For instance, a new resident may be feeling lonely, until you come to them and invite them to share a meal together. Alternatively, your connection with our service activities can make a significant impact on the lives of people you may never meet. When you connect with other people, you are touching someone’s life in a way that only you can.
Our senior living connection goes beyond the senior living residency hall. We urge you to get out and meet new people in your neighborhood by participating in local community groups or volunteering at local schools.
What Can Residents Expect at Buckner Retirement Services?
At Buckner Retirement Services, our commitment is to provide compassionate senior care services that allow each person we serve. They deserve live their life to its fullest potential within an environment of respect and comfort in order for them to achieve personal fulfillment in their later years. As that mission evolves into reality, it brings unlimited value to residents.
We offer a range of care options, including:
For more information on how we encourage senior community connection in our senior living communities, please contact Buckner Retirement Services today at 214.227.7182.