Staying Active at SpringShire
For earlier generations, retirement often meant a slower pace in both lifestyle and level of activity. But today, seniors are using their retirement to become more active, pouring energy into passions like art, social and community events, volunteering and more. SpringShire will offer maintenance-free, independent living for active seniors who want to invest their time and energy doing things they enjoy.
People today are also focused on their health and wellness, both physically and mentally, throughout all their years.
SpringShire, a new Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) coming to Greenville, NC, will offer services and amenities to promote active lifestyles and wellness, such as:
- State-of-the-art fitness center and exercise rooms
- Guided fitness classes and programs,
- Heated, indoor pool,
- Nature trails,
- Social events, clubs and committees,
- Lifelong learning education classes,
- And healthy dining options, just to name a few.
A recent study by the International Council on Active Aging found that residents of CCRCs who participate in wellness programs live in the independent-living community up to two years longer than non-participants. Additionally, approximately 90 percent of residents who took part in wellness activities said they were happy with their quality of life.
By participating in the many fitness and wellness activities that will be on-site at SpringShire, future residents will see many benefits.
According to the CDC at least 150 minutes of exercise a week can result in: better weight control, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, strengthened bones, fall prevention, and increased physical ability.
Promoting good physical health is not the only benefit of staying active. Maintaining an active lifestyle has also been shown to produce many positive results for mental health. Some of these, according to Anxiety and Depression Association of America, include increased memory and reduced stress and anxiety.
Having an active life and engaging in fun activities increases socialization and leads to a better quality of life. According to the American Grandparents Association, benefits you might see from being more socially active include: boosting your immune system, lowering risk of memory loss, relieving pain, and adding years to your life.
If you would like to learn more about everything SpringShire will offer to help you live a more fulfilling life, contact us today!