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September Is Healthy Aging Month

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September Is Healthy Aging Month

Demystifying the Aging Process with the 8 Dimensions of Wellness

When it comes to healthy aging, The Glenview at Pelican Bay is positioned as the perfect place for older adults who want to live well—and age well.  As a LifeCare Community under the management and expertise of LifeCare Services (LCS), The Glenview supports seniors in their journey to healthy aging. What makes this so? The Glenview’s adherence to LCS’s foundational 8 Dimensions of Wellness as well as the innovative EverSafe360o program.

And what better time to celebrate a holistic approach to healthy aging than in September—observed for more than 20 years as Healthy Aging Month. The celebration is an annual health observance designed to focus attention on the positive aspects of growing older by promoting inspiration and practical ideas for seniors. It’s a time to think about your future and get started on better health practices. A time to try a new sport, passion, or hobby. A time to plan for more travel in the coming year. A time to re-invent yourself in any way you wish—it’s never too late, you know!

So, as your trusted resource for LifeCare living and future health care needs, here The Glenview will guide you on a journey of discovery focused on the 8 Dimensions of Wellness and EverSafe360o—all available at The Glenview. Perhaps the following explanation and ideas will demystify the aging process and inspire you to greater levels of healthy aging in September—and beyond.

8 Dimensions of Wellness for Healthy Aging

1. Physical

When one thinks of healthy aging, the physical aspects generally come to mind first. Exercise, strength, balance, range of motion, nutrition, etc.

At The Glenview:

A fitness center with wellness programs, outdoor swimming pool for water aerobics, nearby golf, tennis and croquet tournaments, a boardwalk and walking trails, programmed group wellness activities, and nutritious chef-prepared meals await you at The Glenview.

2. Emotional

The comfort and support of others in difficult times is especially important for seniors dealing with life’s many changes while staying focused on healthy aging.

At The Glenview:

This support takes the form of clinicians and social workers available to assist in grief and mental health issues, peer groups, informal circles of friends, and interactions with staff members.

3. Social

Fighting isolation and increasing engagement are especially important in maintaining a positive outlook for healthy aging.

At The Glenview:

Friendly, well-educated, well-traveled neighbors share interests and a love of coastal living. Restaurant-style dining, educational seminars, parties, celebrations, entertainment, and other programs—card games, arts and crafts, movie nights, interest-based clubs—bring residents together. Residents have a membership at the Pelican Bay Community Center for even more social opportunities.

4. Intellectual

Never stop learning! This dimension of wellness is so important to healthy aging. Boost your cognitive function. Stimulate your brain.

At The Glenview:

Educational seminars, speakers, book clubs, and technology workshops fill the Activities Calendar. An expansive library of books, videos, and CDs is also available to residents.

5. Vocational

Passing on skills and knowledge attained over a lifetime of living and work experience can foster healthy aging for both you and others. This is best accomplished through creating, volunteering, and teaching others.

At The Glenview:

An art studio, hobby studio, volunteering opportunities, and sharing in small group discussion are ways our residents benefit from vocational wellness.

6. Environmental

Surrounding yourself with what makes you feel good contributes to healthy aging and overall wellness.

At The Glenview:

Sun, sea, and sand form a gorgeous natural backdrop for our safe and secure LifeCare community in beautiful Pelican Bay. Luxurious apartments and penthouses with sophisticated features and finishes, and sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico, Naples Cay, and a tropical nature preserve complete a healthy, life-affirming picture.

7. Spiritual 

Yes, personal worship practices as a member of a religious community are certainly included in healthy aging. But meditation, art appreciation, musical performances, and more, also contribute to spiritual wellness as one ages.

At The Glenview:

Onsite faith services, religious studies, and ready transportation to area houses of worship help fulfill this dimension of wellness. A closeness to nature, Pelican Bay’s private beach, boardwalk, and meandering paths add to the opportunities for personal spiritual meditation.

8. Health Services

Fostering tremendous peace of mind as one ages, proper health care support in the form of routine physician care and health screenings, home risk assessment evaluations from a registered nurse, education on specific health care topics, and therapeutic and recuperative care strengthen one’s healthy aging goals.

At The Glenview:

In-home private pay nurses are available. Scheduled Wellness Clinics for flu shots, checkups, and more are scheduled regularly. Educational health care seminars covering critical topics are popular events. Short- and long-term skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services are available at Premier Place, the community’s onsite 5-star Health Center. In-home assisted living tasks and concierge services in the comfort of your own home can be scheduled through GlenCare Home Care Services.

EverSafe360

Additional Support for Healthy Aging

EverSafe360o is our new standard of resident safety and overall well-being brought to The Glenview by LCS. This program is composed of initiatives and partnerships that improve day-to-day life for seniors. Particularly important during these COVID times—and anytime—EverSafe360o addresses air quality, dining, the ever-changing emotional needs of aging, telemedicine, life enrichment, cleaning protocols, and more.

Visit The Glenview

See for yourself how The Glenview helps older adults live well and age healthfully—all year ‘round—through the 8 Dimensions of Wellness and EverSafe360oContact us today using the form below to set up a visit and private tour of our senior living community.

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