4 reasons to be Grateful at a Senior Living Community

Attitude can affect everything from overall health and quality of life to longevity. With the New Year finally here, it’s the perfect time to make some changes and develop an attitude of gratitude for what the future has in store for you. The result is that you’ll feel happier, healthier and more confident in years to come.

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”  -Charles Swindol

As you transition into senior years, your lifestyle needs can change and senior living communities like Spring Harbor provide the opportunity to experience a supportive and fun lifestyle with everything you need (and more). Between invigorating experiences and serene scenery, Spring Harbor balances the need to remain active as well as enjoy the quieter side of life when it’s time to recharge. Many believe retirement is when your best life begins, and we couldn’t agree more.

Here are 4 reasons to be Grateful at a Senior Living Community:

Beautiful Residences and a Maintenance-Free Lifestyle
There are many senior housing options so all older adults can find a senior living community works for them — no matter what the requirements. At Spring Harbor, we set the bar for retirement living higher starting with a beautiful 40-acre campus. Here, we offer a perfect balance between privacy and community. Our friendly, first-class neighborhoods are designed with long-term needs in mind.

The many choices for senior housing can be overwhelming. At Spring Harbor, the Independent Living choices are contemporary and inviting and are available in Garden Villas or Apartments with a variety of floor plans. Home sweet home can mean lush lawns and landscapes with freestanding villas or a stunning selection of apartments ranging from 607 to 2422 square feet. All choices are modern and fresh and offer many styles, so you can choose the space that best suits you.

Services like weekly housekeeping, laundry service, and maintenance are available at most senior living communities. However, life at Spring Harbor’s coveted independent community offers access to all the comforts you’re used to and more. The retirement lifestyle in a community like Spring Harbor is like trading in your home ownership chores and responsibilities for a more active, rewarding and fun social life. Cutting out the extra work that comes with keeping a home allows residents to live maintenance free and focus on what truly matters.

Resort Style Amenities, Services and Amazing Dining Opportunities
Many senior living communities offer a variety of amenities and services. At Spring Harbor, it’s more like resort-style living. Dive into our lively array of activities and pursue hobbies and interests full time. Explore all the wellness programs and focus on staying fit. Learn to play poker or mahjong. Try line dancing. Enjoy a massage or have your nails done. Grab a gourmet bite from one of our four dining venues. Venture into Columbus, Georgia to experience concerts, theatre, art galleries, botanical gardens, museums, and more. There are so many new things to try.

Spring Harbor offers the highest standards with the following:

• Amenities: Wellness Center, fitness center, indoor heated pool, and the Community Commons which offers parlor and lounge areas, art studio, music and reading room, movie theater, hair salon, wood shop and a club and game room.

• Services:  We provide maintenance, housekeeping, security, pet-friendly areas, and a variety of dining options

• Dining: Different plans provide residents with choices. Enjoy a quick, mouthwatering meal at our upstairs Bistro overlooking the outdoor putting green or visit the main dining room for a more formal affair. Socialize at the Sunday brunch buffet or make special arrangements like to-go orders or private dining.

More Connection, Socialization, Health and Longevity
Research shows us time after time, those who stay socially active tend to live well into their 90s as opposed to those who don’t. Longevity studies point to regular physical and mental stimulation that seniors with more active social lives enjoy. We know that socialization can fight loneliness and depression and provide sense of purpose and belonging, so we invite residents to participate an active lifestyle.

At Spring Harbor, we encourage residents to live it up. From weekly movie nights, to board games, and to happy hours, there’s always something going on. We decorate for the holidays, plan holiday menus and even plan the parties too. Whether you’re always on the go, or you prefer more down time, you can plan your days accordingly. Our activities director specializes in creating many different types of opportunities to enjoy. Residents at Spring Harbor can participate in a variety of thoughtful and fulfilling activities every month.

With such a vibrant community at Spring Harbor, there are also loads of opportunities to join clubs and groups with shared interests like walking, painting, dancing, chess or dominoes. There are volunteer opportunities, religious services and planning activities to get involved in. Be helpful, and share your kindness. Make new friends and strengthen relationships by engaging in activities together — it all makes the lifestyle more fun and that’s what matters.

A Built in Circle of Support with a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Studies have found that older adults who have meaningful relationships and a circle of support are likely to live longer than their peers with fewer connections. At senior living communities, building relationships top priority. At Spring Harbor, we go the extra mile to offer a helping hand whenever needed. We work continuously to make everyone feel comfortable and part of the community. It’s the greatest gift for both senior residents and their families to know loved ones have a circle of support.

A CCRC, like Spring Harbor at Green Island, allows seniors to upgrade their level of care from Independent Living to Personal Care to Skilled Nursing or Memory Support all in one place. By offering every level of care possible within one community, you’re not only able to remain near to your dearest friends and continue to enjoy the activities, events, and dining you’ve grown to love, but also benefit from the availability of on-staff medical experts in the case your care needs suddenly change overnight. This offers superior peace of mind and a way of planning for “just in case” scenarios.

The Spring Harbor Conclusion
Enjoying gratitude is associated with a host of mental and physical benefits. Pair that with the maintenance-free lifestyle, resort style amenities, social activities and the five star healthcare facility at Spring Harbor at Green Island and you have a recipe for senior living at its finest. Spring Harbor offers your new paradise, luxe living with country club amenities, and a health and wellness program, bar none.

If you’re looking to be more grateful in your retirement and considering the Spring Harbor lifestyle, schedule a tour or give us a call at (706) 641-0424 today!


Visit Spring Harbor at Green Island

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