Older Adults Stay Healthier in Senior Living Communities

Apr 16, 2024

Seniors nearing retirement are faced with a number of decisions. What will the next phase of life look like? Will you continue to work? Will you choose to transition to a senior living community? If so, what kind of community is the best fit for you? 

Ultimately, the decision will come after much consideration of what is best for you and your family. Convenience, accessibility, social engagement, and medical assistance are just a few of the benefits of making the move to a retirement community. Read more on why below.

Senior Swimming
The wellness program is one of the most popular at The Admiral at the Lake’s senior living community in Chicago.


One of the advantages of living in a senior community are the amenities available either on the grounds of the community or nearby. Many residents have access to services such as pools, fitness facilities and group classes, educational opportunities, and more. The Admiral at the Lake offers a variety of on-site care facilities for residents year-round to aid in maintaining both physical and mental health. 

Residential community residents are prone to physical health issues like arthritis, heart conditions and diabetes. A daily routine of physical activities is often encouraged in senior living committees with the intention of keeping its residents happy and healthy. The Admiral at the Lake offers exciting services like a creative arts studio, a woodworking shop, a movie theater and a performance center. 


Many seniors fear that by moving to a living community they will lose their independence, but we confidently say that that is never the case at The Admiral at the Lake. If anything, at a residential community, residents gain independence by reducing the responsibility of maintaining daily household tasks. You get the benefit of your own home without the hassle of maintenance of clearing your driveway of snow during the winter months or fixing a broken stove or clogged drain. Many communities include yard maintenance and basic maintenance issues, which will save you both time and energy. 

Social Interaction

Studies have shown that seniors who are faced with prolonged isolation face the risk of developing mental health issues like depression or bipolar disorder. Spending time and communicating with other residents and staff plays a vital role in maintaining overall mental health. Understanding the needs of seniors plays a huge role in the long term success of their overall well being, and untreated stressors may develop into health disorders that can lead to reduced functioning ability and poor quality of life.

Socially engaged seniors tend to live longer, are generally able to engage in more physical activities and participate in the tasks they love, have reduced risk of dementia and other illnesses. At The Admiral at the Lake, we have a variety of residents who share many different interests that allow our community to flourish in diversity through unity. Many of the activities offered, allow residents to engage socially and build a community based on similar interests within the senior living neighborhood. 

Safety and Medical Assistance 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. The Admiral at the Lake offers a group of skilled nurses who are trained to deal with the needs of residents, giving both our seniors and their families peace of mind. 

Likewise, residential facilities are often a gated community with surveillance protection, that are monitored by a security team. With these precautions in place, residents can walk the grounds of their community knowing that they are protected and travel with extended stays elsewhere without the worry if your home is in safe hands. 

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Learn more about what The Admiral at the Lake active senior community has to offer.