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Health & Wellness | June 11, 2024

Happiness For Seniors: Well-Being in Your Golden Years


What does it take to feel happy? The concept of happiness varies from person to person, and achieving it involves a mix of biological, psychological, and environmental elements. Through research, science has started to demystify what makes us feel happy. Here’s what we’ve learned, with some specific insight into how happiness can be nurtured during your golden years.

Key Factors Influencing Senior Happiness

Research highlights several key elements that can boost happiness later in life:

  • Maintaining social connections
  • A sense of purpose
  • Ability to embrace change
  • Staying active and continuous learning
Fostering Happiness at Trico LivingWell

At Trico LivingWell, we are dedicated to creating an environment that supports every resident’s happiness and well-being. Here are some ways we incorporate joy into daily life:

Social Activities and Clubs:

We provide a variety of activities that encourage residents to connect, share, and develop friendships. Our diverse clubs—from philosophy to gardening and quilting—allow residents to explore common interests together.

Health and Wellness Programs:

Recognizing the link between physical health and happiness, we offer fitness programs designed to keep bodies moving and spirits high. Our offerings include aerobics, pole walking, and tai chi, tailored to suit everyone’s abilities. We also offer classes like chair yoga and Zumba, which include movements for fall prevention. We are dedicated to ensuring that all residents, regardless of physical or cognitive abilities, can lead an active life.

Nutritious & Delicious Dining

A balanced diet rich in essential nutrients is not only important in supporting physical health, but our happiness, too. Diets rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats are associated with better mood and lower rates of depression. At Trico LivingWell, our culinary team ensures that fruit and vegetables are readily available and are committed to creating a food environment where the healthiest choice is also the easiest choice.

Lifelong Learning:

Our residents have numerous opportunities to pursue their interests through both organized educational sessions and self-guided learning. Whether it’s exploring a new hobby in our creative studio or attending a workshop led by a local expert, we encourage our residents to remain intellectually active and curious.

Personalized Care and Support:

We believe that happiness stems from feeling valued and cared for. By understanding the personal support networks of our residents, and how these relationships contribute to their overall wellness, we can offer a more personalized and effective care experience. Collaborating closely with family, friends, and care partners, we ensure that our care meets the unique needs and preferences of each resident on their journey through aging.

At Trico LivingWell, we don’t just offer a place to live; we provide a community where happiness and well-being flourish, making every day in the golden years as fulfilling as possible. To learn more and book a tour, visit https://tricolivingwell.com/meetings/