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4 Things at Your Independent Living Facility That Are Surprisingly Good for Your Health

Happy Retirees Work Hard to Maintain Their Health

A Merrill Lynch/Age Wave survey revealed that most retirees believe excellent health is crucial to their experience happily pursuing a lifestyle of independent living in Jacksonville. Exercising and eating a nutritious diet have been shown in studies to lower your risk of acquiring certain health disorders, enhance your immune system, and improve your mood.

CCRC Promotes Strong Social Ties

Hobbies and activities with people you like can improve life pleasure, especially after we leave the workforce and our social networks can dwindle. According to one Gallup poll, happier CCRC Jacksonville, Florida, retirees had more social interactions.

Keeping socially active can be associated with a decreased risk of heart disease, stroke, dementia, melancholy, and anxiety. Low levels of social connection, believe it or not, are just as dangerous as smoking, obesity, alcohol abuse, or physical inactivity. Getting involved at retirement communities in Jacksonville can be the perfect way to create new connections and benefit your health, too! 

Happy Retirees Discover a Clear Sense of Purpose

Finding happiness at an assisted living facility in Jacksonville FL no longer hinges on time spent golfing, strolling along the beach, or reading classic novels. While enjoyable, these archetypal retirement leisure activities may not always provide a feeling of purpose or meaning, which many retirees believe is necessary.

The Merrill Lynch study notes that volunteering provides this sense of meaning, along with other benefits to retirees. Our facilities dedicated to independent living in Jacksonville take this to heart. Retirees who gave money or volunteered also reported a greater sense of purpose and self-esteem, as well as being happier and healthier.

Independent Living in Jacksonville Offers Non-stop Learning

Experts feel that continuing your education and learning new things can help you stay mentally bright, simply by encouraging you to keep your mind engaged. For residents of any assisted living facility in Jacksonville, Florida, brain exercise may aid in keeping your cognitive abilities sharp!

According to the Harvard Medical School’s Healthbeat newsletter, “challenging your brain with mental exercise is thought to activate systems that help preserve individual brain cells and increase communication among them.” So, benefit your brain and your interests by pursuing continuing learning while enjoying independent living in Jacksonville!

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