November 27, 2020
“Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being.”
– J. Stanford
Now that you or your loved one are in your retirement years, it’s normal to want to focus more time on following your passions. And one of the best ways to ensure that you can stay active and focus on your hobbies is to improve your wellness.
While it’s true that the definition of wellness can vary from person to person, there is a set standard that seniors can follow. In fact, that’s why senior living communities, like Franciscan Ministries, use the seven dimensions of wellness to help residents thrive. Let’s take a look at what the seven dimensions of wellness are and how they can help reach a higher level of well-being.
What is the first thing that comes to mind after reading the word “wellness”? You probably thought of physical wellness, but that’s only one part of the whole picture. The seven dimensions of wellness takes into account your physical, intellectual, emotional, social, environmental, spiritual and vocational wellness.
During the early stages of retirement, it’s common for seniors to lose a bit of their direction after working for so many years. The good news is, the seven dimensions of wellness can help you find a greater sense of purpose. By working on each dimension of wellness, you will be able to develop goals as you enjoy your retirement.
Out of the seven dimensions of wellness, social wellness can be a challenge for seniors. But at a senior living community, you or your loved one will be surrounded by friends and peers. It becomes much more convenient to spend time with friends and participate in meaningful activities.
As we naturally age, it’s normal to experience a heightened state of stress and anxiety at times. But the seven dimensions of wellness can help you better manage those stressful moments. It all starts with being more invested in all aspects of your health. For example, let’s say one day it’s more difficult for you to exercise. Being more invested in the other aspects of your health can lower the amount of stress and anxiety you would feel.
At Franciscan Ministries, we focus on the seven dimensions of wellness to help residents at all of our senior living communities live joyfully. Life is a series of moments, and we want to help you or your loved one make the most out of them.
If you’re interested in learning more about what life can be at Franciscan Ministries, we’d be happy to help. Contact us today to get an inside look at the levels of senior care that we offer and how our unique approach to senior living can help you or your loved one thrive.